Do you have a small space that won't allow for a full Christmas tree? Or maybe you just want to add a little more holiday cheer to another room in your home? This simple but beautiful Modern Triangle Wall Christmas Tree makes a big statement without taking up any floor space.
Space-saving Wall Christmas Tree
1. Start by measuring the pieces of wood to make a basic triangle frame for the tree. You'll need two 40 inch pieces and one 27-inch piece. We started with a piece of pine that was 1/4 inch x 1-1/2 inch x 12 foot. Cut the three pieces with a saw.
2. With a 1/4 inch bit, drill holes on each end of the wood. The holes should be centered and 1/2 inch from the end.
3. Line up the corners of the triangle and fasten them together with a bolt, washer and nut.
4. Now it's time to gather some greenery and berries. Leyland Cypress or Cedar works well for the greenery because it lays flat and is very pliable. The berries can be foraged or found at your local florist.Use the PowerGear2™ Prunerand PowerGear2™ Lopper (25") to cut healthy, green branches. These pruners are comfortable to use and cut through thick branches easier than other pruners.
5. Once you've cut your greenery, trim off the woody ends and lay the branches on the triangle frame to determine if you have enough. This tree only took about three large branches.Lay all the branches in the same direction with the branches pointing up on each side of the triangle.
6. Starting in one of the bottom corners, begin wrapping wire around the wooden frame and the greenery.Use a generous amount to hold the greenery in place.
7. Before adding the berries, I used the Softgrip®Micro-Tip® Pruning Snip to trim off all of the leaves from the berry stem. This bright pop of red really makes this tree.
8. Add a hanger to the back of the wooden frame, and that's it! Because the tree is so lightweight, you only need a small picture hanger or even just a wall adhesive strip if you don't want to make a hole in the wall to hang the tree.
These greens and berries should last at least 2-3 weeks, similar to any other fresh wreath or garland. The cooler the temperature, the longer it will stay looking fresh, adding holiday cheer to your home.