This DIY Christmas tree made from branches and lights is a great idea. It’s perfect for a small space like an apartment or cabin. Or maybe you don’t want to drag out the tree from the basement this year. One thing I would change is to mount the branches on a 1×4 piece of wood so that it doesn’t need to be attached to the wall. Thanks to Uncookie Cutter for the idea.
This year I decided to attempt it and turn this entire wall into a “Winter Wonderland” type wall. I started by making and hanging the snowflakes. I shared how I did that project over on Sawdust 2 Stitches and you can see the tutorial HERE.
Then I started on the tree. It just so happened that we had a bunch of limbs in a pile in the side yard, which I rummaged through until I found a bunch I thought might work. Then I narrowed it down by finding six or seven with a diameters that were close. I did have to ask my neighbor if I could cut one dead limb off her tree, but she didn’t mind and that was my first experience with a hack saw :).
Then I cut them all into a tree pattern, making each one a little shorter than the last. That was super easy. I didn’t measure or anything, because I wanted it to look a little rustic.
Then I drilled holes in each limb. I did measure to the middle of each branch for the hole. Still easy…
I had some leftover twine and decided to give it a try. I wrapped it around and knotted it up. I drilled one small, high hole in the brick and attached a hook. I didn’t want to drill anymore into the brick, so I was bound and determined to make it work with just the one hook.
Images from Uncookie Cutter.
For the full instructions visit Uncookie Cutter.