How to make your own DIY Christmas tree on a wall using Command hooks, garland, and a string of lights for an Advent calendar or cheap Christmas decor.
One of our family’s favorite Christmas playroom traditions is putting up a wall Christmas tree. It’s quick, easy, cheap, and requires practically zero storage space if you don’t have room for a traditional Christmas tree.
Even though we make it look whimsical for our kids, you could definitely use more traditional green pine garland to recreate this wall tree. It’s the perfect solution for setting up a tree without taking up space in an apartment, waiting room, classroom, or anywhere.
How to Make a Wall Mounted Christmas Tree With Lights
- Wire Command hooks
- Thin Christmas garland in the color/style of your choice (tinsel garland works great)
- Battery powered Christmas lights or fairy lights
- Marquee star light (you could even make a star out of cardboard and paint it)
- Command hanging strip
- Small shatterproof ornaments with hooks (I find these in the dollar store.)
- Optional: Clothespins and numbered small bags to use the wall tree as an Advent calendar.
Step 1 – Mark Spots for Hooks
Use a pencil to mark where you want the top of the tree on the wall. Decide if you want a wide tree or a skinny tree from here to get an idea of the triangular shape you’ll create in Step 2.
Step 2 – Place Hooks
Place your Command indoor/outdoor light hooks on the wall in the shape of a triangle.
Step 3 – Weave Garland Through Hooks
Start at the top of your triangle shape to place the end of your garland into the first hook on the wall. Weave your garland down the triangle through each hook.
Step 4 – Place Lights
Repeat the same process as the garland with battery operated fairy lights or plug-in string lights (if you’re near an outlet). Make sure the battery pack or plug ends at the bottom of the tree where the “trunk” would be.
Step 5 – Attach Star
If you plan to add a star, attach a star shape of your choice on top of the tree using a Command large picture hanging strip. (I found my star in the dollar section of Target.)
Step 6 – Hang Ornaments
If you want to take it a step further, hang small shatterproof ornaments from wire hook on your garland.
Step 7 – Hang Advent Tags or Bags
For an interactive wall Christmas tree, attach numbered bags with treats or numbered tags with messages to the garland with clothespins. It’s a great way to turn this DIY Christmas wall decor into a fun Advent calendar.
You could use clothespins to hang up Christmas cards too!
Done! So stinkin’ cute I could die!
No tools needed, super quick, stays in place, and it’ll all come down without any damage once Christmas is over.
It’s seriously SO easy to make this DIY Christmas tree on the wall with lights. It takes about an hour tops and turns out a little different every time. Lights and ornaments are totally optional, but it adds to the fun.
I probably don’t want to know how much we spend on hooks and hanging strips because we seriously use them year-round.
This room is definitely not minimalist, but what’s the fun in that, anyway?
Do you decorate your kids’ bedrooms or playrooms? Since having these sweet babies, Christmas is always extra magical, so it seems only fitting to add extra magic in their spaces for them to enjoy.
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