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DIY Wall Christmas Tree

You may have seen those wall Christmas trees made with branches and ornaments. I thought I would make my tree on a piece of plywood.   Some people make them just with ornaments.

 I thought I would make my tree on a piece of plywood.  I am using Birch from Home Depot. I have had this frame  for years, left over from a photo booth party.
Since our family room is bronze, rust and gold, I wanted to create a Christmas tree in those rich warm colors.

You will need a picture frame.  Feel free to look in thrift stores or something you already have.  Silly me, I forgot to take pictures along the way. So I will try to create a tutorial on how I created the wall Christmas tree.  My husband was kind enough to do the cutting and attaching the birch plywood to the frame.
He also stained the plywood and corner moulding block.


1 sheet of 1/4" plywood.  Pick you wood preference whether, it is oak, pine, birch or. 

DM ICB275 2-3/4 in. x 5-3/4 in. Pine Crown Block Moulding - Home Depot
1 wood picture frame - mine measures 291/2 " wide X 40" long.

Hot glue

Christmas bulb ornaments colors of your choice.
Faux Christmas greens
I used pieces from an old Christmas Wreath

Battery Fairy Lights
Star for the top.
First step is cutting the birch plywood to fit the frame and attaching it.
He stained the plywood and corner piece and then attached it.
Now, it's time to layout the tree.  I used pieces of faux greenery from a former wreath to form the tree.  Build your Christmas tree up. with the greenery
Start adding your Christmas bulbs, one by one. You can play around with the bulb layout before you glue them.

When I was finished, I added the fairy lights.  I hid them in the corner block moulding. They also have a timer, which makes it perfect for setting the time when it gets dark.
Have fun and be creative.  Think of the possibilities.  

A white and silver tree on whitewashed wood is lovely. Sometimes I decorate our family room in white and silver or gold.

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  1. You have coolest couch! It's cozy and elegant at the same time. Can you tell me where you found it?

    Great post!

    Wendy TheInspiredEater.

  2. Your wall Christmas trees look fabulous and quite chic, Linda! I love the look with and without ornaments! I've noticed wall hanging trees with just the greenery for sale in trendy online sites. I wanted to do something like that on my wall with white branches, but I thought having white walls and white branches wouldn't look right so I scrapped the idea. Your frame and white washed wood really makes your wall tree look gorgeous! Great ideas!

  3. I love this!! I have never seen them before but I love the look. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and have a happy new year, Linda. Thanks for all your help throughout the year.

  4. Wow! Amazing and beautiful! I haven't seen these before but then again, I'm not much of a crafter so I don't "keep up."

  5. They sell these at a shop that I frequent they are so gorgeous. Love the white wash and silver and white one. So beautiful. Linda. Have a great week. xoxo

  6. So lovely and oh so creative, Linda! Merry Christmas!

  7. Well done! So festive there..enjoy this holiday season:)

  8. This is lovely, Linda. I've never done a wall tree (apart from the wall trees I already have but not one like this, made with the ornaments). I wonder where I'd put it! But it looks like such a fun project. Now I'm thinking I could make a small one with smaller balls and THAT might fit! I don't want to be the house that has so much stuff you can't see anything but I can easily fall into that trap! Yours is just so elegant!

  9. That's a clever idea, and looks great, Linda! Beautiful!

  10. Me encantan tus árboles, tanto el blanco como el que has hecho sobre madera de a abedul, es una idea diferente y queda preciosa. Un beso grande

  11. That is so clever, I love the finished result...and gotta love those handy husbands, helping to make our crafty Christmas dreams come true. They're better than Santa's elves!!

  12. How cool is this??? I would have to find a place to hang it..probably would take something down ...or stand it up somewhere..Beautiful..thanks for the directions..Love it

  13. What a brilliant idea!! And I love how you designed it so the light controller is hidden behind the moulding/tree pot. The wall trees are beautiful and so are the rest of your decorations. Thank you for the inspiration and the excellent instructions!

  14. I love this idea and it's wonderful that you had your husband help you with this project. This is a festive Christmas tree idea Linda. Wishing you a wonderful end of the week and weekend.

  15. Clever idea! And I adore those nutcrackers!

  16. How pretty the framed tree looks, Linda!

  17. So pretty Linda and what a great idea to mount it on wood in a frame! Perfect for small spaces too, pinning to make next year, thank you!


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