Easy DIY Hanging Wall Christmas Tree

3 Materials
$10
1 Hour
Medium

Sometimes having a Christmas tree can be difficult either for financial reasons or space reasons. We've got a great answer for you! Its an easy DIY hanging wall Christmas tree made from dowels! You can make it any size you like. Its simple, inexpensive and beautiful! SEE ALL PHOTOS ON OUR SITE LINK WITHIN THIS POST

Begin by laying out your dowels roughly 5-6 inches apart. This will give you the height of your tree. Using 10 three foot dowels, 3/4" round, our tree was set to be about 4 feet tall.

Measure 5 inches in from the end of the top dowel and place a dot with a sharpie. Then, take a tape measure or string and create a line from that dot to the opposite corner of the bottom dowel. (The widest side, pictured in the bottom half of this photo, is the part of the dowels that you will be keeping for your tree. Be sure to take note of which side is which so that you can discard the right half of the dowels.) Take a sharpie and mark each dowel where the tape measure crosses it. This will be your cut line.

Cut down each dowel at the mark made with the sharpie.  (Be sure to separate your dowels, keeping the correct half as mentioned earlier!)

We then stained our dowels with watered down brown paint.

Begin by tying your twine to the bottom dowel, a few inches in from the left. Once firmly attached, bring the twine up to the next dowel, also a few inches in, and tying it tightly. Continue this process of each side of the dowels, being sure to leave 5-6 inches between each dowel.

After all of the dowel are tied 5-6 inches apart down each side of your dowels, you can create a loop of twine at the center of the top dowel to hang your tree from.

Even up your dowels if needed. You could also use a dab of hot glue to hold the strings in place.

Decorate as desired!


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  • Marge Marge on Dec 16, 2019

    I am going to visit my sister and she didn’t want the mess of a tree. I told her about this idea and wanted to forward it to her. Can you please tell me how to do that?

  • Jody Jody on Dec 07, 2020

    So so cute!!!!

  • Marty Ayers Marty Ayers on Dec 08, 2020

    This would also be an excellent way to display Christmas cards.... many ways to hang them... hole punch and wire ornament hangers or ribbon, clothes pins, etc.

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  • Amy Amy on Jun 07, 2021

    WOW!! Now I know just how to put my Christmas trees together and I know the perfect place in my house. I am a huge Christmas fanatic. That totally works

  • D D on Jun 08, 2021

    Want a small version that can go pretty much any where? Use chopsticks 🥢 as the dowels just cut off the pointed end. Use battery 🔋 powered rice lights and hide the batteries in a small box made to look like a gift 🎁under the tree 🎄. Add other small boxes to fill in. I used Milk Dud Halloween candy boxes (like a 1 inch cube) for the fill ins. Relatively light in weight so a Command hook can be used to hang it.

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