How to Make a Lampshade Christmas Tree - Cute Holiday Decor

Are you tired of the same old traditional Christmas tree every year? Why not add a touch of creativity to your holiday decor with a Lampshade Christmas Tree?

This unique alternative is not only a breeze to make but will also become the centerpiece of your holiday decorations.

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How to make a Christmas tree from lampshades

1. Prepare the Lampshades

First things first, gather all the lampshades you want to use for your unique Christmas tree.

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Remove the fabric from each lampshade revealing the frame.

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Next, remove the center rings from each one. This will ensure each lampshade can easily slide over the trunk we will make in the next step.

Creating a Lampshade Christmas Tree

2. Prepare the Pole

For your tree's trunk, grab a humble broom handle. Give it a little TLC by sanding it down to ensure a smooth surface.

Ready mixed concrete

3. Secure the Pole

Time to ensure your Lampshade Christmas Tree stands tall and proud. Grab a bucket of pre-mixed concrete and place the pole right into the center of it.

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Let it dry to create a stable base for your DIY Christmas tree.

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4. Paint the Lampshades

Get your paint and brushes ready! Paint each frame with the color of your choice. This step is where you can get creative and really make your tree your own.

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5. Assemble Your Lampshade Christmas Tree

Now, let's put it all together. Place the entire bucket and pole into a beautiful old crock or container.

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To space out the lampshades and keep them in place, slide each lampshade over the pole and mark where you'd like it to hang.

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Use that mark to apply hot glue to the back of the pole. Then, wrap some twine around the pole four or five times, this will be the spot where each shade sits.

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Slip the lampshades over the pole and secure them with hot glue.

Wrap copper lights around the tree

6. Add the Finishing Touch

No Christmas tree is complete without some twinkle. wrap some thin copper lights around the lampshades and the pole. Simply loop them in and out around the lampshades to create a magical glow.

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Learn how to make a completely unique Christmas tree in our Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree tutorial.

How to make a lampshade Christmas tree

Tutorial: How to Make a Lampshade Christmas Tree

Your unique and fun Lampshade Christmas Tree is ready to light up your space and spread holiday cheer.

This alternative to the traditional Christmas tree is not only a conversation starter but also a charming addition to your festive decor.

Alternative tree lit up with copper lights

I hope this DIY project has inspired you to try something different this holiday season. If you decide to create your own Alternative Christmas Tree, please share your experiences and photos in the comments below.

Merry Christmas Hometalkers!

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