How to Make a Wall-Mounted Christmas Tree Alternative
Designer Casey Noble shows how to bring the look and feel of a Christmas tree to a small space by creating a wall-mounted version using MDF trim and fabric.
- two precut mitered strips of 1X2" MDF trim for sides of tree
- one precut mitered strip of 1X2" MDF trim for base of tree
- fabric scissors
- velvet fabric by the yard
- ornament hooks
- lightweight ornaments
- hanging star ornament
- pushpin or hook eye
- tailor's tape
- staple gun
- wood screws
- needle-nose pliers
- picture hanging wire and hooks
On a flat, level surface, lay three precut mitered strips of 1X2" MDF trim out, then attach as a triangle using drill and wood screws.
Cut, Then Stretch Fabric
Cut velvet fabric approximately 6 inches wider than the width of the base of the triangle tree frame, then stretch the fabric tightly across the back.
Keep fabric stretched tightly, then fasten along the back of the frame, securing it in place with staple gun.
Cut Excess Fabric
Once the velvet fabric is securely fastened, use fabric scissors to cut away excess.
Add Hanging Wire
Use needle-nose pliers to add picture hanging wire and hooks along the back of the frame approximately 6-8 inches down from the top.
Insert ornament hooks into lightweight tree ornaments, then secure in place through the stretched velvet.
Add Star Topper
Insert pushpin or hook eye directly into the wall above the triangle tree, then hang star ornament as a tree topper.