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.
Decorative Wall-Mounted Christmas Tree

Decorative Wall-Mounted Christmas Tree

Designer Casey Noble created the look and feel of a Christmas tree by creating a wall-mounted version using medium density fiberboard (MDF) trim and fabric. This tree a is perfect design for small spaces with low ceilings.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Materials Needed:

  • 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
  • staples
  • drill
  • wood screws
  • needle-nose pliers
  • picture hanging wire and hooks

Create Frame

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.

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On a flat surface, lay three pre-cut mitered strips of MDF trim, then attach as a triangle using drill.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

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.

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Cut velvet fabric, then stretch the fabric tightly across the back.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Staple Fabric

Keep fabric stretched tightly, then fasten along the back of the frame, securing it in place with staple gun.

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Keep the fabric stretched tightly, then fasten it along the back of the frame, securing it in place with staple gun.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Cut Excess Fabric

Once the velvet fabric is securely fastened, use fabric scissors to cut away excess.

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Once fabric is securely fastened, use fabric scissors to cut away excess.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

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.

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Use needle nose pliers to add picture hanging wire and hooks along the back of the frame.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Add Ornaments

Insert ornament hooks into lightweight tree ornaments, then secure in place through the stretched velvet.

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Insert ornament hooks into lightweight tree ornaments, then secure in place.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Add Star Topper

Insert pushpin or hook eye directly into the wall above the triangle tree, then hang star ornament as a tree topper.

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Insert push pin directly into the wall above the triangle tree, then hang star.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

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