Holiday House 2013

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.

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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.

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.

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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