DIY Light Up Christmas Tree

DIY light up Christmas tree

I never put up a Christmas tree.

Yes, I grew up in a Christian family, and yes, we celebrated Christmas.

However, when I moved out on my own I never saw a need for a tree. Call me a pessimist if you’d like (it’s okay, most people do), but I never had an interest in buying a tree (real or fake), setting it up, decorating it, and a month later taking down the decorations, disassembling the tree and storing it away for another year. It really sounds tedious. Not to mention all of the time and space it takes up.

So every year, I celebrate Christmas with my family, and every year at least one person tells me they can’t believe I don’t put up a Christmas tree, as if it’s sinful or something (no offense, family). As a result, I made a DIY version. My own light up Christmas tree that is cheap ($10, thank you Dollar Store), easy to assemble and disassemble and doesn’t take up space in my house. I’m enjoying it.

Want to make one? Keep reading.

Light up Christmas tree materials

DIY Christmas Tree Materials

Christmas lights
Command hooks

I know, short list, right? I was excited about that so I thought you might be too.

Command hooks

Step 1

Prepare your hooks.

Christmas tree shape with Command hooks

Step 2

Arrange them on the wall in the shape of a long triangle. Each set of hooks should be placed farther out than the last.

I started with 7 hooks, but ended up adding in a few more. It totaled 11.

Tip: It would’ve helped if I had thought about tilting my hooks outward instead of upward, but I didn’t think about that until they were already on the wall. You might want to try it because I imagine it would make this process easier.

Christmas lights

Step 3

String your lights through the hooks.

DIY light up Christmas tree

When you’re finished, it should look something like this. The picture really doesn’t do it justice though. It looks really pretty on my wall, but I just can’t capture it. Guess I need to work on my photography skills.

Christmas tree lights

Thanks for reading and happy holiday crafting!

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12 thoughts on “DIY Light Up Christmas Tree

  1. I love this! I’d like to try it. I was thinking of putting lights on my plant, this year, but I like this idea better. 🙂 Gotta look for the command hooks.

  2. Pingback: DIY Light Up Christmas Tree | Natalie

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