Written 31st October 2022 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter
Space within a house can be tight, especially when all the Christmas Tree decorations come out. There is always the dilemma of where to put the tree and how much floor space will be used.
Martin Meaney, 34 from Dublin was working at home during COVID and after having to move his desk into his home, he just didn't have the space for a Christmas Tree. He came up with a clever hack for a minimal Christmas Tree.
Using only wood and a garland bought from Amazon. Martin claimed it was cost-effective at only £30 (€35) and could be reused each year.
For an even cheaper alternative, you could use real foliage. Some Christmas tree sellers throw away trees that they can not sell. You could make this for only the price of a piece of wood!
- Staple gun and staples: This is to attach the foliage to the wood, alternatives could be used.
- Shears or scissors: to trim the foliage or garland
- Saw: to cut wood into planks
- Wood: To attach the foliage or garland. The wood then attaches to the wall.
- Foliage / Garland:
- Command strips: used to attach planks of wood to the wall. You will need around two multi-packs of command strips, each containing eight pairs of large and four pairs of medium strips. Alternatives can be used.
- Lights and decorations: to decorate!
Step 1 - Saw the Wood
Carefully saw your wood into five pieces. The length of the wood is optional due to the size of your wall. We would recommend measuring 1 metre, 80cm, 60cm, 40cm, and 20cm in length.
Step 5 - Arrange the tree
We found arranging the tree on the floor and getting the exact distance you want between each wood piece made fixing it to the wall easier. You can get a good idea of what areas need more foilage/garland.
It is a personal choice but we prefered around 15cm distance between each piece of wood.Christmastrees.co.uk
Baba Mouchel shared her amazing homemade Christmas tree with us via facebook.
She added "I bought 1” x 2”s, cut them to form the triangle, put a piece across the middle. Nailed it together, painted it green. When it was dry I put the thick green garland around it. Then put the lights on and decorated it! It’s so perfect!"