Christmas Tree wall hanging

Last week I shared my Christmas Home Tour and promised to share my Christmas Tree wall hanging with you all.  I fell in love with the tree fabric at Ikea but alas, with no Ikea in our state I had to take matters into my own crafty hands.

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging, Delineateyourdwelling.com

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supply list

*White Tablecloth (I got mine at Target)
Black Acrylic Paint + Paint Brush
Emerald Green Pom poms
Gold Ornament (Used for the tree topper)

Tree Hanging Supplies, Delineateyourdwelling.com

 

The first thing I did was hold my tablecloth up to the wall to determine the appropriate size.  The entry wall in our house connects to the staircase at the top and has an odd planter (that I turned into a bench) at the bottom, so it’s an odd shape and 4.5′ was about all the height I could get to fit correctly.  I cut the tablecloth to that size and put down a painters cloth on the floor so as to not bleed through.

I used a pencil to lightly decide how wide I wanted my tree based on the height and after that was painting time.  In case you didn’t know, prior to starting this blog, I was practicing landscape architecture.  I worked at a landscape architecture office for eight years, so I draw trees (and plants) is not too intimidating for me.

BUT, let’s say you aren’t a landscape architect but want to draw a similar style tree.  My hints are these.  First, with a pencil draw a tall skinny triangle.  Next, draw at least three levels/branches to that triangle’s outer edges.  Always draw in odd numbers.  Then, not perfectly but close to the same areas, match the same number of branches.  For the bottom, add some ruffled line work to indicate the bottom branches of the tree.  (Hope that helped some… if not, just copy my tree – ha)

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging painting, Delineateyourdwelling.com

Now, that my basic shape was painted on, I added the interior branches.

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging paintings, Delineateyourdwelling.com

I let my tree dry overnight and in the morning, found an old curtain rod that wasn’t being used to hang my tree up with.  I laid the rod on the backside of the tree hanging and folded it over to I would have an even seam.  Next, I simply used hot glue to secure the hem.  You could actually sew this or even use iron on bonding, but I went the quick and easy way.  The tablecloth didn’t weigh anything, so I was confident the glue would hold just fine.

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging rod, Delineateyourdwelling.com

I used twine to secure the rod to the wall.

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging wall, Delineateyourdwelling.com

I wanted a very simple look for my tree, so I strung Emerald green pom poms on green thread and used that for my tree’s ornaments and garland.

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging pom, Delineateyourdwelling.com

I then printed out my Green Merry Christmas Garland (sold in my Etsy shop for $5) and hung that at the top.

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging garland, Delineateyourdwelling.com

A final touch of some white and red pom poms and a gold ornament for a tree topper and it was done!

Christmas Tree Hanging, Delineateyourdwelling.com

I really love how this tree turned out.  It’s very bold and graphic and has the potential to be changed up year after year based on what “ornaments” or garlands I hang on it.

If you liked this project, you might like some of these other Christmas projects I’ve crafted.

fabric newsletter ornament

Fabric Newsletter Ornament, Delineateyourdwelling.com

 

color blocked nutcrackers

Colorblocked Nutcracker, Delineateyourdwelling.com

rustic christmas tree

Rustic Christmas Tree, Delineateyourdwelling.com

22 thoughts on “Christmas Tree wall hanging

  1. Amy! I love this idea! I’ll have to make one of these next year. I put together a paper tree for one wall, but I like the look of your tree so much! Merry Christmas!

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