There are many reasons why a person doesn’t put up a tree for Christmas. One is that you live in a small apartment or mobile home and there simply isn’t any room. Maybe you’re injured or elderly and aren’t able to go cut down a tree, shop for a one, or drag the tree into the house. Whatever the reason, it’s kind of sad isn’t it? To think of a home without a lovely tree to celebrate Christmas? There’s no reason for that! Everyone should have a tree!
If you’re not planning to put up a tree this year because space is tight or you’re unable to do all that work to achieve it, there’s a quick and easy solution: put the tree on your wall! That might seem a little difficult, but after you try it, you’ll see it was a breeze! Use Christmas tree lights to make a tree outline and you won’t need a real or artificial tree at all! The lights themselves can become this year’s Christmas tree!
Use long strands of small lights to make a tree on just about any wall. The tree can go all the way to the floor or can be made over a table so that it appears to sit on the table itself. It’s really easy to make a simple Christmas tree shape on the wall using ordinary holiday lights.
Although you can use tacks, nails, staples and other things to secure the lights to the wall those things can leave quite a lot of damage behind. You’ll leave no marks whatsoever if you use double-sided tape to affix the lights. Just make a triangle with the lights, taping them in place, then add extras, if you want. After you have a basic, three-sided triangle, made from the lights, you can then shape a tree trunk with an additional strand. Or, you could string more lights, vertically or horizontally, inside the triangle.
The final design for the wall tree is entirely up to you. Use only white Christmas lights or use multi-colored ones. Make two straight lines of lights inside the tree shape or make a zigzag effect inside the triangle. You can even cut a tree shape from felt, attach it to the wall, then outline the tree shape with the Christmas lights. Don’t have a large piece of felt? Ordinary gift wrap can also be used to make a tree shape.
When the tree is finished simply set the presents against the baseboard, near the wall tree, or on the table if the wall tree is a small one that appears to be standing on a table. The wall tree might not be the normal tree you see at Christmastime – but it’s much better than having no tree at all!