Sunday, December 13, 2015

DIY: Wall Art Christmas Tree


I was inspired to make this cute space-saving Christmas tree when I came across a version of it on Brit+Co.’s Snapchat channel, which by the way, is awesome and I can’t wait for it to come back on December 18! I didn't have any colorful paper on hand to use (aside from primary colored construction paper), but saw some holiday themed tissue paper for a whopping $2.99 at TJ Maxx so decided to give it a whirl and I think it turned out great!


Materials:
  • 10 ft. Christmas tree lights
  • 3M small Command cord clips
  • Tissue paper
  • Masking tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or cutting mat + rotary cutter
  • Paper (for the stencil)

Directions: 

1. Cut out your triangle paper stencil
The triangle base should be 5.5" and triangle height should be 8.5".


2. Trace out your triangle shapes on tissue paper
On one sheet of tissue paper, divide the paper into 8.5" strips. You should have two 8.5" strips on a single sheet.

Then, use the triangle stencil to draw out the triangles on one of the strips. This will allow you to cut the most number of triangles with the least amount of tracing.


3. Cut out your shapes
Stack your tissue paper together (I used about 8 pieces of tissue paper) and lay the drawn-on one on top. Use your rotary cutter or scissors to first carefully cut the 8.5" strips, then stack them all together with the drawn-on one on top. Cut out the triangles.




4. Tape your triangles and lights onto the wall
Use masking tape to tape the triangles onto the wall experimenting with different ways of laying them. Attach the lights to the wall over the triangles using 3M Command clips.


Here's the finished product in my lil' apartment :D

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