If you've been around these parts for a few minutes, you already know that I have a little bitty problem with Christmas trees. Except, it's not really a problem because there are no problems to be found when you can wander from room-to-room in your house looking at sparkly lights. There is a tree in nearly every window, plus a few extras.
Like this one.
There's something about this simple tree that grabs everyone's attention. I sit and stare at it all the time, so I'm not judging anybody else who is intrigued. I've been asked how it was made enough times to give in and reveal how very difficult the whole thing is.
Which, uh, it's a 3-minute project.
Step one: Find dewdrop/fairy lights. I bought mine at Target (they are these ones), but they can be found lots of places. Amazon, even. The dewdrop/fairy lights are made with wire. They weigh practically nothing and can be shaped really easily.
Step two: Stab the wall with pins.
I used straight pins to hang the lights. I frankly don't care about holes in the wall, particularly small ones that will fill if I just put up a coat of paint. Straight pins were handy when I initially made the tree, so that's what I have stuck with. Heh. Stuck. Pin.
These hooks would also work. I have used those exact hooks all over the place for Christmas decorations and bunches of other things. My only beef with them is that they don't always come off the wall cleanly.
There is a pin at each one of the outside points. They basically form a triangle, but then the lights weave between them in a zig-zag.
And that's it. The lights have a plug at one end (you can see the cord running to the bottom left of the first photo) and just abruptly end at the other. That abrupt ending works well for this because you don't have to try to hide a plug or anything. I started at the bottom and worked my way up.
Now go forth and make more trees. Just make sure you share the photo with me somewhere because sparkly lights are the best.