I am kicking off my first Christmas project with a bang! I have teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you a whole bunch of ideas that are full of bling! It doesn’t get any “bling-ier” than a shiny LED Christmas tree wall decor! I was so surprised at how just putting this one thing up totally put me in the mood for Christmas. It made me want to pull out the Christmas tree and set it up!! Here is my entryway console table.
Wait! YOU HAVE GOT TO TURN ON THE MAGIC!!!
I got a wow out of both my kids when they walked in… and it totally made my day!! Plus, it was seriously so easy to make!
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Materials needed to make the DIY LED Christmas Tree wall decor –
- 1/4″ MDF
- 1×3 boards
- 1 x2 boards
- Jig saw
- 1 1/4″ Spax screws
- 5/8″ wire nails
- LED Fairy lights
- Paint – metallic green craft paint and red paint
- Sparkle mod podge
How to make to make your own LED Christmas wall decor –
Step 1 – Start by drawing the Christmas tree shape on the 1/4″ MDF. I drew it free hand and fixed it a bit to make it as symmetric as possible.
Step 2 – Cut out the shape using a Jigsaw. I have to admit, it was the first time I cut any shape other than a circle using my jigsaw and it was much easier than I expected.
Step 3 – Cut the 1 x 3 boards to the size you need. I used the Christmas tree cut out to eyeball the sizes of boards I needed and painted them red. I used red paint leftover from my Ikea Ivar makeover.
Step 4 – Attach the boards together by screwing in two 1 x2 boards from the back using the 1 1/4″ spax screws. I love these screws because they don’t need any pre drilled holes.
Step 5 – Paint the Christmas tree. I used a metallic green craft paint. To give the Christmas tree a sparkle, I gave it quick coat of sparkle mod podge. This way, even in the day when it is not lit, it will shine.
Step 6 – Add the wire nails about 1 inch apart all around the edges of the Christmas tree.
Step 7 – Decide placement for the Christmas tree on the red plaque and mark it. drill a hole big enough for the LEDs to pass through on the inside of the mark so it is under the tree when it is attached.
Step 8 – Pull the LED out through the hole and start wrapping the wire around the wire nails. The LED should be in the middle of the nails. I needed 2 strings of LED lights to complete the tree (it is a good thing the LED came in a set of 2). At the point where the first one ended, I made another hole and used the same process of pulling the lights out and winding them.
Step 9 – Once all the lights were in place, I glued the tree to the plaque using Gorilla glue.
Step 10 – I wrapped the leftover fairy lights around the back of the plaque and taped the switches down so they don’t move.
I wasn’t planning on having it wrap around the back, but I love how it ended up. Now it has a back light too!
You should see this at night!! I wish my photography skills were developed enough to show you exactly how wonderful it looks! There is something about the Christmas lights that make everything feel so festive!!
How are you kicking off Holiday decorating?
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