Learn how to make DIY Christmas wall decor. It is so easy to make and will add the perfect touch of sparkle to your Christmas decor!
Are you ready to decorate for Christmas?
This easy DIY Christmas wall decor idea is perfect to kick off the season of decorating and sparkle!
And how perfect does it look?!
The LED lights are easy to turn on and off and even in the day, if you turn them off, the tree still looks perfectly festive with all the sparkle on it!! 🙂
I built this using mostly scrap wood I had but if you had to buy all the lumber, it would still cost you under $20!
Of course, I had to buy the LED string lights but those are pretty cheap too!
When I put it up, it totally got me in the mood for Christmas and made me want to pull out the Christmas tree!
I got a “wow!” out of both my kids when they walked in. It totally made my day!!
Plus, it was seriously so easy to make!
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Materials to make DIY LED Christmas Tree wall decor –
How to make to make your own LED Christmas wall decor –
Step 1 – Cut out the Christmas tree
Draw a Christmas tree shape on 1/4″ MDF and cut it out using a jigsaw.
Step 2 – Prepare the 1″ x 3″ boards
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. I didn’t really worry about them being the same size either because they were going to be staggered anyway.
Then, I sanded and painted them red. I used red paint leftover from my Ikea Ivar makeover.
Step 3 – Attach Boards.
Attach the 1×3 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 Christmas tree.
Step 6 – Add wire nails.
Start by adding wire nails about 1 inch apart all around the edges of the tree.
Step 7 – Add LED lights
The LEDs come in from the back.
To do this – decide the placement of the 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 attached.
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 LEDs came in a set of 2).
At the point where the first one ended, I made another little hole and used the same process of pulling the lights out and winding them.
Step 8 – Attach tree
Once all the lights were in place, I glued the tree to the plaque using Gorilla glue.
Step 9 – Finish up!
I wrapped the leftover fairy lights around the back of the plaque and taped the switches down so they don’t move.
You can add hanging hardware to put it up on the wall or just have it stand on a table or mantle. I have mine on the entryway console table.
I wasn’t planning on having it wrap around the back, but I love how it ended up. Now it has a backlight too!
That’s it! Easy and quick! The longest part was waiting for paint to dry!
You should see this at night!! Here is a close-up!
Products used for light up tree wall decor-
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