Do you have a small space that won’t allow for a full Christmas tree? Or maybe you just want to add a little more Holiday cheer to another room in your house. This simple, but beautiful Modern Triangle Wall Christmas Tree might be a fun project for you. It’s make a big statement without taking up any floor space in your home.
With the right tools, a few supplies from the hardware store, foraged winter greens, some bright red berries and about an hour of your time, you’ll have a pretty new addition to your holiday decor. This easy-to make triangle frame can be disassembled and stored away neatly for future Christmases.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Red Berries (foraged or just ask your local florist)
- Winter Greenery (this is Leyland Cypress, or Cedar works well because it lays flat and it very pliable)
- 24 gauge Florist Wire
- PowerGear2 Fiskars Pruners, Fiskars Lopper (25″), and Fiskars Softgrip Micro-Tip Pruning Snip
- Power Drill (with 1/4 bit)
- 3 #10-24 x 3/4 Brass Machine Screws, washers and nuts.
- Measuring Tape
- 1 1/2 inch width pine wood lattice (12 foot length)
Start by measuring the wood to 2 lengths of 40 inches and one at 27 inches. Cut the three pieces with a saw.
With a 1/4″ bit, drill holes on each end of the wood centered and 1/2 inch from the end.
Line up the corners of the triangle and fasten them together with the bolt, washer and nut.
Now it’s time to gather some greenery and berries. Using my new PowerGear2 Fiskars Pruners and Fiskars Lopper (25″) I cut healthy green branches from my Cedar tree. These pruners are the best. They are easy to hold and cut through thick woody branches like butter.
Once you think you have enough greenery, trim off the woody ends and lay out the branches on the triangle frame to determine if you have enough. This tree only took about 3 large branches from my tree.
Starting in one of the bottom corners, begin wiring on the branches, layering a generous amount on top of each other. Lay all the branches in the same direction. Lay the 2 sides of the triangle with the branches pointing up.
This bright pop of red really makes this tree. I got these berries from my local florist, they are called . Using the Fiskars Softgrip Micro-Tip Pruning Snip to trim off all the leaves so that I was just left with bunches of berries. These sharp little snips are perfect for detail work like this.
As you can see, I really just added the berries kind of randomly. I didn’t want it to look too uniform, I wanted it to look a little more organic. So, every 5-6 inches, I wired in the berries along with the greenery, making sure to tuck the stems in behind the greenery.
To make things a little easier, work with shorter pieces (about 1 yard) of wire at a time and join the piece together by simply twisting the ends together.
And that’s it! So easy right? These greens and berries should last at least 2-3 weeks, kind of like any other fresh wreath or garland. The cooler it is, the longer it will last. They will dry out some, but it will still be a pretty.
Because this is so light weight, you only need a small picture hanger or even just a 3M Command Strip if you don’t want to make a hole in the wall.
When Christmas is over, simply cut the wire and remove all the greenery and berries. Unfasten the bolts and store the three sides of the triangle away till next year. I love a project that can be used over and over.
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