No space for a Christmas tree? Try this DIY hack instead!

While everyone is off to the stores and getting their Christmas trees ready for display in their homes, we understand that there may be a number of you who aren’t able to do that because of space constraints in your home. Instead of feeling envious of others, we have a DIY hack for you that will make your house look just as pretty even without a full Christmas tree!

Here’s what you would need:

A blank wall

The first thing you would need is a blank wall. It doesn’t have to be white, but you should have some space on the wall so that it can be the canvas for your Christmas tree. If you don’t have it, not to worry, because you can always try to make it work by getting a board. This board can be placed against your furniture for an impromptu photo wall.

Tinsel garland

Next, you would need to get a tinsel garland in a dark green colour. This would form the basis of your tree, so you would definitely want to get something that has the closest similarity in colour to an actual tree.

Shopee offers a thick tinsel garland that looks similar to a real tree from far. The length for each of the garland is 1.8m, but you can probably go for at least two pieces so that you can make a good-sized tree on the wall. You can buy it here for S$3.90 each, and you can either opt for delivery or self-collection.

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Now comes the fun part because you will have to stick the garland on the wall in the shape of a Christmas tree. If you want to make sure that it looks straight and proper, it would be best that you have someone else standing behind you to guide you on where to position the garland.

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Fairy lights

In order to dress your tree up and make it shine, you would need to get fairy lights. We would suggest getting the ones that are battery powered just because it is that much easier to operate. Plus, you wouldn’t have to worry about there not being a plug outlet near the area you’re intending to place the DIY tree.

A 5m string of 50 fairy lights cost S$6.50 on Shopee. You can also get a longer one with more bulbs if you think that 50 bulbs aren’t enough.

Once you’ve bought it, you can attach it to the tinsel garland like so!

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Christmas ornaments

Now, you can be just like everyone else and buy Christmas decorations and ornaments that you can hang on your DIY tree! Instead of opting for ornaments made with a heavier or more brittle material like metal or glass respectively, opt for something that is lighter. You can go for felt ornaments, stuffed toys, or even design your own using paper!

This adorable set of six felt ornaments can be purchased for S$6.58 while the set of golden stars can be purchased for S$6.50 on Shopee. They will certainly add a pop of colour to your DIY tree.

Credit: Shopee
Credit: Shopee

These wooden ones would also look cute on your DIY tree! Each ornament is going for S$1.40 and you can purchase it here.

Credit: Shopee

Remember to also add on a topper to the top of your Christmas tree!

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Hang all of these decorations on your DIY tree, and you’re almost there to a finished Christmas tree.

The finished product

Add a little mat at the bottom of the wall to create a cute little sitting corner, add a few sticker decals, or even put your gift boxes and presents at the base of the Christmas tree to complete the entire look.

And once you’re all done and satisfied, you should end up with something like this.

Credit: 美颜的丑小鸭/XiaoHongShu
Credit: 美颜的丑小鸭/XiaoHongShu

We know it’s not a full Christmas tree, but this will be a cute and fun bonding activity you can do with your partner or even your kids this Christmas. Don’t let space constraints take away all the fun that Christmas has to offer! Instead, adapt to the situation and overcome it with this DIY hack.

Bonus: For those of you who are in a rush and don’t quite have that much time to put everything together, you can purchase this Christmas Tree Tapestry that you can quickly attach to your windows or your wall to instantly turn it into a festive corner.

Credit: Lazada
Credit: Lazada

This tapestry can be purchased from S$7.90 right here on Lazada. Shop now to get it just in time for Christmas!

Happy holidays, everyone!