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Project

String-Light "Wall" Tree with Felt Star Ornaments

Introduction

In a child's room or a hallway, a string-light tree is as festive as an evergreen.

To create one, use adhesive hooks (four along the bottom, one at the top) to hang lights in the shape of a Christmas tree. Felt star ornaments add to the twinkle effect -- ivory and white are particularly chic, but you can make them in any color.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print star template.

  2. Step 2

    Iron 2 pieces of felt together with iron-on fusible interfacing.

  3. Step 3

    Trace star onto felt, and cut out.

  4. Step 4

    Sew a loop of ribbon through the top of each star, and hang on tree with floral wire.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2010

Reviews (9)

  • 14 Dec, 2011

    i did this on my front window w/suctions (thank you dollar tree) instead of the command strips. the dimensions are up to you. i also criss-crossed the inside lights & hung lots of colorful ornaments. keep them light & flat though. it turned out amazing. didn't take much time at all & everyone was really surprised. we won't be in town this christmas, but we still have our tree! i might do this every year, just in another part of the house. i love it!

  • 6 Dec, 2011

    hi there I'v got 5 dogs @ my place & 6 3wk old puppies this tree Idea sounds graat in my situation thanks awfully for the idea no trees falling over this yr have a wonderful holiday season & b in touch next yr all going well

  • 19 Dec, 2010

    Where could we get the dimensions?

  • 15 Dec, 2010

    I would love to know the dimensions and how far apart to put the hooks. I need the paint by number version.

  • 9 Dec, 2010

    I am a teacher and I used this idea on my classroom door. I hid the plugs begind paper and ran a cord inside the room. It looks reall flashy! My kids love it!

  • 8 Dec, 2010

    Our Christmas tree is downstairs but we spend a lot of time upstairs in our bonus room. I am going to put this tree on our wall upstairs - perfect!

  • 7 Dec, 2010

    Love this Idea, I wasn't gonna decoration X-mas this year due to remodeling (we can't put things on the floor). I wanted to do something temporary. This can be an awesome way to do it. Thanks for this... The best part is I already have all the list of tools

  • 28 Nov, 2010

    Good ideas for Christmastime, one of additional ideas for green concern is Gifts by reused materials to telling anyone celebrates with Green Acknowledgement.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Niran
    Founder

  • 28 Nov, 2010

    Good ideas for Christmastime, one of additional ideas for green concern is Gifts by reused materials to telling anyone celebrates with Green Acknowledgement.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Niran
    Founder