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White and Black Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

November 28, 2015
DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging | View From The Fridge

Thanksgiving … check.

Black Friday … check.

Christmas tree up … check.  Well … sort of.

You see … we do have a tree up, but it’s not exactly what you might be thinking.  It’s black, white, and hanging on our wall:

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

Okay … it does have a little green thrown in there on top for fun.  This year, our Christmas decor will involve this tree in the living room, and it’s the perfect addition to our giant blank white wall that we just can seem to figure out what to do with yet.

Our Christmas decor this season is much less red like last year, and much, much more simple and modern with a black, white, and green color palette.   Here’s a peak:

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

Another fun thing about our hanging tree?  It’s being featured in The Star Tribune today (if you’re not local … that’s our big newspaper here in the Minneapolis area)!  The crew came out last week and snapped a couple pictures of our tree for their ‘Holiday Hacks’ article this Sunday.  My tree, along with two other fun projects from fellow local bloggers, are being highlighted in the Homes section.

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging | View From The Fridge

Wouldn’t you think I would have put socks on Charlie for his newspaper appearance?!?  Oops!

Anyway … Let’s get to the details on the tree making:

If you’re thinking about making one of these … here’s what you’ll need:

SUPPLIES:

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

And here’s how the wall hanging is made:

PROCESS:

Step 1:  Cut fabric to roughly 36″ wide x ~60″ tall (or however tall you’d like your tree).

Step 2:  Hem your fabric (if desired) along all edges.  You could do this several different ways:  sewing a hem, folding over, ironing, and hot gluing a hem, or using hem tape and an iron (I opted for this last option).  Going for a more rustic look?  Leave the edges unhemed (and also save some time!).

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

Step 3:  Get out the craft paint, a couple brushes, and paint on your tree:

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

Step 4:  While your tree is drying, stain your square dowel rods (again … this is optional as you could also leave them raw)!

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

Step 5:  Once the stain is dry … attach the dowel rods to the top and bottom of the fabric.  I used a staple gun.  You could also use hot glue or thumbtacks to secure.

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging | View From The Fridge

And the bottom dowel rod:

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging | View From The Fridge

Step 6:  Grab your eyelets and eyelet setter and place eyelets in fabric wherever you would like to hang ornaments.  I spread about 10-12 of these randomly throughout the painted tree.

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

The eyelets will just create a hole in the fabric (that won’t fray) to allow ornament hooks to hang from:

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

Step 7:  Secure twine to both ends of the top dowel rod and tie into a knot above wall hanging.  If desired … grab a bunch of evergreen boughs and secure on top of tree with more twine (or simply leave plain or add a star)!

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

Step 8:  Hang, decorate, enjoy … and maybe even start collecting presents underneath!

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging  |  View From The Fridge

And … like I said earlier, if you’re looking for a couple more simple holiday ideas for your home this year, check out the full article in the Star Tribune HERE.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to stop back later this week for a full Christmas Home Tour!

p.s. We are actually putting up a real tree, too (in a different room).  We picked out a beauty (as quickly as we could in the cold), chopped her down, and hauled it home on Friday.  Mission for today:  get it decorated!!  Follow us on Instagram to see if that happens!!

Stahl Family Christmas Tree 2015 ... and three of my very manly men.

Stahl Family Christmas Tree 2015 … and three of my very manly men.

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply Emily November 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Totally adorable idea!

  • Reply Melissa French, The More With Less Mom December 2, 2015 at 9:50 am

    This is so neat! Thanks for posting. Hello from Project Inspire{d}.

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  • Reply Kati December 7, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    This is such an awesome idea! Perfect for smaller spaces.

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