DIY: Totally Not A DIY Christmas Tree

Well, the shops have their Christmas ads out and the word has been mentioned in pretty much every post I’ve done this month . . . so maybe it’s time to admit that we may be slightly into the festive season.

However, until December 1st, I refuse to admit it. And, even then, I’ll be on a plane to Canada so I’ll hardly be singing “O Come All Ye Faithful”.

So today’s DIY totally isn’t a Christmas decoration. And it’s not – you can absolutely use it year-round. The resemblence it bears to a Christmas tree? Coincidental, but a happy accident.

If you’re anything like me – ie banished to the loft – you may not have the space (or the desire) for a massive Christmas tree. I mean, that’s fine. Who wants to spend ages tidying that away anyways? Today, I’m bringing you an almost offensively easy DIY alternative tree. Plus, I wasn’t kidding – you don’t have to pull this down after Christmas, it works all year round.

You Will Need:

As always, my DIYs are cheap and cheerful – so all you need is:

What You Will Need

So you have different ways that you can make this. Let’s look at my inspo pics:

hanging branch with vases – The People shop59 Likes, 2 Comments - Flower Young. (@flower_s.y) on Instagram: “#꽃 #꽃스타그램 #플라워 #flower #flowerstagram #대구 #대구꽃집 #눈코플라워 #nunkoflower 새해에도 야근합니다! 야근하다 배고프고 승질나서…”

I did my own thing, but if you’d like to use these styles, you can do that too!

What You Need To Do:

  1. String up your branches to create a tree shape.

    This is where you’re going to be stringing your flowers off!
  2. Creating the bunches.

    To make sure the flower heads were all facing the right way and no unsightly wires or anything like that were visible, I cut them off their stems and wrapped string around them.
  3. Once you’ve wrapped the string enough to cover the stems, hang it up on your “tree”.

    Ah . . . isn’t it just so “aesthetic”?
  4. Okay, now we’re going to be making the stringed flower decorations. For this one, cut off a flower and remove the wire completely from the flower head.

    See how there’s a hole going straight through the flower?
  5. Stick your string through the hole.

    Repeat this with however many flowers you want on your string; make sure you tie a knot in the string where you want the flower to stay (underneath each flower, so when it falls downwards, the knot stops it from moving further).
  6. Hang your stringed flowers on your tree!
  7. Rinse and repeat until your tree is decorated to your liking.
  8. For optional Christmas cheer, add fairy lights!

    Isn’t it just so . . . pretty?

I have to admit, I think this is my favourite DIY so far – I’ve always been obsessed with flowers (cough cough look at all my tattoos) and all those flower walls and images of dried flowers floating around Pinterest have always called to me. So, sure, maybe this was just an excuse to spend a Saturday crafting and making a room decoration that some may argue isn’t strictly essential . . . but it’s totally justifiable as a Christmas decoration. And if my design isn’t festive enough for you, you can always sub in holly and little bits of tinsel, I suppose.

Obligatory pinnable image insert here:

Feel free to help a girl out by pinning that!

You know you’ve made a successful DIY when, instead of complaining about you messing up the kitchen and whipping it into a mini-photography studio, your mum walks in and says “oooh . . . you should leave that there!”. Nice try, mother. Not today.

Well, unless I want to delve into entirely meaningless chatter that completely wastes both mine and your time, I don’t think there’s much else left to say. Did you enjoy this DIY? Would you try it? And if you would try it, would you Christmas is up a bit? I’m just not sure if I’m willing to commit to the decorating, you know what I mean? Let me know your thoughts below!


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84 thoughts on “DIY: Totally Not A DIY Christmas Tree

  1. You might be in Privet Dve in the cupboard under the stairs but let’s face it…. you like the Dursley boy… and yo trying to make it out be like Clueless 😅😄😅💘🎅🎅

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  2. Oh my god I absolutely love this! My friend did something very similar to this last year an I absolutely loved it! This one is so gorgeous, the flowers are beautiful and such a modern idea! I love it!

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  3. I totally agree with the whole “it’s not December yet, stop celebrating Christmas before we’ve cut the freakin’ turkey” thing. I’m just not in the spirit to be festive this year, though maybe that’s because it’s my last year at home before I go to college. I’m so scared! Anyways, I’ve just published my first blog post and I would be incredibly honored if you’d check it out! Any tips or tricks you can offer are incredibly welcome. Tbh I think if you notice me I will actually cry XD

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    1. Oh my god, good luck with college! Moving out and leaving home is scary… but so exciting, i bet you’re going to have so much fun!! And of course I’ll take a look; I’m more than happy to give any tips or tricks so feel free to ask 🙂 xx


  4. I LOVE this! So pretty! Girl I am in awe of your DIY talent! Pretty sure if I attempted this, it would be lopsided, uneven, and my Type Aness would be freaking out at the unfairness of it all! 😉
    Also I hope you have a fabulous trip! So excited for you! (and I am sure you ill be getting some fa-la-la at the airport! ;p ) ❤

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      1. You are very welcome sweets and awe THANK YOU! You just made my day! Haha I don’t know about that hun…Literally I go into the craft store, heck even the craft section of a supermarket and immediately I am kicked out…Crafts and I do NOT get along ;p And wood so excited for you! ❤


  5. Oh I literally love this idea sooo much! I have such a love for DIY and am constantly researching little bits and bobs I can make for myself and other people – Christmas is just around the corner and DIY gifts are always that little bit more personal!

    Also….I’m loving the accidental Christmas tree shape haha xx

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  6. Such a cute idea! I did a similar thing in my student house last year as we couldn’t afford a tree. I went to the local park and picked up various different size twigs and connected them in size order to make a tree shape! The touch of flowers and lights is adorable, will definitely do that next time!!! ✨🎄

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