Choose a spot where you'd like to show off your D.I.Y. fairy light wall tree. We suggest having a clear line of sight – so a space that isn't going to be covered by furniture, equipment or other bits and pieces.
Start with the tip of the tree and work down, so grab your first hook and position it at the height you'd like the top of your tree to sit at. We like putting it at a slight angle! Depending on the instructions, you may need to leave the hook on the wall for a little while before hanging anything on it to allow the adhesive to truly stick. Hook one end of the fairy lights to the hook.
Once you have your starting point, it's time to get zig zagging. We suggest testing your overall shape first to make sure you don't go too big or small! When you've established where your corners of each zig zag will be, position your hook and leave it to settle. You can then wrap the cord around the hooks, creating the tree shape as you work down the wall.
When you've reached the skirting board, let the excess cord hang while you decorate your surroundings. Add Christmas ornaments, presents or a comfortable chair to the base of the wall tree, creating a truly festive look!
The final touch is to turn the lights on! When you've finished decorating, flip the switch to enjoy your beautiful tree!
Fairy lights are an incredibly versatile addition to any home, and can be used to instantly transform a space. Once you've used them for your tree, why not move them to your outdoor area? Hang them from a verandah or patio roof to create an intimate setting, or create a year-round feature in one of your living areas.
If you'd rather pack them away in preparation for next year, take the time to wrap the cord around an empty toilet roll, this will make them easier to unravel next time you wish to use them
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.