How to create a fairy light wall tree

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How to create a fairy light wall tree

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Add a little more sparkle to your Christmas celebrations this year with a fairy light wall tree. Using simple D.I.Y. materials, you can create a centrepiece on any free wall in your home.

Christmas is around the corner, and with it comes the chance to adorn your home with unique and eye-catching decorations! With a little D.I.Y. and creative thinking, you can spread Christmas cheer to every part of your home. 

One of our favourite ideas is the fairy light wall tree. It’s a fantastic sustainable alternative to a real tree, doesn’t produce any mess or take up much space and is much easier to pack away in January! For those looking to really limit their carbon footprint this Christmas, you could even choose solar fairy lights that soak up the sun’s energy during the day to power the lights all night. 

A fairy light wall tree is also an incredibly child-friendly option, as it can be erected away from curious fingers and there’s no risk of anything falling over. Developments in fairy lights mean they no longer heat up so there’s no risk of burning either.

Best of all, it’s super easy to do! All you’ll need is a box of fairy lights (the longer, the better) and some adhesive hooks to act as your anchors. These hooks are designed to leave no trace on your wall, so when January comes around, you can remove them easily without worrying about marks or losing paint. 

Tools and materials:

Command Mini Clear Adhesive Hooks - 6 Pack 

Lytworx 250 Warm White LED Fairy Party 

Morgan Microfibre Cleaning Cloth - 20 Pack 


1. Choose a wall

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. 


2. Place your hooks/create a pattern

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. 


3. Zig Zag

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. 


4. Decorate your surroundings

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! 


5. Light it up

The final touch is to turn the lights on! When you’ve finished decorating, flip the switch to enjoy your beautiful tree!


6. That’s not all

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

Give it a try!

Explore our selection of fairy lights in preparation for the festive season!

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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