How To Customise A Wall Hanging Christmas Tree | My Home Vibe

Rustic _Hanging _Christmas _Tree_2017

As I’m writing this we have been in this house 3 years exactly this month so coming up will be our 4th Christmas here. I can hardly believe it. We came from a house that was very modern and open plan. Living in this house which is over a 100 years old couldn’t be more different but I think you can tell from my ‘home vibe’ posts that I love it.

I love Christmas even though I am a bit of a Grinch .. see my Resting Grinch Face post .. ha!ha! I especially love festive decorating. Unlike open plan living we have 3 living areas in this house so I like to have a theme .. each room slightly different but connecting in a colour scheme one way or another.

Our first Christmas in here in 2015 I customised this wall hanging Christmas Tree. This was my first attempt at creating a very basic rustic tree that I bought from Amazon.  Similar here .. could even be the same one. It’s more or less identical if not exactly the same. Forget the nice picture. It comes with nothing only a light dusting of artificial snow.

But that’s the beauty of this particular hack .. you can completely customise it.

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Here’s How I Customised The Tree Christmas 2015

I bought a can of artificial snow to add more to the branches.

I bought some silver initial decorations; a D and a P for our boy’s first names.

A selection of baubles; tiny bright ones and larger snow scene ones.

A Christmas message in a bottle as the topper.

Rustic _Hanging _Christmas _Tree_2015

This first year it was going in the dining room. You can just about see what it looked like here … quite simple.

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Christmas Year 2 ~ 2016

I wanted to put it in the dining room again. It kept well in it’s sturdy box in the loft all year.

I revamped it with a bit more snow and added some lights. Simple battery lights on a copper wire from Primark for about £2.00. I’d recommend the copper wire style as the stay in place and are simple to wrap around the branches. You can buy these battery lights in so many places now. I also love them to wrap around my front door wreath. They work well outdoors for weeks despite the packaging stating only for  indoor use. Last couple of years they been outdoors wrapped around my door wreath from early December into early January. Another hack for you 😉

The baubles were a different colour scheme year 2; black, red and silver.

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Christmas Year 3 ~ 2017

I moved it into our snug in 2017. A room that I thought didn’t have room for a standing tree { floor standing artificial tree plans for 2018.Watch this space.} This time the colour scheme was copper, black and silver. I loved it against the deep teal of our wall.

 

It’s become one of those traditions that I love. A real part of something new we created when we moved here.

I like to think that I was ahead of the game on this particular trend because now these wall hanging trees are becoming more mainstream. Even Next  and John Lewis have versions. Their pictures aren’t particularly great so I’ll share the links:

Lit Wall Twig Tree £25.00 Height 60cms

John Lewis Pre Lit Ladder £30.00 Height 43cms

Bear in mind my basic wall hanging tree from Amazon is approx 70cms and this year is priced at £18.99

They’ve also popped up on trendy homeware store Cox & Cox although I suspect they may have already been there I just didn’t know.

This is their small tree at 90cms in height and comes without lights and decorations.

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and their larger version at 185cms in height {a whopper} for £45.

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This year everything is down out of the loft and I’m planning. It’s going back in the dining room and I’m putting the initials and the snow scene baubles on it along with some teal coloured baubles. I’ve also bought some candy cane mini lights from Aldi along with some lights that look very much like the message in a bottle tree topper. I couldn’t decide so I bought them both.

This really is the simplest of Christmas interior hacks. Taking something basic and simple and making it your own that you can put a twist on each year however the mood takes you.

If any of you have a go yourselves I’d love you to tag me on Instagram so I can see how they turn out. I’ll be putting  this year’s finished results on Instagram around 3rd/4th December.

Happy festive decorating xo

 

On A Side Note …

I’m excited to be flying the flag and championing the midlife demographic by announcing that I’m through to the voting round of UK Blog Awards 2019. How flipping brilliant is that? I’m in the lifestyle category and somehow in the fashion category .. I’ll take that though. Not complaining!!

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Thankyou in advance beautiful people xo

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Nov 21, 2018 / 8:16 am

    I really like all the different ways you’ve decorated. I was try to choose but I really like them all! I love inspire to decorate posts like this.

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      Nov 21, 2018 / 10:55 am

      Thanks Laurie. This has got to be one of the easiest ways to customise and improve something basic. Try it!! xo

  2. Nov 21, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    Ohh I like those – especially with the dark walls. Voted of course – good luck!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      Nov 21, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      I hope you’re going to try Juliet? Thanks for your vote, hun — much appreciated xx

  3. Nov 22, 2018 / 12:03 am

    That looks so effective. I’ve never seen one before. I love the way you can customise your own look. Fab!
    Alison xx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      Nov 22, 2018 / 3:47 pm

      It’s so easy, Alison. Let me know if you do it xx

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