The essence of Christmas is to spend this joyous time with your family in the embrace of love and kinship along with spreading joy for others. For some poor souls, things might be really hard financially but this does not mean that they cannot enjoy having a Christmas tree. One such project in our inventory of ideas is the DIY Christmas Tree Wall panel and everyone will surely love it.
- MDF Panel: 1
- The string of Christmas lights: 1
- Wrapping the paper or a wallpaper; we used the hedgehog printed gift wrap for our Christmas tree wall panel
- Glue sticks
- Spray adhesive
- Gold craft paint
- X-Acto knife
- Power drill
- Drill bit; the size should be of the Christmas light bulb
- Masking tape
- Duct tape
Glue the gift wrapping appear or the wallpaper onto the MDF panel by making use of the spray adhesive or the glue stick. No need to worry if the wallpaper tends to overlap.
Lay the MDF panel with wrapping paper glued over it flat on the ground and then start placing the string of Christmas lights on it. Scatter these lights in a zigzagging manner to create the shape of the Christmas tree.
Tape all the corners of the Christmas lights onto the MDF panel with some masking tape.
Set the boundaries were the lights are going to be placed for later by making little pencil marks on the panel in the location for each light.
Remove the masking tape and the lights from the panel.
Lean this panel against a wall and then take the power drill to drill some holes through each of the pencil marks you made earlier. After you are done drilling the holes, clean off the excess materials from the panel’s back.
Lay this panel on the floor once more.
Take a piece of cardboard or cardstock that has a 1-inch hole in the center of it and then paint the gold craft paint over pone of the randomly selected holes you drilled earlier. This step is not necessary for making the Christmas Tree Wall panel but will give a nice shimmer to the end product as well as provide a background for the lights.
Lean this panel against a wall with the back of panel facing outwards.
Insert the Christmas light with one at a time in these holes that you had drilled earlier. Be sure to pass the plug end of these lights is on the bottom of this panel.
Secure the lights to the back of the panel with some duct tape over the cords that are between the lights.
Plug the switch for the Christmas lights and watch the Christmas tree wall panel start shining.