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Creative solutions are crucial as a renter sometimes.
Especially when you are decorating for the holidays. I am currently living in a 2 bedroom apartment which you would think would be large, but sadly it isn’t.
It seemed large when I moved in almost 2 years ago, but with the growth of Arts & Classy and my DIY projects it is getting a little cramped with furniture and decor.
I really really wanted to get a real Christmas tree this year. I love the smell of them + my kitties love sticking their faces in the tree and playing with the lights and ornament. I am basically saying it wouldn’t have been the best idea to get a real tree this year.
Instead I decided to creative problem solve.
I decided to create my Christmas tree out of Scotch® Brand Scenic® Expressions Tapes and some double sided tape.
To complete this project, I needed to head to Walmart to pick up my supplies.
It was a little bit of a hunt but I found the the Scotch® Expressions Tapes by the photo albums and scrapbooking aisle. It is near what they call the “celebration” aisle aka near all the gift wrap, stationary, etc.
Scotch® Expressions Tapes turn everyday projects into simply inspired creations because of their versatility and fun finishes.
To find the Scotch® Create Double Sided Tape , I had to wander to the office supply and packing aisle.
After the shopping trip, I went back home and got to work. Here is the step by step tutorial on how to recreate this tree in your home!
Here is my before picture of the small space on my wall that I had to use in my living room.
Supplies you will need for this project:
- Scotch® Scenic® Expressions Tapes in a variety of colors and finishes
- Scotch® Create Double Sided Tape
- Cutting Mat
- Cutting Knife & Extra Blades (the go dull quickly)
- 1 set of Christmas string lights
- Ruler – preferably a metal ruler with a cork back
- Staple gun
- Staples 1/2″
- Object or stencil to create circular ornaments
I gathered all my supplies and figured out what tape I wanted to use for the tree itself. I decided to go with the glitter green washi tape.
I began applying the tape to the wall. On the ends, I used the double sided tape to help secure the tape to the wall to stay for the month.
The corners were a little challenging but with the cutting knife and ruler, creating perfect corners and angles is not so hard. Just a little time-consuming.
Once I was finished with the outline of the tree, I began creating the base of the tree. I decided I wanted to create a trunk and “planter” to make it look authentic. I used plain black, green dot, and glitter purple washi tape to do this.
I also began taking more of my decorative approach to the decor across the tree. I used the pink lattice tape + the plain purple washi tape to complete this step.
I decided to make a star for the top of the tree with the purple glitter washi tape.
I also wanted to add more dimension to this tree by stapling 1 strand of white Christmas lights to the tree.
Even though the white lights were a great addition, I decided to create a few “ornaments” our of washi tape too. I purchased a lot of patterns from Scotch® Brand Scenic® Expressions Tapes. There are a lot of choices.
I used my small cutting mat and secured the tape to it. I layered several strips together and then used a votive candle holder to cut out a circular shape.
Then I peeled the layers off of the mat and stuck it to the tree in the areas that I wanted. I decided to keep the ornaments within the outline of the tree.
I enjoyed my creation and pushed up my presents I had wrapped to really get the full effect.
I have already received so many compliments on this project!
Be sure to check out more amazing holiday craft ideas with Scotch® Brand products and try this project in your home today!