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DIY Lighted Christmas Wall Tree with an Oil Drip Pan

Want to see the easiest wall Christmas tree with lights? Let me show you how to make a lighted wall Christmas tree with garland, lights, magnets and an oil drip pan!

Christmas is one of the best times of the year right? One of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season is to create a lighted Christmas wall tree with a few household items. This unique decoration is a great way to add a touch of holiday cheer to any room. This DIY Christmas tree is especially great for a small room where a regular tree won’t fit. Actually there are a ton of great uses for this awesome craft because the “tree” is adhered by magnets so you can continually rearrange it or you can add new things to it!

Let’s get right to making this awesome Christmas craft. By the way, this is a great kids craft so grab the whole family (or at least the kids) for this one!

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What You Will Need

Before you begin, you need to get the right materials. As far as the large oil pan sheet, the easiest place to get one in person is at an automotive store. You used to be able to find them at Walmart, but now I think you can only find them online. Amazon also carries them. You will also need a large piece wrapping paper (or peel and stick wallpaper) of your choice (make sure it’s not super thin), spray glue, hot glue, Christmas garland, at least 3 packages of heavy duty magnets, and a variety of Christmas lights and decorations of your choosing. I chose to use these fairy lights.

Lighted Christmas Wall Tree materials
Lighted Christmas Wall Tree materials

Step-by-Step with Video Instruction

Once you have all the materials, you can begin the process of creating your DIY Christmas tree on wall. The first step is to add the wallpaper or wrapping paper onto the metal pan with spray glue. Once the glue is dry and paper is adhered, hot glue ribbon (not necessary) around the perimeter of the oil pan. Using scissors, cut the excess wallpaper or wrapping paper off. Decorate all four edges with something festive like bows. Make sure to hot glue around the edges of the paper to make sure it’s good and secure to the pan.

oil drip pan decorated for a Lighted Christmas Wall Tree

Before adding the garland it would be best to go ahead and wrap the lights around it before placing it on the oil pan.

P.S. I did not do this in the video and wished I had applied the lights first.

Next comes the fun part; adding garland! Grab the hot glue again and start by gluing the magnets to the back of the garland. Start at the top of the tree and work your way down adding magnets as you go (as I’ve instructed in the video).

Adding the Finishing Touches

Once the decorations are in place, you can add the finishing touches for your Christmas tree wall decor. You can hang the tree on the wall with a few pieces of tape or use a command strip. Adding lights to the tree with the fairy lights give it a festive glow.

Different uses for a wall Christmas tree

There are a handful of different things you can do with your DIY flat Christmas tree throughout the year! Not only is it a great way display a tree in a smaller space, but it can also be used as a themed tree throughout the year for the different seasons!

The best part about it? If you decide you don’t like anything about it, simply pull the garland off the oil pan and add new. Easy peasy.

lighted Christmas wall tree

Enjoying Your Lighted Christmas Wall Tree

Once your Christmas wall tree is complete, you can enjoy it for the holiday season. This unique decoration is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Creating a lighted Christmas tree wall decor is a great way to add a touch of holiday cheer to your home. With a few simple steps and a video instruction, you can create your own unique decoration. Enjoy your Christmas wall tree and have a wonderful holiday season!

Lighted Christmas Wall Tree with oil drip pan
magnetic garland for wall mounted Christmas tree

Like I said, it would be so easy to change this garland out for something different! The sky is the limit as far as creativity.

I love how it doesn’t take up any space either!

Christmas tree on the wall
flat Christmas tree on the wall made with garland and oil drip pan
lighted wall Christmas tree

What do you think? Could you recreate this easily? I hope so.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


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