DIY led christmas tree
Chain of lights Christmas tree

Chain of lights Christmas tree

A Nordmann fir or a spruce? No, this year we're celebrating with a chain-of-lights tree. Advantage: You can make it yourself, it's muuuch more long lasting and looks just as festive.



  • Hula-hoop tire, diameter about 60 cm (toy store)
  • Cutter with cutting-edge underlay
  • White spray paint
  • about 5 m of twine (package string)
  • Scissors
  • 3 LED light chains, each about 1.5 meters long
  • MDF board about 120 x 80 cm (have sawn in the DIY store), painted white
  • Paper stars
  • Hot melt glue gun and hot melt glue
  • tesa masking crepe
  • Premium adhesive hook
  • tesafilm transparent adhesive tape
  • And here's how it's done:

    01

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 1

    To get started with this DIY hristmas tree project, we cut a hula-hoop tire into two halves.

    Step1: Cut hula whoop tire.
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    Step1: Cut hula whoop tire.

    02

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 2

    Wrap one half of the tire with painters crepe to create the lower part of the tree.

    Step 2: Cover hula ring with masking crepes
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    Step 2: Cover hula ring with masking crepes

    03

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 3

    Spray this half white. Let dry.

    Step3: Spray paint the hoop in white to create the snow look on the x-mas tree
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    Step3: Spray paint the hoop in white to create the snow look on the x-mas tree

    04

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 4

    String twine through the hula-hoop tire.

    Step 4
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    Step 4

    05

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 5

    Press the tire together so that a nice half-circle takes shape. Now knot the two ends of the twine to keep the tire in this position.

    Step 5 of our DIY christmas tree project
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    Step 5 of our DIY christmas tree project

    06

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 6

    Knot 3 more pieces of twine in the middle and at the ends of the tire for hanging up. Leave the twine about 110 cm long. Bring all three pieces of twine together at the upper end and make a bow (to hang up on the hook).

    Step 6: Attach a loop to hang up the christmas tree
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    Step 6: Attach a loop to hang up the christmas tree

    07

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 7a

    Mark the distance of the half-circle to the left and right on the wooden board and attach hook to the wooden board in accordance with the manufacturer information.

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 7a
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    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 7a

    08

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 7b

    Attach hook to the wooden board in accordance with the manufacturer instructions.

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 7b
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    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 7b

    09

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 7c

    Attach hook to the wooden board in accordance with the manufacturer instructions.

    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 7c
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    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 7c

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    Chain-of-lights tree: Step 8

    Now wrap the hula-hoop structure with light chains and stick on paper stars. Form the trunk of the Christmas tree out of a light-chain and affix with tesafilm.

    The final result of our creative diy christmas tree project. We hope you enjoyed this project and we wish you a merry christmas!
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    The final result of our creative diy christmas tree project. We hope you enjoyed this project and we wish you a merry christmas!