We’ve got a holiday decorating project today! We’ve partnered with Martha Stewart Living’s line of ornaments to recreate one of their classic Christmas DIYs: the hanging ornament tree. This would be a fun, modern alternative to a regular tree. Or as holiday decor.
Step 1: Glue strips of balsa wood onto kraft paper with wood glue. I’d recommend a medium weight of balsa wood so the ornament tree doesn’t bend. Using some chalk, outline a thin triangle for your tree.
Step 2: Glue ornaments into place. This took a little bit of planning. We’d recommend starting at the top as those are the trickiest to fit shapes in. Use a specific color scheme (we chose red and silver) and a variety of shapes and sizes.
Martha Stewart Living has a great line of glittery holiday ornament balls from Home Depot. We used the Christmas Cheer Glass Ornaments and the North Pole Shatter Resistant Collection for this project. I love the unique design of each one, they really have a nice holiday pop to them in vibrant colors. We picked the reds and silvers out for this project but you can use any color combination you like.
Step 3: Continue to glue all the way to the top
Step 4: Save a special ornament for your star!
Step 5: Hang with ribbon. We hot glued some ribbon onto the back and it worked just fine. You can also try using a staple gun.
I think it would make a great Christmas tree if you don’t have room in your apartment for a full one. Or, you can use it as holiday decor in addition to your tree. Or maybe an advent calendar!
Thanks to Martha Stewart Living for sponsoring this post. You can find a variety of Martha Stewart Living ornaments and balls at Home Depot.