We created this Deco Mesh Christmas Tree a couple of years ago for my 85 year old mother. It is easy to store and still looks great!
I wanted to share with you how we made our Deco Mesh Christmas Tree. There are several videos available on how to create a Deco Mesh Christmas Tree. (Here’s the video I used.)
See related post: How to Make an Angel Christmas Tree Topper
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- 1 green 36” tomato cage
- 1 rolls 21” x 60 feet green Deco Mesh Ribbon
- 1 roll 5 ½” x 30 feet gold Deco Mesh Ribbon
- 1 set of indoor/outdoor 100 strand lights
- Green pipe cleaners (aka chenille stems)
- Green zip ties
- Assorted small ornaments
First, zip-tie the top (previously the bottom) of tomato cage together. This creates the tree shape.
Leave about 2-feet of the bottom of the lights hanging out. (The end with the plug on it.) String the lights inside of the cage in a loose zig-zag pattern, attaching them with the green pipe cleaners.
Begin in the back and loop about 10” of the green Deco Mesh Ribbon before tying it off with a pipe cleaner around the bottom edge. (I counted about 7 loops between supports.) I used a LOT of the green Deco Mesh Ribbon in this step to provide a good, full base to the tree.
The final step is to add embellishments. For garland, I used gold Deco Mesh Ribbon. It was nice to still get that ‘loopy’ effect and fill in any gaps between the green Deco Mesh layers.
Add small light weight ornaments. Before attaching them, tie a small piece of curling ribbon to the top. To attach them to the tree, simply pull the top out and looped it through a small square of the Deco Mesh! Easy and pretty!
Creating a beautiful Deco Mesh Christmas Tree is easy. So, who else may need a tree like this? How about making one for an elderly neighbor or local nursing home? Or, maybe you have a small area that needs some Christmas decor – without a big mess. Have fun! 🙂