Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

space-saving christmas tree

Not everyone has the space for a Christmas tree, but that shouldn't keep you from enjoying that classic shape this year! Covered in lights to brighten the holidays, this modern, non-traditional tree is perfect for dorms and apartments. 
Step 1

Use a ruler (or yard stick) to draw a long triangle shape onto a cork foam board. 

Step 2

Lay the foam board on a self-healing mat and cut along the lines with a X-ACTO® knife. 
TIP: Always cut away from the body; and remember to cut slowly and very carefully. 

Step 3

Cut a small tree trunk shape from the excess cork foam board. 

Step 4

Trace circle shaped objects from your house (such as a cup or coaster) onto white paper and cut out the shapes. 

Step 5

Use hot glue to attach white circles to tree shaped board.

Step 6

Attach clothespins on the board, evenly spaced or randomly, using hot glue.

Step 7

Attach the trunk to the bottom of the tree with hot glue. 

Step 8

Trim the outer edges of your tree with ribbon; then use hot glue to attach. 

Step 9
String lights and add personal photos to the clothespins. 

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