I shared the colorful Christmas party with y’all last week and as promised we’re showing how to make the pegboard tree backdrop featured in the photos. This was one of my favorite elements of the colorful Christmas party and I love the idea as an alternative to a traditional tree. I definitely plan to recreate a similar version for our living room because we don’t have room for a Christmas tree in the room. The pegboard makes it easy to transport plus you don’t have to put any holes in the walls, serious win in my book! It’s perfect for a kids bedroom/playroom, small apartment or office.
Phuong of Mibellarosa took the inspiration for the project and ran with it creating an easy to assemble Christmas tree using magnolia leaves. She’s sharing the steps below to create your own at home!
-floral water picks (optional)
-decorative accents (optional)
You can use pretty much any kind of greenery you’d like from Christmas furs to eucalyptus, but I really love the dual-toned magnolia plus it lasts a while without water!
Plan out a triangle on your pegboard and start from the top. Cut magnolia stems short and wrap a piece of wire around the stem underneath the leaves. Secure the wire through two holes of the pegboard and tighten the wires in the back after adjusting the position of the foliage. Continue to fill in the triangle as full as you like.
Once the greenery is in, cut the blooms leaving 3″ on the stems. Place the stems through the pegboard where there’s an empty space on the tree. You can add a water pick to the stem from behind the board to help it stay fresh longer. Remember to not fill the pick with water all the way or water will leak out. Once you’re done placing the blooms on, you can add decorative items like garlands, ornaments, and even cute pink wrapped candies!