Dec 082016

Floating Christmas Tree

Posted on December 08, 2016 DIY

The holiday season is here! This year, we decided to try our hand at making a floating christmas “tree”.  The result is simple, yet elegant.  If you are looking for something a bit different from a traditional tree this year, roll up your sleeves and give it a try!

Materials:

  • 80 – 100 Ornaments ( we got ours from the dollar store)
  • Monofilament fishing line
  • Ornament hooks
  • Lanyard hooks
  • Round steamer rack (ours is 17 3/4″ diameter, and found on Amazon)
  • 4 chains, 12″ long each
  • Ceiling hook
  • Small S binger

Floating Christmas Tree materials

We removed the legs from the steamer rack, and used the lanyard hooks to attach the chains to the rack.  This became the top of the tree, which is suspended from the ceiling by the S binger.

Floating Christmas tree 2IMG_8927For each ornament, we cut the appropriate length of monofilament line, and tied a knot on each end.  One end is hooked to the rack using a lanyard hook, and the other end is attached to an ornament using an ornament hook.

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As you can see, we tried to plan out where to place the lanyard hooks by marking the racks with small pieces of tape, but quickly realized that the easiest way was to randomize the placement of the ornaments and working from the shortest length to longest.  This means working from the center out, which prevents tangles.

Our shortest line is 6″ long (the tip of the tree), and longest line is 54″ long.  In between, each line is approximately 1/2″ shorter than the next.  This is just a guideline.  You will find that there are places where you might need to go back and fill one in, if you see a “gap”.  Overall though, this worked out fairly well to create a cone shape.

IMG_8956This tree is ready for some presents! We hope everyone have a safe and fun Holiday Season!

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~LTP team

Original inspiration from not martha.

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