Win A DIY Christmas Tree Kit

3rd December 2015

What? Another alternative Christmas Tree idea, I hear you say? Hurrah! We love them too. This one is more hands on than the last one I posted, perfect for you creative types or for crafty family times. I think it is perfect for the kitchen or a kid's room where a tree isn't always suitable but you still want some Christmas touches.

What? Another super sexy alternative Christmas Tree idea, I hear you say? Hurrah! We love them too. This one is more hands on than the last one I told you about over here. It’s perfect for you creative types or for crafty family times. I think it is perfect for the kitchen or a kid’s room where a tree isn’t always suitable but you still want some Christmas touches. I might try and do one idea a week in the run up to Christmas…or am I getting carried away here?

Below is my easy how-to guide below (with pictures) on how to make one yourself.  One lucky person can win a complete kit thanks to B+Q who have provided all the materials for someone to make one tree at home.

What? Another alternative Christmas Tree idea, I hear you say? Hurrah! We love them too. This one is more hands on than the last one I posted, perfect for you creative types or for crafty family times. I think it is perfect for the kitchen or a kid's room where a tree isn't always suitable but you still want some Christmas touches.

This is the kit you’ll need….Christmas lights, Christmas Decorations. And then some hooks, chalk and chalkboard paint. Simples!

What? Another alternative Christmas Tree idea, I hear you say? Hurrah! We love them too. This one is more hands on than the last one I posted, perfect for you creative types or for crafty family times. I think it is perfect for the kitchen or a kid's room where a tree isn't always suitable but you still want some Christmas touches.

Start with a chalkboard background – this can either be directly painted on to the wall or I like the idea of painting a large piece of cardboard that you can then prop up on your mantlepiece.

For the chalk tree part, lightly sketch out the desired shape on to your wall {you can copy the pattern above). I think doing it freehand will adds personality as it is not so perfect….but that is just me. If you love a neater line, then use a ruler. My tip: keep a damp cloth to hand to wipe away any mistakes.

When you are happy with the shape, go over your outline to make the design more prominent.

What? Another alternative Christmas Tree idea, I hear you say? Hurrah! We love them too. This one is more hands on than the last one I posted, perfect for you creative types or for crafty family times. I think it is perfect for the kitchen or a kid's room where a tree isn't always suitable but you still want some Christmas touches.

Next – is the important bit – you need to decide where you want your decorations. Do you want a few dotted across your design? Or would you prefer your tree to have a lot more? I think this tree is a great way to show off your most treasured baubles or special ones the kids have made. Once you’ve picked out the perfect spot, attach some sticky hooks like the ones pictured above, these will be for your lights and your baubles.

What? Another alternative Christmas Tree idea, I hear you say? Hurrah! We love them too. This one is more hands on than the last one I posted, perfect for you creative types or for crafty family times. I think it is perfect for the kitchen or a kid's room where a tree isn't always suitable but you still want some Christmas touches.

To decorate, drape your lights from top to bottom, as you would with a real tree and then fill in the gaps with the decorations of your choice. Battery powered ones would be perfect for this! Finish with a light and a star at the top. If you need a little more help – you can watch the how-to video here.

There you go – the perfect Alternative Christmas tree!  Love this as much as me, then need to check my crazy Pinterest board – dedicated to Alternative Christmas Tree ideas.

Follow WeLoveHomeBlog.com’s board [Alternative] Christmas trees on Pinterest.

The project will take you about 2 hours with drying time. We love Alternative Christmas trees at WeLoveHome. If you’re quick, you can still enter my other competition to win a piece of Christmas Tree art.

How to win you very own kit provided by the rather lovely team at B+Q?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**T+C: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. This is a competition for one winner to win one kit of the following: All the decorations in the image. 1 x set of fairy lights. 1 small tin of chalkboard paint. 1 x pack of sticky hooks.  (Not included is the home items in the bottom of the pic, chalk or the materials you would need to do the painting.). When entering this competition you are also signing up to WeLoveHomeBlog’s newsletter. If you wish to not be included on my mailing list, then please just get in touch and I will remove you. Thank you . Competition ends on 10.12.15. The winner will be picked at random. Each means to enter increases your chance of winning.  The winner will be contacted by myself where you will be asked for your postal address. The prize itself will be sent out by B+Q – and they will be taking full responsibility of this. I will inform them within one working week of the competition closing who won. Winner will be announced on my all my social media channels.

  • Reply
    Michelle
    4th December 2015 at 7:42 am

    Like this idea for my daughters room or the dining room 🙂

  • Reply
    Christiana
    4th December 2015 at 8:33 am

    Christmas tree topper

  • Reply
    Jessica Powell
    4th December 2015 at 11:33 pm

    This is such a cool idea! I love making Christmas cards in the run up to Christmas. 🙂

  • Reply
    Tracy Nixon
    5th December 2015 at 5:33 am

    I make cards for my family every Christmas and really enjoy making and giving them! Thank you x

  • Reply
    ashleigh allan
    5th December 2015 at 9:17 am

    Christmas cards and gingerbread men!

  • Reply
    kim neville
    5th December 2015 at 2:10 pm

    We make our own personal Christmas cards

  • Reply
    Quratt ul ain
    5th December 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Wonderful kit and remarkable ideas regarding the decoration of a christmas tree.

  • Reply
    Kerry Locke
    5th December 2015 at 4:09 pm

    My fave thing to make are our crackers – I love making them for each individual with little personal keepsakes inside. The Tree is a great idea – and one I will certainly be using!

  • Reply
    Isabel O
    5th December 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I like to make cakes for my family, especially chocolate ones. Big chocolate cakes are my speciality.

  • Reply
    gemma nisbet
    5th December 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I love making Salt dough decs and other crafty decorations wiht my son.

  • Reply
    chloe brill
    5th December 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Great comp

  • Reply
    Heather Haigh
    5th December 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I love to bake and decorate the Christmas cake

  • Reply
    Michelle O'Neill
    5th December 2015 at 7:40 pm

    i love to make paper chains with my grandaughter x

  • Reply
    Andrea Fletcher
    5th December 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Orange slices dried in the oven, they smell lovely.

  • Reply
    MANDY DOHERTY
    5th December 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Xmas cookies and cupcakes x

  • Reply
    Corinne Peat
    5th December 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I love to make tree decorations

  • Reply
    Olga carpenter
    5th December 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Christmas cake

  • Reply
    Samantha loughlin
    5th December 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Spending time with loved ones

  • Reply
    tracy sinclair
    5th December 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I love making home made mince pies for my family, they love them x

  • Reply
    AntWife
    6th December 2015 at 12:17 am

    Opening presents.

  • Reply
    Harriet
    6th December 2015 at 3:40 am

    Christmas cake

  • Reply
    karen cowley
    6th December 2015 at 5:31 am

    Love to make Christmas Cards , not done great but its the thought that counts, i do make a sweet tree which turns out good though x

  • Reply
    claire woods
    6th December 2015 at 10:58 am

    MINCE PIES

  • Reply
    Angela McDonald
    6th December 2015 at 11:40 am

    I love to make homemade paper chains!

  • Reply
    Jo Hutchinson
    6th December 2015 at 1:35 pm

    A few special Christmas cards with lots of glitter.

  • Reply
    Emma Ellams
    6th December 2015 at 3:48 pm

    I love making apple and cinnamon cookies

  • Reply
    Ann Williams
    6th December 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I love to make edible decorations for the tree or for the table.

  • Reply
    Janice Dunn
    6th December 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Paper snowflakes to hang around the house

  • Reply
    Amanda
    6th December 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Love making Christmas decorations for the tree especially from nature materials such as twigs and pine cones 🙂

  • Reply
    Chantelle Binge
    6th December 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Me and my family like making cards with our hands and feet and giving them to family and friends xx

  • Reply
    Tracey Whittle
    6th December 2015 at 11:32 pm

    This year i have made candy canes using tri beads and pipe cleaners

  • Reply
    Tam p
    7th December 2015 at 5:44 am

    Home made soup with the the turkey carcase

  • Reply
    Ruth Harwood
    7th December 2015 at 8:01 am

    We make our own tree decorations!

  • Reply
    Lorraine Stone
    7th December 2015 at 9:48 am

    We make our own Christmas cards and mince pies ~~

  • Reply
    aaron broad
    7th December 2015 at 10:32 am

    I like making decorations

  • Reply
    Anna
    7th December 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I just made my own DIY advent calendar! I totally love this idea!

  • Reply
    donna l jones
    7th December 2015 at 12:22 pm

    christmas cakes

  • Reply
    Phyllis Ellett
    7th December 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Went back in time this year and made the old paper chains that we used to have in the 60’s and 70’s. Made them with our Grandaughter and now she has decorated her bedroom.

  • Reply
    Kirsty Fox
    7th December 2015 at 10:31 pm

    A gingerbread house with the kids.

  • Reply
    Robyn Logan Clarke
    8th December 2015 at 2:51 am

    I love to crochet Christmas wreaths

  • Reply
    Caroline Blaza
    8th December 2015 at 8:45 am

    I love making christmas decorations. This year I’m planning to make a christmas tree from twigs!! But this prize would be much much better!! x

  • Reply
    Ishita negi
    8th December 2015 at 9:46 am

    Loved this DIY Christmas tree

  • Reply
    Miss Tracy Hanson
    8th December 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Do love making cards and using last years’ cards to make tags for this years presents. Good fun and it’s recycling too. 🙂

  • Reply
    elaine stokes
    8th December 2015 at 1:30 pm

    i love making all my xmas cards, it means so much more than shop brought ones

  • Reply
    Keith Hunt
    8th December 2015 at 2:54 pm

    posh bubble and sqeeck on boxing day much nicer than the main meal.

  • Reply
    Julie Ward
    8th December 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Paper chains with the grandchildren, they also make xmas cards

  • Reply
    Sue Leake
    8th December 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Christmas Dinner…. just love to eat it and prepare it.

  • Reply
    Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    8th December 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I love baking and making cupcakes with different Christmas decorations on. (@PeanutHog)

  • Reply
    Sarah Archibald
    8th December 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I have a daughter who is nearly 4, we collect toilet roll and kitchen roll tubes, egg cartons etc and turn them in to snowmen and christmas trees, paint pine cones green and add stars to the top to look like trees, I love all sorts of crafts for little ones.

  • Reply
    Samantha Atherton
    8th December 2015 at 9:11 pm

    little birds using felt & feathers & ribbons

  • Reply
    Alica
    8th December 2015 at 9:13 pm

    We always make our own gift tags 🙂

  • Reply
    Nancy Bradford
    8th December 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I love to make and decorate Christmas cookies with my daughter over the holidays 🙂

  • Reply
    Catriona Hutchinson
    8th December 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Gingerbread houses!

  • Reply
    caroline tokes
    9th December 2015 at 12:26 am

    i love making xmas cake

  • Reply
    Kayleigh
    9th December 2015 at 8:07 am

    Mince pies. It always reminds me of time spent at my nans.

  • Reply
    Allan Wilson
    9th December 2015 at 8:49 am

    The Christmas Wreath

  • Reply
    Kirsteen Mackay
    9th December 2015 at 9:37 am

    I like to make paper chains with my children using fancy printed papers.

  • Reply
    Susan B
    9th December 2015 at 9:52 am

    Christmas is the only time I bake cake and pudding so my favourite thing to make is homemade Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and either proper trifle or pavlova.

  • Reply
    Sam Goodwin
    9th December 2015 at 10:44 am

    Gingerbread men, the kids love to decorate them

  • Reply
    lindsay chadburn
    9th December 2015 at 11:59 am

    paper chains for decoration, and santa cookies

  • Reply
    adrian price
    9th December 2015 at 12:09 pm

    brandy butter

  • Reply
    Mandy S
    9th December 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Chocolate rum Truffles. I could spend hours in the kitchen making them….hic!

  • Reply
    Dawn McBride
    9th December 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I love making hanging decorations with my little ones 🙂

  • Reply
    Michelle Wild
    9th December 2015 at 3:39 pm

    I need green chalk, all my walls are white!

  • Reply
    Michelle Wild
    9th December 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I like to make Christmas biscuits – sounds like a confession!

  • Reply
    jo liddement
    9th December 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I love decorating the house with my son and cooking mince pies

  • Reply
    nicola james
    9th December 2015 at 4:52 pm

    i love making the dinner for everyone

  • Reply
    Rachel white
    9th December 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I like making my own christmas wreaths

  • Reply
    Kim Styles
    9th December 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I mad a little tree out of curtain material !! but i love to make baubles from the plastic balls you get from ballpools as they are very light and cover with strips of patterned material

  • Reply
    Claire D
    9th December 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I love making cocktails!!!!!

  • Reply
    EJ Dunn
    9th December 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I like making hampers

  • Reply
    Debbie Henderson
    9th December 2015 at 6:24 pm

    baking cookies christmas eve for santa x

  • Reply
    sandra thomas
    9th December 2015 at 6:28 pm

    WE DO HOME MADE MINCE PIES N CHRISTMAS CAKE WE LOVE DOING IT TOGETHER MAKES IT SPECIAL

  • Reply
    Gabrielle Powell
    9th December 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I like making christmas cards

  • Reply
    Erica Price
    9th December 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Christmas puds

  • Reply
    Tammy Neal
    9th December 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Mince pies. It always reminds me of time spent at my nans. xx

  • Reply
    Shirley Evans
    9th December 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Personalised cards

  • Reply
    sarah clegg
    9th December 2015 at 10:08 pm

    cookies for santa

  • Reply
    Elaine Livingstone
    9th December 2015 at 10:17 pm

    mince pies for Santa and allergy free biscuits for the elves

  • Reply
    Victoria Prince
    10th December 2015 at 12:04 am

    I love making Christmas biscuits 🙂

  • Reply
    Natalie Crossan
    10th December 2015 at 12:14 am

    Christmas cookies xx

  • Reply
    claire griffiths
    10th December 2015 at 12:29 am

    i like to make xmas cards

  • Reply
    Leanne West
    10th December 2015 at 6:38 am

    This is super sweet x

  • Reply
    samantha bolter
    10th December 2015 at 9:48 am

    a christmas cake and decorations for the house

  • Reply
    steven beasley
    10th December 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Love making decorations with my nephew and niece.

  • Reply
    kelly morgan
    10th December 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Christmas cake

  • Reply
    Victoria Thurgood
    10th December 2015 at 1:16 pm

    mince pies

  • Reply
    Sarah Rider
    10th December 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Love making things with my toddler at Christmas. It’s Christmas cards today!!x

  • Reply
    karen howden
    10th December 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I love making mince pies

Leave a Reply

Follow me on Instagram

Instagram

Follow Me!

Join My Interiors & Styling Gang

Privacy Preference Center