Sure, traditional Christmas trees are great, but why not change it up this year? Christmas Ladder Trees are a beautiful and unique way to decorate your home, and use leftover ornaments. Read on for the materials and steps.
1. Optional: Spray paint your ladder
This first step will add pizzazz if you’re using an older ladder. Spray paint over old wood or beat up metal to start with a festive base. Don’t hesitate to spray paint a new ladder if you want to as well.
2. String your lights
Wrap simple string lights around the front rails of your ladder. You can also wrap the rungs if you have enough lights. Use icicle lights to wrap the back rails – these will create a backdrop of light for your ornaments.
3. Wrap your garland
Gather the garland and wrap it everywhere you wrapped your lights. This helps to conceal the ladder and add more flair.
4. Hang your ornaments
Using the invisible cord, start by hanging ornaments under the top step of the ladder and along the rung on each side so that they fall on the underside of the ladder.
Hang ornaments off the support hinges as well.
To create the waterfall, layered look, continue by hanging the rest of the ornaments off of each other.
Use different cord lengths, ornament colors and ornament sizes to vary your design. The more ornaments the better!
5. Top your ladder
Finish the look with a tree topper perched on the top step. We wrapped ours in twinkle lights to make sure it stood out.
Now it’s time to step back and enjoy your handiwork! Plug in those lights, place your gifts under the “tree,” and make some holiday memories with your loved ones. And don’t forget to share your photo with us on Facebook and Instagram using #OSHmoment.
Have questions? Stop by your neighborhood Orchard, we’re happy to help.