Win A DIY Christmas Tree Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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’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.

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  • Michelle - Like this idea for my daughters room or the dining room 🙂4th December 2015 – 7:42 amReplyCancel

  • Christiana - Christmas tree topper4th December 2015 – 8:33 amReplyCancel

  • Jessica Powell - This is such a cool idea! I love making Christmas cards in the run up to Christmas. 🙂4th December 2015 – 11:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Tracy Nixon - I make cards for my family every Christmas and really enjoy making and giving them! Thank you x5th December 2015 – 5:33 amReplyCancel

  • ashleigh allan - Christmas cards and gingerbread men!5th December 2015 – 9:17 amReplyCancel

  • kim neville - We make our own personal Christmas cards5th December 2015 – 2:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Quratt ul ain - Wonderful kit and remarkable ideas regarding the decoration of a christmas tree.5th December 2015 – 2:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Kerry Locke - 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!5th December 2015 – 4:09 pmReplyCancel

  • Isabel O - I like to make cakes for my family, especially chocolate ones. Big chocolate cakes are my speciality.5th December 2015 – 4:16 pmReplyCancel

  • gemma nisbet - I love making Salt dough decs and other crafty decorations wiht my son.5th December 2015 – 4:23 pmReplyCancel

  • chloe brill - Great comp5th December 2015 – 6:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Heather Haigh - I love to bake and decorate the Christmas cake5th December 2015 – 7:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Michelle O'Neill - i love to make paper chains with my grandaughter x5th December 2015 – 7:40 pmReplyCancel

  • Andrea Fletcher - Orange slices dried in the oven, they smell lovely.5th December 2015 – 7:49 pmReplyCancel

  • MANDY DOHERTY - Xmas cookies and cupcakes x5th December 2015 – 7:51 pmReplyCancel

  • Corinne Peat - I love to make tree decorations5th December 2015 – 8:06 pmReplyCancel

  • Olga carpenter - Christmas cake5th December 2015 – 8:21 pmReplyCancel

  • Samantha loughlin - Spending time with loved ones5th December 2015 – 10:06 pmReplyCancel

  • tracy sinclair - I love making home made mince pies for my family, they love them x5th December 2015 – 11:09 pmReplyCancel

  • AntWife - Opening presents.6th December 2015 – 12:17 amReplyCancel

  • Harriet - Christmas cake6th December 2015 – 3:40 amReplyCancel

  • karen cowley - 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 x6th December 2015 – 5:31 amReplyCancel

  • claire woods - MINCE PIES6th December 2015 – 10:58 amReplyCancel

  • Angela McDonald - I love to make homemade paper chains!6th December 2015 – 11:40 amReplyCancel

  • Jo Hutchinson - A few special Christmas cards with lots of glitter.6th December 2015 – 1:35 pmReplyCancel

  • Emma Ellams - I love making apple and cinnamon cookies6th December 2015 – 3:48 pmReplyCancel

  • Ann Williams - I love to make edible decorations for the tree or for the table.6th December 2015 – 5:40 pmReplyCancel

  • Janice Dunn - Paper snowflakes to hang around the house6th December 2015 – 6:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Love making Christmas decorations for the tree especially from nature materials such as twigs and pine cones 🙂6th December 2015 – 6:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Chantelle Binge - Me and my family like making cards with our hands and feet and giving them to family and friends xx6th December 2015 – 9:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Tracey Whittle - This year i have made candy canes using tri beads and pipe cleaners6th December 2015 – 11:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Tam p - Home made soup with the the turkey carcase7th December 2015 – 5:44 amReplyCancel

  • Ruth Harwood - We make our own tree decorations!7th December 2015 – 8:01 amReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Stone - We make our own Christmas cards and mince pies ~~7th December 2015 – 9:48 amReplyCancel

  • aaron broad - I like making decorations7th December 2015 – 10:32 amReplyCancel

  • Anna - I just made my own DIY advent calendar! I totally love this idea!7th December 2015 – 12:05 pmReplyCancel

  • donna l jones - christmas cakes7th December 2015 – 12:22 pmReplyCancel

  • Phyllis Ellett - 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.7th December 2015 – 12:41 pmReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Fox - A gingerbread house with the kids.7th December 2015 – 10:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Robyn Logan Clarke - I love to crochet Christmas wreaths8th December 2015 – 2:51 amReplyCancel

  • Caroline Blaza - 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!! x8th December 2015 – 8:45 amReplyCancel

  • Ishita negi - Loved this DIY Christmas tree8th December 2015 – 9:46 amReplyCancel

  • Miss Tracy Hanson - Do love making cards and using last years’ cards to make tags for this years presents. Good fun and it’s recycling too. 🙂8th December 2015 – 12:32 pmReplyCancel

  • elaine stokes - i love making all my xmas cards, it means so much more than shop brought ones8th December 2015 – 1:30 pmReplyCancel

  • Keith Hunt - posh bubble and sqeeck on boxing day much nicer than the main meal.8th December 2015 – 2:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Julie Ward - Paper chains with the grandchildren, they also make xmas cards8th December 2015 – 3:16 pmReplyCancel

  • Sue Leake - Christmas Dinner…. just love to eat it and prepare it.8th December 2015 – 3:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) - I love baking and making cupcakes with different Christmas decorations on. (@PeanutHog)8th December 2015 – 7:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah Archibald - 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.8th December 2015 – 8:52 pmReplyCancel

  • Samantha Atherton - little birds using felt & feathers & ribbons8th December 2015 – 9:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Alica - We always make our own gift tags 🙂8th December 2015 – 9:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Nancy Bradford - I love to make and decorate Christmas cookies with my daughter over the holidays 🙂8th December 2015 – 10:08 pmReplyCancel

  • Catriona Hutchinson - Gingerbread houses!8th December 2015 – 11:45 pmReplyCancel

  • caroline tokes - i love making xmas cake9th December 2015 – 12:26 amReplyCancel

  • Kayleigh - Mince pies. It always reminds me of time spent at my nans.9th December 2015 – 8:07 amReplyCancel

  • Allan Wilson - The Christmas Wreath9th December 2015 – 8:49 amReplyCancel

  • Kirsteen Mackay - I like to make paper chains with my children using fancy printed papers.9th December 2015 – 9:37 amReplyCancel

  • Susan B - 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.9th December 2015 – 9:52 amReplyCancel

  • Sam Goodwin - Gingerbread men, the kids love to decorate them9th December 2015 – 10:44 amReplyCancel

  • lindsay chadburn - paper chains for decoration, and santa cookies9th December 2015 – 11:59 amReplyCancel

  • adrian price - brandy butter9th December 2015 – 12:09 pmReplyCancel

  • Mandy S - Chocolate rum Truffles. I could spend hours in the kitchen making them….hic!9th December 2015 – 1:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Dawn McBride - I love making hanging decorations with my little ones 🙂9th December 2015 – 2:41 pmReplyCancel

  • Michelle Wild - I need green chalk, all my walls are white!9th December 2015 – 3:39 pmReplyCancel

  • Michelle Wild - I like to make Christmas biscuits – sounds like a confession!9th December 2015 – 3:40 pmReplyCancel

  • jo liddement - I love decorating the house with my son and cooking mince pies9th December 2015 – 4:04 pmReplyCancel

  • nicola james - i love making the dinner for everyone9th December 2015 – 4:52 pmReplyCancel

  • Rachel white - I like making my own christmas wreaths9th December 2015 – 4:59 pmReplyCancel

  • Kim Styles - 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 material9th December 2015 – 5:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Claire D - I love making cocktails!!!!!9th December 2015 – 6:04 pmReplyCancel

  • EJ Dunn - I like making hampers9th December 2015 – 6:22 pmReplyCancel

  • Debbie Henderson - baking cookies christmas eve for santa x9th December 2015 – 6:24 pmReplyCancel


  • Gabrielle Powell - I like making christmas cards9th December 2015 – 6:28 pmReplyCancel

  • Erica Price - Christmas puds9th December 2015 – 6:44 pmReplyCancel

  • Tammy Neal - Mince pies. It always reminds me of time spent at my nans. xx9th December 2015 – 7:04 pmReplyCancel

  • Shirley Evans - Personalised cards9th December 2015 – 10:01 pmReplyCancel

  • sarah clegg - cookies for santa9th December 2015 – 10:08 pmReplyCancel

  • Elaine Livingstone - mince pies for Santa and allergy free biscuits for the elves9th December 2015 – 10:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Victoria Prince - I love making Christmas biscuits 🙂10th December 2015 – 12:04 amReplyCancel

  • Natalie Crossan - Christmas cookies xx10th December 2015 – 12:14 amReplyCancel

  • claire griffiths - i like to make xmas cards10th December 2015 – 12:29 amReplyCancel

  • Leanne West - This is super sweet x10th December 2015 – 6:38 amReplyCancel

  • samantha bolter - a christmas cake and decorations for the house10th December 2015 – 9:48 amReplyCancel

  • steven beasley - Love making decorations with my nephew and niece.10th December 2015 – 12:44 pmReplyCancel

  • kelly morgan - Christmas cake10th December 2015 – 1:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Victoria Thurgood - mince pies10th December 2015 – 1:16 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah Rider - Love making things with my toddler at Christmas. It’s Christmas cards today!!x10th December 2015 – 1:26 pmReplyCancel

  • karen howden - I love making mince pies10th December 2015 – 2:38 pmReplyCancel

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