Today, I want to share with you how I made a DIY Duck Tape Wall Tree and solved my hubby’s baseball cap storage dilemma. You see, he tends to drop his hats and sunglasses all over the house because there isn’t a designated spot for them. Then again, there are three hampers and his clothes doesn’t make it into them…he kind of lays them on the hamper covers…hmm. Anyway, have you seen the wall tress on Pinterest? If you type in “wall tree hooks” in the search bar on Pinterest, you’ll find a bunch of inspirational ideas. Some are made from wood, others washi tape, and of course the store bought decals.  I was inspired by this one…

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I think it’s a wall decal and I found some really cute ones, but most were $40 and up. Instead of spending $40 on a tree decal, I decided to use some left over white Duck Tape from another project and wall hooks I already had to make my own version of a wall tree. It’s super easy and you can probably get this done in 30 minutes.

Supplies

  • Duck Tape (your color choice)
  • Scissors
  • Wall hooks with screws
  • Wall anchors (optional – I didn’t use them, but use them if you plan on putting heavier items on the hooks)

Directions (Picture Instructions below)

  1. Figure out how wide and tall you want your tree.
  2. Wipe down your chosen wall area with a good cleaner and let it dry completely.
  3. Starting from the the top of the tree trunk, stick your tape down and let it unroll it till it meets the floor. I did this twice to make a thicker tree trunk. *Tip – Working from the top to the ground makes it easier to create a straighter tree trunk. Let gravity help you. If you are making a crooked trunk, then it won’t matter if you start from the top or bottom.
  4. Start making your tree branches. Place down the tape at the trunk and angle it the way you like. Do this again to make a triangular shape. *Tip – hold the tape taut when you cut it to get a clean straight cut.
  5. At the tip of the triangular brach, place more tape down and make the last part of your branch. Cut this piece at an angle for the branch tip.
  6. Screw your hooks in.

How to make a Duck Tape Tree

If you decide to do this project, I highly recommend using Duck Tape and not Washi Tape. Washi tape doesn’t have the same sticking power as Duck Tape. If you insist on using Washi Tape, I would suggest placing it on top of Duck Tape sheets and then using it that way.

DIY Duck Tape Tree 3

DIY Duck Tape Wall Tree
Stayed tuned for the rest of the stair wall reveal…I’m doing a stair gallery wall.

There you go! An easy DIY Duck Tape Wall Tree in 30 minutes. Now instead of finding my husband’s hats and glasses all over the house, he now has a place to hang them on his way upstairs.

What do you think? Should I add more branches or leaves?

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42 Comments

  1. Love this idea! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to the Creative Exchange Link Party. Don’t forget that the new party will be going live tomorrow morning. Thanks again!
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  2. Is this renter friendly? I am kind of scared to put duct tape on the walls for fear of it damaging the paint.

    1. Well, the hooks are going to put holes in the wall and the Duck tape may take off some paint when removed, but paint can easily be touched up. I guess it depends on your landlord and if they want you to put holes in the walls.

  3. What a neat idea. I’ve never thought of using duct tape. I love that stuff! I also like that you added the hooks, genius! I’m stopping by from the blog hop, I hope your enjoying your Thursday!

  4. Erlene, I was laughing at your description of your husband, because when I saw your tree I was thinking of hanging my husbands socks on one because he leaves them in every room! It’s like he sits down and his socks pop off! LOL! I love your tree – great idea for hats, glasses and keys! Julia x
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  5. Such a great idea, and this way you can get the tree to look exactly as you want it too! Looks like a fun project to do too 🙂

    Thanks for linking at on Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning. Hope we see you again next week 🙂

  6. What a great idea!! I find my husband’s hats and jackets all over the place. It took about 10 years of marriage to get him to drop his dirty socks IN the basket instead of on the floor beside it. It’s not like he was going to wear them again. It must be a man thing! lol! Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.

  7. I think this turned out so, so cute (my hubby has a bunch of baseball caps too:) What a great idea. I like it the way it is….I think it’s cute…found at snickerdoodle sunday. Have a great night:)

  8. Very cool idea, I hope he uses it and doesn’t keep leaving his hats and glasses around the house. I too have a hubby that doesn’t quite get the clothes into the hamper (or his dishes into the dishwasher) even after nagging him! And he was the one who had three hampers before I met him!
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  9. I Love this tutorial!!! Very well done. Thanks for linking up with the Fabulously Frugal Thursday Linky Party!

  10. Erlene, I don’t know how you have time to do this and still blog and everything else on your plate. This is darling! What a fun adventure and frugal find. Thanks for posting and for all that you offer on this site!!

  11. How nifty and cute! Who’d have thunk this? Not only are you creating something on your wall, it’s useful too. Pinning it!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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