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…
Image Source mommo designs
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.
- Duck Tape (your color choice)
- 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)
- Figure out how wide and tall you want your tree.
- Wipe down your chosen wall area with a good cleaner and let it dry completely.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Screw your hooks in.
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.
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?