Note: This post in sponsored by Command Brand from 3M, but all opinions are my own.
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree… how you look so festive on a garage door! Just a word to the wise about this project, we have 2 single garage doors, so for the time being, we are opting to only open the one without the tree. If you need to open and close your garage door often, don’t put a tree on it. Stick one your window, like I did with my snowman scene. The light hooks will stick to any fence, window or even your house, as long as it is a smooth siding.
Here’s what you need to make an outdoor Christmas tree
- Garage door with nearby power source
- One strand of LED Christmas Lights
- Shatterproof Christmas ornaments
- 14 Ornament hooks
- Outdoor bow
- 7 Snowflake ornaments
- Water hose
- 25 Command™ Brand Outdoor Light Clips
How to create an outdoor Christmas tree
Step 1- Clean your garage
Seriously, mine was disgusting and I would have never thought to clean it! I used a rag and a water hose and then dried it really well. Check out the difference between a crusty garage and a clean one. Yikes!
Step 2- Apply the hooks
I used five Command™ Brand Outdoor Light Clips to create the tree base in a zigzag pattern, and then went on to make the triangle of the tree. To attach the Command™ Brand Outdoor Light Clips, remove the blue liner and press the adhesive strip firmly to the back of the clip. Then, remove the black “wall side” liner and press the clip to garage. Press firmly along the entire clip for 30 seconds and wait one hour before use. Here’s the base of my tree completed:
Step 3- String lights
After you get the entire tree shaped laid out, use the strand of lights and stick ’em in the clips! It’s super easy. This will take you all of 5 minutes. So, here’s what you’re working with:
Step 4- Decorate the Christmas tree
Next, the fun begins! It’s time to decorate the Christmas tree! I added a few more Command™ Brand Outdoor Light Clips to hang up some ornaments and the outdoor bow.
Pro tip: To make the ornaments best fit on the light clips, I bent the ornament hooks like this:
Step 5- Add snowflakes
I added snowflakes using the Command™ Brand Outdoor Light Clips at the top of the tree. I used fishing line to hang each snowflake from the light clips. Here is the outdoor Chrsitmas tree all dressed and ready for Christmas!
And here’s a night shot because those are my fave:
After you gather your materials, the whole project will take less than an hour! Do you typically decorate outside for Christmas? If you do, I highly recommend the light clips! I think it would be fun to try and write a word in cursive with the clips! If you like this tree, be sure and check out the outdoor snowman window decoration too!