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Geneva Vanderzeil shares how to make a Christmas tree using a bamboo garden screen from Bunnings

The festive trend you NEED to know about: Stylist reveals how to make a VERY trendy Christmas tree for less than $30 using a Bunnings screen

  • An Australian home stylist has made a DIY Christmas tree using a garden screen
  • Geneva Vanderzeil spent less than $30 at hardware store Bunnings Warehouse
  • The wall-mounted tree would be perfect for those who live in apartments 
  • Geneva said the tree is ‘so simple to make’ and created baubles using coasters 


A creative home stylist has shared how to make your own Christmas tree this festive season for less than $30 using a bamboo garden screen from Bunnings Warehouse. 

DIY enthusiast Geneva Vanderzeil from Brisbane, Australia shared images with her 304,000 Instagram followers showing how she made the unique mounted reed tree. 

‘A space and money-saving tree alternative for those of you who might like or need something a bit different,’ she wrote. 

For ten years she has challenged herself to create Christmas trees that are ‘out of the ordinary’, and last year she made a wall-mounted tree using wooden sticks from her backyard. 

 

DIY enthusiast Geneva Vanderzeil from Brisbane, Australia (pictured) has shared how to make a wall-mounted Christmas tree 

The home project only took an hour to complete using a bamboo garden screen from Bunnings Warehouse

To make the tree, she laid out the bamboo screen on the floor and used blue tape to create a triangular shape

The home project only took an hour to complete using a bamboo garden screen from Bunnings Warehouse. To make the tree, she laid out the bamboo screen on the floor and used blue tape to create a triangular shape

Geneva said the tree is ‘so simple to make’ and created flat baubles using coasters for decoration.   

‘One thing I love about this is that you can also roll it up easily to store between Christmases!’ she said. 

To make the tree, she laid out the bamboo screen on the floor and used blue tape to create a triangular shape. 

Using scissors she carefully cut around the tape to form the shape of the tree, then the bamboo was painted and left to dry before being stuck to the wall.

The home project only took Geneva an hour to make and used a picture hook to hang it on the wall. 

Three clear cord clips were attached to the base to the wall to stretch the three out. 

Geneva said the tree is 'so simple to make' and create flat baubles using coasters. The project is the perfect alternative to those who don't want to spend a lot of money purchasing a new Christmas tree and is a fun activity to do with children

Geneva said the tree is ‘so simple to make’ and create flat baubles using coasters. The project is the perfect alternative to those who don’t want to spend a lot of money purchasing a new Christmas tree and is a fun activity to do with children

The project is the perfect alternative to those who don’t want to spend a lot of money purchasing a new Christmas tree and is a fun activity to do with children.

The social media post quickly caught the attention of other DIY enthusiasts who praised the ‘fantastic’ idea. 

‘Looks gorgeous!! And so fun to decorate,’ one person wrote, another added: ‘Absolutely amazing.’ 

‘So so cute! Perfect for an apartment that can’t fit a tree,’ a third commented.

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