Copper pipe is constantly popping up in home decor and craft projects these days. Turns out, you can easily use it to create a modern wall-mounted Christmas tree (a stylish solution if you’re short on space or want to mix up your holiday decor.) As a bonus, you can still use all of your tree ornaments to adorn your new tree!

Things You’ll Need

1/2-inch copper pipe (about 12 feet of it)
Pipe cutter
Measuring tape
Twine or thick string

Step 1: Measure the Pipe
Use a ruler or measuring tape to mark the pipe in the following lengths with a pencil: 27 inches, 24 inches, 21 inches, 18 inches, 15 inches, 12 inches, 9 inches, 6 inches, 3 inches, and 1 inch.
Step 2: Cut the Pipe
Next, use the pipe cutter to cut the pipe at each mark.

Step 3: Check the Pipe Sizes
Line up the individual pipe pieces in order of size to make sure you are happy with the look.

Step 4: Assemble the Pipe Rungs
Take the string and tie it around the pencil, then start at the top rung and thread the string through each pipe. The pencil helps you get the string through the inside of the pipe. Once you get to the bottom, repeat the process in the opposite direction so the is string going from each pipe on each side.

Step 5: Adjust the String
Once each pipe has string on both sides, adjust the tension on each string section until the pipes are the proper distance away from each other. This will take a little bit of trial and error. Once you are satisfied with the look, tie the string at the very top so that you can hang it up.

Step 6: Decorate Your Tree
Decorate your tree using holiday ornaments. You can even add lights and a star at the top! The possibilities here are endless.