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We were delighted to see Abby's LA Post-it Note Christmas Tree yesterday while we had this post already in the works. Last year we (Wes & Kayla) were living in two separate, super small spaces and had absolutely no spare square footage for a real tree. Behold our economical, zero-maintenance wall alternative — complete with illuminated tree toper...

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

The Layout
Our Post-it Note tree is a bit more pixelated than Abby's example but we liked the digital look. First, plan your layout (on a Post-it). The architectural half of our little duo determined that two equal rows per tier would create a more believable tree shape — rather than every row being shorter than the one below it. The width of our tree was determined by the huge radiator we planned to stick it over.

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The Topper
We decided our tree could not be complete without illumination on top. Our Designer Emulation Mini Lucellino light was the perfect solution for a modern interpretation of the angel topper. We built a simple structure out of scrap chipboard to the exact size of one sticky note, covered it with green Post-it to blend in, and attached it to the wall with lint-covered double stick tape (for easy removal).

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The Ornaments
After briefly considering to decorate our tree by drawing ornaments on the Post-its, we decided simply to add random colored Stickies and keep the whole thing blank, emphasizing the pixel concept.

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Our tree used 85 Post-its, plus a few more for ornaments. Abby's example probably uses several hundred for a more organic, feathery shape. However you chose to make your Post-it Note tree, just have fun with it. We liked ours so much we left it up through February!

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