This is a quick and easy spiral Christmas tree made from heavy gauge copper wire and a string of lights.  While not as full bodied or fragrant as its leafy relatives, what I love about this wire tree is that it can be pushed flat for easy storage.

I used around 8 feet of wire for this tree, which measures around two feet tall. The wire needs to be thick enough to hold its shape while still being malleable. This was the perfect length for one strand of lights, but it could easily be made larger. 

Step 1: Shape the Wire

First coil the wire into shape.  I made a straight portion at the top so I could attach a star at the end.  For the base I overlapped it slightly and reinforced with some thin wire, although there are certainly more high-tech/elegant ways of attaching the base.
It was an inspiration to create my own!! Love it!!
<p>Glad you had fun making it! </p>
How pretty! What a lovely way to make a tree for those with space considerations.
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That's a very clever tree ;)<br>I'd love to make one myself but don't know what wire to get. Could you please tell me the rough diameter of the wire you used? Thanks so much!
So beautiful and lovely!
Neat! It looks like you could push it back down into a flat coil, and store it away in a flat box between Christmases.
Yep, that is exactly what I do. It's going into it's 3rd Christmas now!
I love your christmas tree. I might make a gigantic one for my back yard, and it would also make a nice centerpiece for a dinner table. good work, hope you make some more instructables.
Pretty! Awesome first instructable :)
Pretty, it's nice for small spaces.

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