Starting a new thread on this as it is more of a how to.
My mini trees are made out of a triangle of rewire that is hinged in the middle.
They are 4ft tall, and store flat in about 2in of space.
To install, set a rod at 70 degrees, fold the hinge to 90degrees and ziptie to the rod you set.
Seen from the front, it looks like a tree, seen from the sides, it still looks like a tree.
And here is what we are trying to make.
One is 3ft tall with a 1ft stand, and the other is 4ft tall.
The center hinge is formed by bending one wire down, and the second into a loop.
A 1/4 pipe will help with making the bends, I 1/2 in spacer will allow enough room for it to hinge.
The loop is formed by bending the second wire forward and across the vertical wire.
Make it large enough for the first wire to insert into the loop.
The sides are formed by tacking the vertical wire back to the point two higher and one right of the lower point.
Initially cut the vertical 2 1/2 segments long as you will need the extra to make up for the angle.
Here is the lower one
And a center one.
MiniTrees Side1.JPGMiniTrees Side2.JPG
Make sense how the angle is formed.
I used a welder to tack the wires into their new locations.
After that just hook the two halfs together and string with lights.
I use two strands of multis, and two strands of white zig zagged across the front of the frame.
The extra white is looped around the back to complete the illusion.