Happy Tuesday, Ya’ll! I am happy to report that I finished up all of my Christmas decorating this past weekend and even have most of the Christmas presents wrapped. I’m officially ready to bake up some holiday treats and sit back and enjoy the season with my family.
Before getting started with today’s tutorial, I just want to take a minute and thank-you all for all of the wonderful comments on all of my posts. I seriously appreciate each and every comment and I’m so glad that you’re following along with me! I’ve only been blogging for a little over a month now, and it’s a very scary feeling when you are first starting out, as you wonder whether or not anyone will actually read your blog. So thank-you for validating this dream and hobby, and I seriously appreciate all of the support! 🙂
Moving on to today’s post, I’m super excited to share with you these adorable miniature Christmas trees. If you saw my DIY Joy Christmas Wreath, you will see that I only used half of the pine garland purchased at Wal-mart. Of course, me being me and not wanting to waste anything, I came up with the idea to make miniature Christmas trees to dress up my dining room table.
DIY Miniature Christmas Trees
Originally, I had planned to use Styrofoam cones for my trees, but they were sold out at all of the local craft stores. On to plan b, I decided to use some plain construction paper to form the cones, which I already had on hand. You could also easily use poster board.
- 20 ft. Pine Garland (Wal-mart $4.97 used half) – $2.48
- Poinsettia Flowers in Red, White, and Gold (Dollar Tree $1 each used 4)- $4.00
- Heavy Duty Construction Paper (Already Own)
- Tape (Already Own)
- Scissors (Already Own)
- Pen (Already Own)
- Hot Glue Gun (Already Own)
Total Cost=$6.48 (makes 6 trees)
Step 1: Draw the outline for your cone shapes on your construction paper. I googled a cone template and printed it for guidance. Then cut out your shape and roll it until you get the desired height/shape. Tape your cone in several spots to ensure it is held together well.
I chose to create my trees with variating heights/sizes.
Using the pine garland begin wrapping the garland around your cones, securing with glue at the bottom and top part of cone.
Once finished, your trees will look similar to this:
Using scissors, carefully cut off all of the flower heads from the bouquets.
Once finished, begin gluing flowers onto the Christmas trees. Be creative in choosing a pattern of how you want to place your flowers on your trees. You can place them as close together or as far apart as you want.
Repeat the process on each tree until all trees have been decorated with flowers.
And there you have it- cute, festive, miniature Christmas trees! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try making some of your own! I’m thinking Christmas bead garland would also look great on these. Do you have any other ideas for decorating these trees?
Thanks for stopping by!- Cara