DIY Mini Christmas Trees

diy mini christmas trees

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! πŸ™‚

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

DIY Mini 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.

Supplies Used:

  • 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.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

I chose to create my trees with variating heights/sizes.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Step 2:

Using the pine garland begin wrapping the garland around your cones, securing with glue at the bottom and top part of cone.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Once finished, your trees will look similar to this:

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Step 3:

Using scissors, carefully cut off all of the flower heads from the bouquets.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

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.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Repeat the process on each tree until all trees have been decorated with flowers.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

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

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  3. Cara, these are too cute! You are so crafty, I love that you share your crafts with us because they are so fun and even simple enough for me to do. I love this one and it turned out amazing. Definitely going to make myself one for my desk at work! Hope your having a great day! XO -Kim

    1. Thanks! I don’t do a ton of crafts throughout the year but I enjoy doing them during the holiday months. & I hope you’ll make them, they really are super easy!

  4. I love working with cones of any kind! Perfect for table settings πŸ™‚ I’d love to do these in all flowers (christmas or otherwise) or all tinsel/garland! Thank you for the idea!

  5. I love fun holiday DIYs like this! These are so cute and look perfect on your table. xo

    Kelsey | a balancing peach

  6. These are so, so cute! I can think of like 10 places in my house that I would put these – adorable!! And way to go on the Christmas wrapping, I’m totally dreading that!

    1. Thank-you! I don’t mind wrapping presents, it’s the getting the toys out of the boxes when the kids open them, that’s the worst-haha

  7. Wow, these are so fun! I can imagine you can do lots with just that basic design of cardboard and garland trees – but I like the flowers you added. And I like your JOY wreath! You have a knack for Christmas decor πŸ™‚

    1. Thank-you! Yes, I agree I think you could definitely switch it up and add ornaments or beads. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. These are so cute and look like something I might actually be able to make!!! Love how the table turned out in that picture!

  9. You are such a talented girl! So simple and so darling! I was looking for some cute trees on either side of my centerpiece on my long dining room table and I’m thinking these just might fit the bill Plus I love to craft too so this just gave me an excuse, LOL. Hope you have a great day today

  10. These are adorable and such a clever idea! Thanks for the great instructions. I agree with Jennifer — these would make a wonderful centerpiece decoration.

  11. Such a great idea for a Christmas centerpiece! Thanks for the easy to follow directions!

  12. WOW. Those mini trees look perfect! I thought for sure they were store-bought! You, my friend, have ALL THE SKILLS!!

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