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Three easy-to-make Christmas decorations for your home

Some people pull out all the stops for Christmas. And while I may have the best intentions every year, the holiday season just seems to creep up on me faster than I can say eggnog latte. Before I know it, it's the 21st of December and I'm scrambling to put some sort of holiday cheer into the house.

Some people pull out all the stops for Christmas. And while I may have the best intentions every year, the holiday season just seems to creep up on me faster than I can say eggnog latte. Before I know it, it’s the 21st of December and I’m scrambling to put some sort of holiday cheer into the house. That’s why I was excited when I thought of these tabletop trees as quick and easy ways to add a little holiday hit anywhere in the house.

I started noticing cone-shaped, glittery miniature trees everywhere last year around Christmas, and immediately thought to myself, “I can make those”. (That’s usually where I get ideas from: looking at stuff, looking at the price, and realizing I can make it cheaper and better!). So I came up with three variations on the idea of a tiny tree. Watch me make all three in these videos:

1. A hot glue tree, where you glue items onto a form (pictured above). Because of the cone-shape, it’s easier to layer items so that the shape ends up tapered at the top. Again, I made mine out of items collected on a nature walk, but you could do something similar with dried flowers, berries, ornaments, balls….anything! Click here to watch.

2. A wrapped topiary whereby you take something and wind it around a pre-made form. In this case, I used wool and twine, but I think you could make it out of almost anything, including strips of newspaper that would look kind of cool. Or twinkle lights would be amazing in a window! Click here to watch.


 

3. A paper tree, made of decorative paper. I can imagine this one lined up on a mantel, or a whole forest of them on a holiday table. The good news is that they are cheap and easy to make. Click here to watch.


 

Have fun with it!

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