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!