Full of Personali-tree: Mini DIY Christmas Trees

DIY Christmas Trees by Girl in the Garage blog

Wow- I can’t believe Christmas is only one week away, can you?  I even got a head start on shopping this year and I still feel like Christmas is coming too soon.  This past week, besides changing dirty diapers and wrapping presents, I found a bit of time to make a one more holiday craft – a few mini Christmas “trees.”  I read that you can make tree forms from paper plates which is considerably less expensive than buying styrofoam forms.  However, when I attempted this, my trees were too short, a bit crooked, and extremely flimsy.

So I headed over to Hobby Lobby to see exactly how much buying styrofoam forms would break the bank.  I bought a few small and medium sized forms for about $2-5 each – not really too bad considering I planned to keep my final creations around for future Christmases, unlike the flimsy paper trees which might’ve lasted through the end of the month.

I bought 1-2 other supplies but already had most of the things that I planned to use for this project.  (Using supplies you already have = saving money!)  In order to explain what I did, you’ll need to see the “after” picture:

Tree #1:  Merry Disco Christmas –  I glued fun, fuzzy pom poms around the cone and finished the top with a crystal-ball drawer pull.

Tree #2:  Romantic Lace Tree – I used a long piece of cotton lace and hot glued it around the tree, starting at the bottom.  For the topper I used a red ceramic drawer pull with a bit of bronze detail.

Tree #3: Fancy Farmhouse Tree – Macrame cord was attached to the form with hot glue, starting at the bottom and winding all the way to the top.  I used a wooden brown and gold drawer pull with a delicate floral pattern and then added some upholstery tacks as “ornaments.”

Which one do you think is my sons’ favorite?!  🙂

I must add that I attempted to use double sided tape but I couldn’t get it to stick to the styrofoam.  My preferred method was a low-temperature hot glue gun which made thin glue lines that dried pretty quickly.

**This could also be a great memorable craft to make with the kiddo’s assuming an adult helps out with any gluing or cutting.

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I hope this post has brought you some joy and inspiration.  Have a very merry Christmas!


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11 Comments on Full of Personali-tree: Mini DIY Christmas Trees

    • Jen
      December 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much for visiting! 🙂 Jen

  1. jan
    December 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm (6 years ago)

    I love how they turned out, my favorite is the macrame cord tree. I came over from the Farmhouse Porch, please come by and check my blog out too! I am looking for new followers too!
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    • Jen
      December 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Marti- I did!

  2. Diana
    December 5, 2013 at 5:23 am (5 years ago)

    I just came to you through the Throwback Link party (brilliant idea btw). This christmas tree post is lovely. My favourite is the pom pom tree….Id like to make one with felt balls. Really nice job.
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