Three Beautiful & Simple DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Today I want to share a fun and easy craft project. How to make three beautiful & simple DIY mini Christmas Trees.

These trees are easy to make for the holiday. Many of the items, I had on hand in my craft room. I wanted Simple DIY mini Christmas Trees that were easy to make and vintage inspired.

This snowman was the inspiration for my trees. I love the cone hat with writing with the vintage tinsel.

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The toppers for the trees are napkin rings. It was easy to remove the ring with wire clippers. Buttons or stars could be used as tree toppers.

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These mini Christmas trees would make great homemade gifts too.

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You could use any color twine or even yarn to create your trees. The possibilities are endless! Fabric could be substituted in lieu of decorative paper for the center tree.

Let me show you how to make Three Beautiful & Simple DIY Mini Christmas Trees.

Supplies

  • Three Styrofoam Cones (three different sizes)
  • Brown Twine
  • Cream Twine
  • Tinsel (small)
  • Scalloped Edge Ribbon
  • White Pom-Pom trim
  • Silver braided trim
  • Small cream buttons
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Three candle holders (you could shop your local thrift stores)
  • Quick Dry Tacky Glue (it’s great for crafts)
  • Tree toppers – jeweled buttons, vintage brooches, buttons, star, or jingle bell (I cut a part napkin rings for my toppers).
  • 8 x 10 off white cardstock
  • 11 x 14 decorative sheet of music paper or you can just use any kind of decorative scrapbooks paper. You may need to use a smaller cone to make the paper work.
  • Merry Christmas Stamp
  • Black Stazon Ink Pad
  • Distressing Ink (optional)
  • Sponge

Two Tone Twine Tree

This tree is simple to make in a matter of minutes!

Step 1

Step 2

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Finish the top off by adding tacky glue to the top. Wrap the cream twine around the center of the top pushing it into the glue. Trim the extra twine.

Step 3

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Add some hot glue or tacky glue around the rim of the candle stick holder. Add the cone on top of it. Try to make sure you center the candle stick holder under the cone. You do not want it to topple over.

Step 4

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The fun part is adding some embellishments. I kept this tree very simple. Sweet pom-pom trim was added around the top of the cone. Hot Glue to the jewel topper and push it down on top of the cone. You will need to hold the tree topper for a few minutes. The glue will cool and the tree topper will stand by itself.

Twine Tree with Mini bells

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Step 1

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Finish the top off by adding tacky glue to the top. Wrap the cream twine around the center of the top pushing it into the glue. Trim the extra twine.

Step 2

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Add some hot glue or tacky glue around the rim of the candle stick holder. Add the cone on top of it. Try to make sure you center the candle stick holder under the cone. You do not want it to topple over.

Step 3

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Hot Glue works best with the mini jingle bells. Add a drop of hot glue with tweezers drop the bell into the glue. Repeat until you have the amount of bells that looks good.

Silver decorative trim was added around the bottom of the cone with tacky glue.

Hot Glue to the jewel topper and push it down on top of the cone. You will need to hold the tree topper for a few minutes. The glue will cool and the tree topper will stand by itself.

Paper Tree

How pretty is this music sheet paper tree. Tacky glue works best on the cone. Hot glue will burn holes in the Styrofoam. I did us a little bit of hot glue on paper to paper in a couple of spots.

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Step 1

Step 2

Step 4

Add a drop of hot glue to the paper tree to add the Merry Christmas tag.

Hot Glue works best with the buttons. Add a drop of hot glue to the back of the button and press to the paper tree. For my tree, buttons were added just here and there.

I found this gorgeous trim at Hobby Lobby. Tacky glue works great to add this trim around the bottom of the cone with tacky glue.

Hot Glue to the jewel topper and push it down on top of the cone. You will need to hold the tree topper for a few minutes. The glue will cool and the tree topper will stand by itself.

Resources

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Heart Friends Blog Hop

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Some of my blogging friends are doing some amazing DIY Christmas Décor items on their blogs this week! I am sure you are going to love each and every one! Just click on the image below to head over to see what they have for you!

If you are coming over from Do’s Blog at Do Dodson Designs, thank you for stopping by!

Head on over to my talented friend Leslie’s blog at Feet Under My Table. She has a beautiful and easy holiday/winter project. You could keep them out for the winter decorations too!

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Hope you have a wonderful day!

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18 Comments

    1. Happy Saturday my sweet friend. So glad you liked this project. It really is easy and fun. I want people to have fun when crafting. The easier the better!

  1. Oh, my goodness! I am in LOVE with all three of these. You have inspired me to make these. So beautiful and elegant. Well, done, my friend! And great instructions! I think I need some time with you in that amazing craft room! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Love your trees! They are so festive. I was wondering if you might offer some advice. I have made book page trees and want to add the glass base as you have done. I am challenged because I don’t have the solid base you have here. Do you think hot glue or tacky glue would hold them in place? Thanks for any advice!

    1. Nancy, thank you so much. For your book page trees (love these types), you may want use a cupcake pedestal. Hobby Lobby sells them. They are flatter and a little wider than a candle stick holder. Another option is turning a glass votive candle holder upside-down. I would use hot glue not tacky glue. Get the Gorilla Hot Glue sticks. They are better for these types of projects. Hope this helps you.

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