Dress up a Dollar Store Mini Christmas Tree to make it really shine
Dollar Store Mini Christmas Tree
Do you need a little bit of Christmas cheer but lack room? Pick up a mini Christmas tree from the dollar store. They are a great starting point to have fun decorating a little tree on a budget. And it’s a fun project for kids of all ages. My toddler helped decorate this tree with me.
I like that there are so many different styles of mini trees. Find one that appeals to you. It could be flocked, or plain green, perhaps it’s a glittery tree. No one will recognize it when you’re done with it.
Mini Christmas Tree Supplies
1 Mini Christmas Tree
Ribbon or Twine
Christmas Bow (Gold)
Sparkly Ball picks
Mini Pail or Decorative Container
Mini Pine Cones or Nuts (optional)
Fairy Lights (optional)
Step 1: Fluff The Branches
You’re going to want to spend some time fluffing out the branches of your tree. This alone will elevate it from dollar store status by giving it a fuller look. Separate and spread every individual branch in various directions for a more natural look.
Step 2: Cut Ribbons
I got this idea from The Lived In Look. Martina cuts her ribbon into 3′ strips then tucks and hangs them in various directions on her tree. It looks so great on her tree, especially with the different types of ribbons she used. Take a look at her Christmas Tree decorating tutorial.
Step 3: Place Ribbon On Tree
It’s trim to hang your ribbon pieces on your tree. Tuck the ends into the center of the tree and wind the ribbons around the tree in various directions. You can even go vertically through the tree. You really want to try and fill the spaces and give your tree interest.
Step 4: Add Sparkly Balls
In previous craft tutorials, I have used these sparkly gold ball picks. This time I am leaving the picks on so I can secure them in the branches. Look for wide spaces amongst the branches that the sparkly balls can fill. Use as many as you want. Consider these the baubles and Christmas balls of your mini Christmas tree.
Step 5: Add Berries, Nuts, and Cones In the Tree
The berries add a fun pop of color to the tree. Place them all over the place, including deeper into the tree branches so give it fullness. Let those bright berry colors peep out between branches and really dress up your mini tree. This is also a good time to add little pine cones, mini poinsettias or string a garland of fairy lights into the boughs too. Really dress up your tree to your heart’s desire.
Step 6: Place The Star
What’s a mini Christmas tree without a topper? You can use a simple Christmas bow for presesnts as a tree star. Take the adhesive square off of the back of the bow, but leave the staple intact. I actually bent the staple upward/outward in the center a bit. This gave the staple a little bit of a gap between it and the bow. Then you’ll pull the topmost tip of the mini tree through the staple gap. You can adjust the star so that it’s more secure on the tree branch or twist it to center it better.
Step 7: Set Tree In Container
You don’t have to do this step if you like the base of your mini tree. The burlap wrap on the one I have is a nice rustic touch. But it also fits perfectly into a mini pail. Purple is my son’s favorite color, so of course the pail had to be purple for his mini Christmas tree.
I’d love to hear how your own mini trees turned out! Did you choose a color scheme or a theme? Will you be keeping it or gifting it? Check out the other diy home decor ideas in the 12 Crafts of Christmas series and share these ideas with your friends! Make sure to join me for the final post of the series, Day 12. This is a great centerpiece!