December 5, 2012

Handmade Holiday: DIY Miniature Christmas Tree

DIY miniature christmas

Who says you only need one Christmas tree? Maybe one MAIN Christmas tree... but then maybe you want one in your room too so that you can wake up to a lovely pine and Christmasy aroma each morning. Or maybe you want another one just to make a room festive or maybe you live in a small space and want a small tree.

Whatever your reason may be, there is a simple and super inexpensive solution... a DIY miniature Christmas tree.

I got the idea after going to pick up a tree from the lot, and the vendor was giving away free tree clippings. He said take as much as you want, and so I took two armfuls. As I was holding a bunch in my hand, I was thinking how it kind of looked like a mini tree. So in that moment, I decided I would make a little tree for my room.

Supplies you need:
Christmas tree trimmings (usually free where they sell trees)
Square burlap fabric
Wire (from the hardware store)

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Pick the branches you'd like for your tree, trim them as you like. Use the wire to tie the branches together. When you've gotten your tree's shape, use a little bit of wire to wrap the "trunk" together to make sure they hold strong. You can also use twine to do this.

DIY miniature

To create the base, put the rocks and tree in the middle of the burlap, bunch up the fabric around the "trunk" and tie it all together with your twine.

And there you have it, a mini Christmas tree for any room of your home!

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I've been doing a lot of holiday crafting lately and I'm excited to share some more simple projects over the next couple weeks.

I'd love to see what your crafty projects are too, please share your links!

Linking up with Southern Lovely's Show & Share, My Girlish Whims's Your Whims Wednesday, Snap! Show and Tell, Simply Designing 


  1. Such a cute and inexpensive DIY! I don't have room in my apartment for a real tree, so this would be perfect. Now I just need to sweet talk my neighborhood tree vendor into giving me some branches...

  2. how cute is this! small but still gives your home that christmassy feeling & smell!


  3. That is the cutest tree! It sort of reminds me of the one from Charlie Brown's Christmas with the burlap wrapped around it. :)


  4. how cute, you are so creative. i like :)

  5. this is awesome!! so glad that you got a hold of those clippings!

  6. This is so lovely. I might even use this DIY for wedding decorations.

  7. Such a cute idea! Definitely agree about having more than one tree - we bought a mini norfolk pine this year for our kitchen.

  8. so cute, wish I could do that here in sydney!!

  9. What an amazing Idea! Would Definitely do this someday!



  10. Aw! Please come to Dublin and make me one! Adorable.

    Also very much needed , as we have had a very unsuccessful week of Christmas tree shopping. Will make you hot chocolate on your arrival ? ;)

  11. So pretty! I love this idea. Happy Thursday :)

  12. This is adorable! I love the simplicity of it. I have a thing for all things little. Thanks for the great idea!

  13. This is fantastic...and so charming! It would be perfect for a tree in every room (which I think is a must :) haha)

    The Glossy Life

  14. Very cute and a great way to use up scraps!
    Saw you sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.
    Debbie :)

  15. this is so cute - i love it!!


  16. This is such a great idea! I wish that I saw this before having the boyfriend pick up a plastic one from Target, haha. Your idea is way cuter! :)

  17. oh how cute! i adore this diy. i have a tiny tree, myself, because my little cats would just attack a large tree! i might make another one using this diy!

    lindsey louise

  18. Daaah, my gosh!! Milynn, this is so adorable, and i THINK I need one of these for my in, I absolutely need one. Isn't it sad that I've never had a real tree?? My dad was allergic, so we always had a fake big one, and I think this teeny one will be a great way to ease me into the real side. :) Pinning, my dear!!

  19. Okay, I love this idea, and the tree is absolutely adorable!!! Love it!
    xo TJ

  20. This is just so cute. My favorite thing about Christmas is that crisp pine smell. I love the idea of having that all throughout the house.

  21. Adorable mini tree!! What a great way to add a festive look to any room in the house. I wish I would have saved the clippings from our tree!

    Saguaros & Stilettos

  22. You are featured at Smart! School {House} for Whimsy Wednesday! This amazing post really stood out. Please join us again and link up all of your latest creations! The new party and your feature will be up soon.

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  23. Oh my gosh I need to do this!!


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