If you have an old tree from the dollar store and it does nothing for you, don’t throw it away! Instead, dress it up with fabric scraps and make a mini Christmas tree that matches your holiday decor.
Last week I shared with you my awkward attempts at a Mini Christmas tree done up with ribbon. It wasn’t bad but I wanted something better! And this is what today’s Christmas craft idea is all about. How to make a dollar store fabric mini Christmas Tree.
Today I’m teaming up with a group of friends for a dollar store edition of a Christmas craft. Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to see what my friends are up to.
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Materials I Used:
- Mini Tinsel Christmas Tree from the Dollar Store
- Fabric scraps
- Bakers Twine
- A piece of craft wire
Like I said this is the dollar store edition. I knew I wanted another shot at those mini Christmas trees but I didn’t find anything at the dollar store that made me happy, until I spotted this tree below.
There was nothing wrong with it but it was really not my style. Ha! This coming from someone who filled her tree up with sparkle and glitter.
How to Make a Mini Fabric Christmas Tree:
What do both of these projects have in common besides the same fabric?
They both have fringed ends.
That is what I decided my mini Christmas tree would also have. I cut the fabric strips about two inches in width and fringed one of the two lengths.
After the fringing I simply placed the fabric around the tree to cover the tinsel and secured it with a pin.
I made each successive fabric piece a little shorter going up.
The pompom on top was made with bakers’ twine and secured with a wire.
The final fabric piece was shaped like a cone.
With a tiny opening at the top.
I placed the wire into the tiny opening to hold the pompom.
And my little scrap fabric mini tree was done.
It looks a little like it would fit right in with Dr. Seuss’ Christmas trees.
And just think of the possibilities. Depending on what type of fabric you use, you can have so many different trees!
Doesn’t it look pretty? A proper boho Christmas tree!
And we won’t talk about all the pins in the back since it looks a mess.
But maybe I should address that. I plan on putting the tree in a corner of the bookcase so no one will see the sloppy pins.
Had I wanted to do a better job, I would have created a pattern in the back and made the closures all level with each other.
But since no one will see it and you know nothing about it, (shhhhhh) then that is that!
My mini tree collection has grown thanks to the dollar store!
And I don’t have to look at that tinsel tree any longer! Would you ever guess there is tinsel hiding underneath?
Before these projects I had never attempted any sort of Mini Christmas trees. I hope that I’ve inspired you to try your hand at this and you too can make a dollar store fabric Mini Christmas tree!
Now scroll down to see what my friends have in store for you!
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