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How to Make a Dollar Store Fabric Mini Christmas Tree

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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.

Mini Christmas tree made with fabric scrap fabric beside a miniature white tree and a pine cone.

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.

Closeup of a white Christmas tree, fabric Christmas tree and a pinecone.

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Materials I Used:

​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

Gold Tinsel mini tree bought beside a mini horse decoration, pine cones and a framed picture.

How to Make a Mini Fabric Christmas Tree:

I had lots of this fabric left over.  If you have been following me you may remember I used it previously on a fall wreath and also more recently on a pillow.

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.

Piece of white fabric strip with frayed edge.

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.

Fabric scrap pinned to back of tinsel tree.
Closeup of pinned fabric strip.

​The pompom on top was made with bakers’ twine and secured with a wire. 

Pompom made with red and white bakers twine.

The final fabric piece was shaped like a cone.

Piece of fabric shaped like a cone.

​With a tiny opening at the top.

Small opening in in the top of the fabric cone shape.

I placed the wire into the tiny opening to hold the pompom.

Inserting the wire of the pompom into the opening of the fabric cone.

​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!

Mini Christmas tree made with fabric scraps, placed in front of a mini potted evergreen tree.

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!

Mini Christmas tree made with fabric scrap fabric beside a miniature white tree and a pine cone.

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?

Mini Christmas tree made with fabric scraps beside a grey and gold ribbon wrapped into a Christmas tree shape. Both are placed in front of a miniature potted evergreen tree.

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!

A dollar store tinsel tree is transformed into a boho fabric scrap mini Christmas tree.
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Tuesday 18th of December 2018

Great results I love the linen fabric too. I like that you used both edges of the fabric to create a "different" color fringe. Merriest Holiday, Kippi


Monday 10th of December 2018

This is such a great idea. I have so much scrap fabric. Thanks for the tip.


Monday 10th of December 2018

That is a cute little tree. I like the fringe detail.


Monday 10th of December 2018

This is truly using recycle materials.They all look so festive and creative.

Marie InteriorFrugalista

Monday 10th of December 2018

Ha, we both did mini Christmas trees with frayed ribbon today! I'm loving your collection of DIY cone trees and the bakers twine pompom is adorable :)

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