Making table top trees is a fun way to spread holiday decor throughout your home. This farmhouse snowy mini tree is not only easy to put together, it’s inexpensive, too. Using dollar store items, I transformed a green tinsel tree into this wintry decor piece.
I love teaming up with blogging friends to share great crafts and DIY projects with you. Today, there are four of us featuring Christmas decorating and craft ideas using Dollar Store supplies. Every third Friday of the month, we share a themed dollar store craft that you can replicate.
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This month’s theme is Christmas crafts and decor. I had an idea in mind when I visited a local Dollar Tree. I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, but one of the fun things about dollar store crafting is that if I wander around the store for a while, something always jumps out to me, sparking an idea.
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Farmhouse Snowy Mini Tree
Supplies Used for Tabletop Farmhouse Tree
- Small green tinsel tree
- Snowflake Stickers
- Unpainted small crate
- Floral Foam
- JOY Ornament
- Floral Stem with Mini Pine Cones
- Mini wood wreath
- Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
- Metal Star
- Floral Wire
- Flat Pearl Sequins
- White Chalk Paint & Sponge Brush, Small Craft Brush
- Spray Snow
The tinsel tree, crate, garland, joy ornament, and floral foam were all purchased at Dollar Tree. The other items that I used I had on hand in my craft stash.
While I was looking through Christmas items at Dollar Tree I was expecting to find some cone trees. I didn’t see any of those and I was about to change my mind about what I would make for this month’s Dollar Store Divas challenge. But, then I spotted this little tinsel tree. All I needed was a basic tree shape and I decided this would work. I bought it along with the garland, snowflake stickers, a small crate, and a Joy ornament.
I started making my farmhouse snowy tree by deconstructing the tinsel tree. First, the red foil wrapper was removed. Next, I pulled off the silver snowflakes and red star. Pretty sad,isn’t it? It didn’t stay that way for long though.
Using the dollar store garland, I tucked one end into the tinsel tree and added a bit of hot glue to hold it there.
Once it was securely held, I continued wrapping the garland around the tinsel tree until I reached the top, then I started going back down, then up again until it was full enough. I trimmed off the extra garland.
I twisted the garland and re-positioned it until I was satisfied with its shape. I cut some of the leftover garland into two inch pieces and tucked them inside of the garland to help with the fullness and the shape of the tree.
At the end of last year’s holiday season, I found cans of Santa Snow on clearance at Walmart. I bought a couple of them and have been waiting to create a project using it. It’s great for small projects like this mini tree.
I followed the directions on the can and sprayed the mini tree with the snow. I let it dry for a couple of hours and then gave it a second coat.
The small wood craft crate was another item I found at Dollar Tree. I’m enjoying their new Crafter’s Corner. I’ve found lots of items to use. I used DecoArt Everlasting White Chalk paint on the crate.
I removed the ribbon from the JOY ornament and hot glued it to the crate, adding three flat pearl sequins to cover the holes where the ribbon had been. The floral foam was cut to size for the crate and the tree was glued to the foam.
Using polyfil inside of the crate gave more of the snowy look I wanted. The package of snowflake stickers I found at Dollar Tree were just right for decorating the tree.
I thought I was almost finished with the tree, but the more I looked at it, the more I didn’t like the red outline on the JOY ornament. It just didn’t fit in with the farmhouse look I wanted for this. While it would have been easier to paint the ornament prior to attaching it to the crate, it wasn’t too difficult to paint it after. I used a small craft paint brush to get inside the curves and edges. A simple twine bow is glued to the center.
Have you stopped by Bullseye’s Playground at Target recently? Among lots of Christmas crafting items, I found packages of wood shapes that I knew I could use for some Christmas crafting. I used two of the green wreaths and glued one to each side of the crate.
After looking through my craft stash I found a metal star that works well to top off the farmhouse mini tree. It’s glued to a piece of metal floral wire and then pushed inside the top of the tree.
For the finishing touch, I removed some mini pine cones that were attached to a floral stem and added small dots of hot glue to secure them to the tree.
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Farmhouse Snowy Mini Tree
Please check out more creative Dollar Store DIY Christmas projects on our Dollar Store Divas blog hop!
Beverly from Across the Blvd | Farmhouse Mini Snowy Tree
Michelle from Our Crafty Mom | Adorable Dollar Store Christmas Gnome
Heather from Daily DIY Life | Coastal Christmas Ornaments
Michelle from Michelle James Designs | Dollar Tree Mason Jar Ornaments