Use a mini wooden tree collar to create a centerpiece or to use as tabletop décor. Have you seen all the different styles of collars for mini Christmas trees? They come in a ton of designs. I’m sharing how I used a wooden one for a festive focal point for my casual breakfast nook table.
It’s easy to create a one of a kind piece using the collar. You can fill it will a variety of festive items. I used a mini tree for mine.
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I liked how this turned out so much that I made a second one using a different colored bow for the top and it’s on the coffee table in our sunroom.
Mini Tree Collar Centerpiece DIY
These white farmhouse style mini tree collars are sold at Walmart. I found mine a few weeks ago and when I decided to go back for a second one, it was the last one there. Any style of mini collar will work for this. A metal one would look great for a farmhouse tablescape.
Now, about the snow- I needed something fluffy and snow-like as filler. I’ve been using these dust mop pads from Dollar Tree as a backdrop for photos of my Easy HO HO HO Sign, my Mod Podge Coasters, and my Santa Paint Brush Ornaments. When I thought about what to use for the centerpiece filler, I knew I needed another trip to Dollar Tree.
The mini collar comes together easily. Dowels and premade holes line up to connect the panels.
The latch keeps the panels from slipping. It takes about a minute to have the collar ready to use.
To dress up the box collar, I hot glued a small wreath embellishment to the front and the back of it it. These wreaths have stickers on the back to make them self adhesive, but it’s not strong enough to hold. A little hot glue keeps it in place.
Crumpled up white tissue paper fills the interior of the collar. Keep in mind, there is no bottom, so if you need to move this, you’ll need to slide it off of the table onto something firm like a piece of cardboard. I put mine together right on the table so I wouldn’t have to move it.
Form a well in the center of the tissue paper and add in a mini tree. You could opt to use flowers or ribbon instead of the tree. I’ve had a couple of these trees for a few years and find different ways to use them each year.
Next, add in the “snow” filler. This is such a budget friendly way to get a snowy look for lots of winter projects. I placed one pad around the back of the tree and the other around the front. They met in the middle and I just had to tug a little to fill any gaps.
I topped the tree with a simple red and white bow. It’s attached to the tree with a small bit of fishing line.
I’m still working on putting together our breakfast nook Christmas table, but here’s a quick look at how it’s coming together. I’ll be sharing the Santa themed tablescape soon.
Using a wooden mini tree collar as the base for a centerpiece is a great way to change things up from a traditional vase. I always like to find fun ways to create a centerpiece using baskets, or trays. I rarely use a vase.
I love how simple these were to put together and how they look on the breakfast table and on the coffee table. I added a tan and white bow to match the other décor in my sunroom for the second one I made.
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Mini Tree Collar Centerpiece or Tabletop Décor
Supply List for Mini Tree Collar DIY Centerpiece
- Wooden Mini Tree Collar (Walmart)
- Tissue Paper
- Dust Mop pads (Dollar Tree)
- Mini Tree
- Mini Wreath Embellishment
- Hot Glue
What unique ideas have you used for table centerpieces?
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