Every year since I can remember my dad would go out on Christmas Eve morning and bring back the biggest and fullest Christmas tree he could find. It took us half a day just to make it fit through the door and decorating it took just as long but it was all fun. As I got older I started to realize that the tree doesn’t have to be huge in order to look beautiful and charming. A mini Christmas tree can be just as charming and more practical and easy to maneuver. I actually love tiny Christmas trees now so today I’m going to share with you some of the ways in which you could turn one into a charming centerpiece for your own home decor.
A mini Christmas tree is a perfect decoration for an empty room corner. If you place it directly on the floor it wouldn’t really stand out so it would be cool if you had a wooden box or a small table on which to place the tree. The setup shared on shanty-2-chic is perfect in this sense.
Because mini Christmas tree are…well, small…you can treat them similarly to how you would treat a vase or some other similarly-sized decoration. For instance, if you have a side table next to your living room sofa that would be a perfect spot for your mini tree. Check out how cute this one from lizmarieblog looks next to the window.
These are not just mini Christmas trees, they’re actually tiny, so tiny that three of them can fit inside a box to create a charming table centerpiece. This is actually a great DIY project which you might enjoy making. If you want more details, check out thenorthendloft. You only need a few simple supplies to get it done.
One of the nicest things about mini Christmas trees is that you can keep them in pots, planters or baskets so there’s one more way in which you can make them look charming and special. This way, if the basket is the focal point, the actual tree can remain simple so a few ornaments should be all you need. Check out jacquelynclark for more inspiration.
Another advantage that comes with mini Christmas trees is the fact because they’re so small you can put them pretty much anywhere, not just in the living room. You can bring one to your kitchen to make the room look more festive or put one on your desk. Of course, there’s nothing stopping from having a full-size tree in the living room. If you need inspiration decorating your kitchen, check out some of the ideas from worthingcourt.
Use a mini Christmas tree (or several) to decorate your entryway. The trees are small and shouldn’t take much space and you can squeeze them in next to a bench, on a table, a shelf or in a corner. It’s a simple thing but it makes this space feel so much more welcoming. If you want you can also add pinecones, logs and other things to your entryway decor. You can find more great ideas on homeremediesrx.
Mini Christmas trees can also be displayed outside. You can group up two or three on your porch or on the step that lead to your front door. Since each tree has its own planter/ container you’ll be able to rearrange them with ease. Don’t forget to add Christmas lights to make your mini trees look festive. This lovely idea comes from frenchcountrycottage.
Let’s say you have several mini Christmas trees and you want to display them all as a group. If they have more or less the same height the composite will look pretty boring but if you use logs or crates or something else as shown on rockyhedgefarm then it’s a whole different story.
Decorate your mini Christmas tree as usual with all sorts of colorful ornaments, garlands and string lights. You can make a cute little skirt for it. Here’s a practical idea: if you’re planning on also getting a large tree for your living room, get an extra tall one so you can cut off the top and use it as a mini tree. Check out theyvestownblog for more Christmas-related ideas.
If you’re planning on having more than just one Christmas tree in your home this year, you could have the mini tree match the full-size one like this one from robin-happyathome does. Of course, you could also use the opposite idea: make each tree stand out and look special by decorating them using different color-palettes and ornaments.
Although Christmas is super fun and exciting and all of that, it’s also tiresome with all the preparations that have to be made. You can simplify the whole process where possible. For example, a simple mini Christmas tree display like the one featured on themerrythought can look super charming and a lot easier to put together than a traditional, large tree. So give yourself a break this year and let a cute mini tree into your home.