20 Miniature Christmas Trees Ready To Test Your DIY Skills

Miniatures are usually cute simply by being tiny versions of something that’s normally large. It’s no wonder we fell in love with all these mini Christmas trees. It’s a subject that we find interesting for a variety of reasons, the looks and the cuteness being the most important ones. We hope that you find these projects as charming as we do and also that they’ll inspire you to decorate your own home or workspace with tiny trees this Christmas or to offer them as gifts. These are Christmas tree decorating ideas on a whole different level and we’re pretty excited about them.

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First off, some colorful plywood trees. It can be a bit tricky to make them perfectly symmetrical but no worries. Any imperfections increase the uniqueness of a DIY project. The main thing you need for this craft is some thin plywood. You can find it at your local hardware or craft store. You’ll also need a pencil, a ruler (or something with a straight edge), paint in any color you want, a saw to cut the plywood with and a paint brush.

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Next we’ll have a quick look at some lovely felt Christmas trees. They have a nice rustic allure and to make them you need felt in different shades of green (or a single tone if you want them all to look alike), a hot glue gun and a tree branch cut into pieces, like slices. Look for felt that’s stiff so your trees can retain their shape without any additional support. After you cut the branch into slices, decide how big each tree should be to look natural and well-porportioned.

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In case you want your mini trees to have a more natural form (as opposed to the geometric shapes of those we’ve seen so far, check out this tutorial for yarn Christmas trees. The project is surprisingly easy. All you need for it is some yarn in various shades of green, floral wire, glue and some wine corks or some dowels with holes in their centers. There’s really no need to add any ornaments to these tiny trees but you can definitely do that if you want. Also, you can experiment with various combinations of colors.

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How about something more abstract, something that kind of looks like a Christmas tree but is sort of hard to tell if the assumption is accurate unless you see it in the right context? That sounds like a very specific type of decoration but in fact it’s just a piece of wire shaped like a cone. To make something like this you need floral wire and a styrofoam cone. Basically you just need to wrap the wire around the cone, making sure the lines are evenly spaced so you don;t get a leaning tree. Start at the top and then continue toward the bottom. Stop whenever you think your wire Christmas tree is tall enough.

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If you like working with glitter, you might enjoy making some glittered bottlebrush Christmas trees like the ones featured on delineateyourdwelling.It’s super easy. Take your tiny trees and apply a coat of spray adhesive on them, then pour glitter over the branches. When you’re happy with the result, set the trees aside and let the glue dry and the glitter settle. You can even spray paint the trees before you apply the glitter if you don’t like their original color.

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We like to experiment with unusual materials and to think outside the box when crafting something  and in this case, we found these stylish and minimalist balsa wood trees which are basically triangles with a single Christmas tree ornament hanging inside of them. We like the simplicity of the project and the fact that it keeps the symbolism alive even though nothing about it is traditional. {found on homeyohmy}

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Another project that embraces minimalism is this one featured on homeyohmy. This decoration is reminiscent of a traditional Christmas tree but is made of wooden dowels. We like its sculptural allure, its simplicity and all the different possibilities for customization.

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Have you ever seen a concrete Christmas tree? Probably not since it’s such an unusual thing to come across. That’s exactly why we find the project on wickedpatula so interesting. The thing about a concrete Christmas tree is that it’s basically nothing but a solid cone. Nothing about it suggests initially a link with the holiday. Add some string lights and stick some ornaments on it and things start to change.

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We also found a tutorial for making a cement Christmas tree on diyfurniturestudio. The technique described here allows you to do this project indoors without making a mess. You need cardboard or paper for the mold (poster board or party hats can work too), tape, empty cups or jars, plastic bags, cooking oil spray and scissors. If you want to give your tree a unique texture, add some small stones or pebbles to the mix as well.

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Actually, you don’t necessarily have to use concrete if you want to make a minimalist Christmas tree that looks like a simple cone. You can skip the part where your pour the concrete mix into the mold and just use the mold itself as a decoration. You could make it out of plaster board. It would be useful to have a template but you can use a styrofoam cone as a prop if you want. {found on thehappyhousie}

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Of course, a miniature Christmas tree can actually be just a really small conifer or, more accurately speaking, the top or a branch from a large Christmas tree. You can take it and put it into a planter or a container filled with soil and then decorate it with a few ornaments. We found a cute idea related to this on 100decors which basically shows how clay can be modeled into beautiful decorations.

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If all you want is to keep the symbolism of the Christmas tree alive and to bring the scent of Christmas trees into your home, a simple solution is find (or buy) a single fir tree branch and to put it in a vase or a planter. Decorate it with little red bows made of ribbon and enjoy its freshness. Check out hungruheart to see how it would look like.

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Instead of crafting a miniature Christmas tree from scratch, you can just buy one from a store and then have fun decorating it. You could, for example, make a small coastal-themed tree. Decorate it with an assortment of star fish, sea horses and shells. It’s an idea that we encountered while browsing findingsilverpennies.

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In case you have a miniature artificial Christmas tree but you’re missing the support base for it, you have several options and one of them involves repurposing a metal bucket. It’s an idea that we found on madincrafts. Flip the bucket upside down and make a hole in its center, big enough for the tree stump to fit in without wobbling. You can decorate the bucket, paint it or cover it with fabric.

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If you know how to use a crochet hook and you’re familiar with some simple patterns and techniques, then you shouldn’t have any trouble making a cozy miniature Christmas tree like the one on helloyellowyarn. The tutorial is very detailed and offers all the information you need to turn this into a successful project even if you’re a beginner. Have fun picking the yarn colors and making your mini tree as cute as it can be.

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You can also make some cute and cozy-looking miniature Christmas trees out of colored felt. It’s all pretty simple actually. Take a piece of paper of cardboard and shape it into a cone.  Then take pieces of felt in different colors (preferably different shades of green) and cut them into small pieces shaped like water droplets. Then glue them onto the cone in layers, starting at the bottom. Use cork stoppers to make the trunk. There’s a tutorial for this project on thefeltstore.

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If you like crocheting and you’re pretty handy with a hook, you could make some tiny custom ornaments for your miniature Christmas tree. It doesn’t look too complicated but what do I know…you better check out this nice tutorial that we found on allaboutami. It provides a list of supplies you’ll need as well as some tips and instructions.

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It’s not all about the Christmas tree even if that’s how it seems like sometimes. The actual tree, miniature or not, is only one component in the big picture. The container in which it sits, for example, can be just as important and can even become the focal point of the decoration. In this sense, a cute idea can be to personalize a simple flower pot using a stencil and some contrasting paint, just as shown on classyclutter.

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Speaking of miniature Christmas trees in flower pots, check out this interesting project from vikalpah. It’s made using the following things: a flower pot, floral wire, wired ribbon cord, mini LED string lights, wire string lights, small ornaments, jump rings, acrylic paint, foam board, glue, tape and gold glitter paper. With a little bit of inspiration and some attention to detail, this can turn out to be a project worth exploring.

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The last project on our list today is an elegant stand for a miniature Christmas tree which can be displayed both indoor and outdoor. The stand is made of wood and the tutorial on shanty-2-chic offers all the necessary details, complete with pictures, tips and instructions. Keep in mind that you might have to adjust the measurements based on the space available as well as the dimensions of your miniature trees.