Hey guys! Did you see my Christmas house tour last week? If you did, you may have noticed my two mini Christmas trees I added to my decor this year. Every year I struggle with choosing ornaments. I have many sentimental ornaments of all colors and styles, but I really prefer to decorate our big tree in coordinating colors with a cohesive theme. This year I was determined to come up with a plan to display some of our sentimental ornaments without adding a second full size tree.
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About a month ago I saw some miniature 18″ Christmas trees at the Dollar Tree. That is when my wheels began to turn. I first bought one in white with the hopes of turning it into a display tree for sentimental ornaments. When I got it home and unpackaged it, I realized the stand that came with it was really flimsy and cheap, but it was $1, what can you expect, right?
In order to make this mini tree work, I needed a more substantial base. That is when I saw the scrap wood from our DIY patio sofas sitting in a dark corner of the garage. I whispered, don’t worry little one, I am coming to save you! Haha 😉
Recently I have been on a mission to add more wood tones into my decor, similar to the recent fireplace mantel we built. Lucky for me, that worked perfectly with the natural state of these scrap 6x6s. No staining required! Guys, this is where the project gets REALLY easy. There are only 3 steps!
Step 1 : Sand the block of wood until smooth. I used our orbital sander for this, but you could definitely do it with sand paper or a sanding block. It took about 2 minutes.
Step 2: Drill a hole in the center of the block. Tip: when drilling larger holes I like to start with a small drill bit to get a more precise hole. Large drill bits tend to move when you start the hole, but if you already have a hole started, the large bit will stay in place.
Step 3: Place your tree stem in the drilled hole and decorate the tree!
DIY Dollar Store Christmas Tree Hack
I loved how the white tree turned out so much that I bought a second tree in green for our living room! I decorated this one with simple silver and gold mini bulbs I had on hand and a few white snowflakes.
These tabletop trees have made such an impact on my holiday decor and they only cost me a total of $2 since I had everything else on hand! They would be perfect for a kids room or even as a main tree if you are short on space!
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