Easy DIY Tabletop Christmas Tree Decorations

The Christmas season has officially begun, so I really need to get my butt in gear and get to work on making Christmas decorations.  While flipping through a magazine the other day I saw these really cool DIY tabletop Christmas trees.  I really liked how they looked and they seemed pretty easy to make, so I set off finding the materials so that I could make them myself.

DIY Tabletop Christmas trees

DIY Tabletop Christmas Trees

Supplies needed:

  • small pots or mini galvanized buckets
  • floral foam block
  • an old book
  • bamboo skewers
  • scissors

I didn’t have any small pots at the time so I took a trip to my local Wal-Mart and found the mini galvanized buckets as well as the floral foam block in the gardening aisle.

First up, I placed the foam blocks inside of the buckets.

Then I got to work cutting different size squares from pages of the old book.  I cut several different sized squares ranging from big to small.  I cut out about 6 of each size.

Cutting out squares for DIY tabletop Christmas tree

I didn’t use a template and just cut them freehand since I  was not worried about making perfect squares because you really can’t tell once you put it all together.

Next, up, I took a skewer and started threading the little squares through the skewer.  I worked my way up from large to small.

Finally, I stuck the skewer into the foam block.

I really like how they came out.  I placed them on my console table right next to the advent calendar I made which I blogged about yesterday.

My Christmas console table

I’m guessing this would also be a great project for those looking for fireplace mantel ideas.

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Have you made any of your own Christmas decorations?  What have you made?

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at dianenassy@gmail.com


Easy DIY Tabletop Christmas Tree Decorations

by Diane time to read: 1 min