This was fun and easy to make, y’all! Check out the video, and follow along here on the blog!
Dollar Tree: TWO Christmas trees, bucket, floral foam, sea glass (or something similar for weight) and a star ornament from 2019.
Stash: Zip ties, fabrics
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My original plan was to make a swag, but I have one already. I was inspired by a tree our friend Ilyse Buckler sent to me in 2020. She used a dowel as the center of her tree!
Here are the two trees we will be working with.
Pull the bottoms off (where the stands go) and just fluff them out.
Then put them together with zip ties.
Once you’ve chosen all of your fabrics, just make a snip and rip! I cut about an inch or two at the bottom of my fabric and I ripped a strip off, then cut in half to get two lengths.
Continue with all of the fabrics and start tying them onto your tree.
I tied them on the tree trunk and also on the branches. You can make it as full as you wish!
You will probably need some weight in the bottom of your bucket to keep the tree from tipping over. I used sea glass, but rocks will do just fine.
Y’all. I cannot stand the sound of cutting foam, can you? It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard to me!
I cut a piece off, put hot glue all around the part that would be touching the bucket, and just forced it into the bucket.
I added moss to the top of my floral foam.
TIP: One of our friends suggested we add a pleated skirt, a great idea!
Here’s the bucket, ready for the tree.
I added hot glue to the bottom of my tree before putting it into the floral foam.
Let’s top the tree! This is a Dollar Tree ornament I’ve had in my stash.
I just put a lot of hot glue on the back and stuck it to the top, with craft sticks for support.
My star was a little top heavy, so I placed two skewers down the middle of the tree and hot glued them to the star for extra support.
Now all you have to do is fluff the branches and trim any fabric that needs trimming.
Here’s my finished tree! Thanks to Ilyse for the inspiration!
TIP: This could be a kid themed tree! I’m thinking a super heroes tree for Finn’s room!
I hope you’ll try this fun and easy craft. Let me know in the comments how you might make yours!
Thanks for stopping by, and Merry Christmas!