Tiny Trees

Tabletop Christmas trees are especially suited to special, handmade decorations because you don't need as many ornaments to go around. Use these ideas as inspiration for adding your personal stamp on tiny trees.
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Baskets of Goodies

Tiny Trees: Baskets of Goodies
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Add a bit of nature to any corner.

The trick to decorating a small tree is to keep the scale of the decorations in line with the size of the tree. Miniature baskets and pinecones (shown) have been decorated with bits and pieces of baby's breath, eucalyptus, rose hips, dried hydrangea, and pepper berries. Small pieces of floral materials left over from other holiday projects are perfect for these little ornaments. To add some color, a cranberry garland wraps the tree in bright red from top to bottom. A silver star is this little tree's crowning touch.

Detail: Tiny Tree with Goodies Baskets
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These tiny ornaments are fun to make.

Pepper berries and baby's breath (shown) have been hot-glued to the bottom of pine cones, on top of the ribbon hanger. Use strips of leftover ribbon or bits of seasonal fabric as handles and bows for hanging the pinecones from the tree.

A selection of handmade ornaments like these make nice gifts, especially for friends who live in small spaces. Nestle a few ornaments in tissue paper in a box, and save one to use as a decoration for the wrap.

More Ideas:

  • To make this tree a family effort, invest in a low-temperature hot-glue gun so children can help assemble ornaments.
  • Small trees are easier for kids to decorate, so you might want to let them put a special tree on display in their room.

Continued on page 2:  Oranges Add Up


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