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57 Stunning DIY Table-Top Trees

Updated on November 29, 2017
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

making christmas tree crafts
making christmas tree crafts

I love the looks of small Christmas trees on a mantle or in an arrangement on a table. So, when I started searching for Christmas tree crafts I was pleased to find so many styles and textures. In this article I will share with you beautiful pictures of Christmas tree crafts. I'll also share site names where you will find the instructions for making Christmas trees.

Find the instructions for the Cardboard Christmas Tree tutorial at Craftberry Bush.

1. Tabletop Ribbon Trees

There are so many beautiful tabletop Christmas tree ideas to choose from and this is one of my favorite. I love to craft with the wire edged ribbon and this project is one of the reasons why. To make the elegant ribbon trees shown here, go to Uncommon Designs for the tutorial.

2. String Christmas Trees

When you want Christmas decorations that are inexpensive and attractive, consider making string Christmas trees. Using different colors, weights or textures of string will give you different looks. But, they will all be beautiful. Find the easy to follow tutorial for making jute, or string, trees at Love Create Celebrate .

3. Music Sheet Christmas Tree

Simple and beautiful are two words to describe these music sheet trees. Add a little glitter to the edges of some of the trees for a bit of contrast. Get the instructions to make them at HGTV.

4. Bottle Brush Trees

You'll want to go to Plucking Daisies for the tutorial for making these beautiful trees. So very beautiful. Trees made by coloring the bottle brushes and decorating with glitter and vintage buttons. Outstanding!

5. Wooden Tabletop Tree

I can imagine a rustic tabletop tree like this one sitting on a mantel or side table. Although the tree topper shown on this tree makes it appear a Christmas tree, omitting the topper would make the tree appropriate for year round display. You'll find the tutorial for making this wooden tree at Just Destiny.

6. Evergreen Table Top Trees

Making these evergreen table top trees is a snap when you follow the tutorial given at Tatertots & Jello. A great idea if you need to make a number of centerpieces for a Christmas gala.

7. Lace Doily Tree

I love this beautiful, and easy to make, lace doily tree. Go to for the instructions.

8. Rose Petal Christmas Tree

Add a beautiful tree like this to your mantle or table arrangement to really get into the Christmas mood. Go to Marvelously Messy for the instructions.

9. Snow Cone Trees

Give your Christmas decorations a modern twist by making these snow cone trees with the directions from Blissfully Domestic.

10. Curled Paper Christmas Trees

You'll be using double sided printed papers to make these pretty decorator trees. Find all the instructions at Taylor Design.

11. Paper Cones Christmas Tree

The directions for making these beauties are easy to understand and can be found at Crafts-for-all-Seasons.

12. Christmas Tree of Pearls

Find the tutorial for making this beautiful pearl Christmas tree at Bliss Bloom blog.

13. Simple Christmas Trees

Go to That Artist Woman to find out how to make these simple Christmas trees.

14. Easy Christmas Tree

Children of all ages will love doing this easy Christmas tree which uses up scraps of yarn and tissue paper. Find all the directions on the Cathie & Steve website.

15. Fresh Fir Tabletop Tree

This is a great way to have the aroma of a real fir tree without the expense of a large, room-sized tree. Find fir or spruce branches in your back yard (or from a neighbor or some of the places that sell Christmas trees will either give or charge very little for broken off branches) and then go to Silive for the easy to understand tutorial for making this tree.

16. Money Tree

I can imagine that almost anyone who receives a money tree will love it, but I think that college aged kids would really appreciate this gift. See how to make this money tree by going to Then She Made for the tutorial.

17. Burlap Feather Christmas Tree

18. Classy Star Christmas Trees

These trees are both classy and easy to make. Go to Crafts-for-all-Seasons to find the instructions.

19. Ruffled Felt Christmas Tree

A very elegant Christmas tree that is so easy to make. Go to Bliss Bloom blog for the directions.

20. Dyed Bottle Brush Trees

You probably have some of the bottle brush trees that you'd like to give a new, more modern look. Go to Wild Rose Vintage to find out how to update them.

21. Coffee Filter Christmas Trees

A nice contemporary look is the result of making these trees using the instructions at Crafts by Amanda.

22. Satin Ribbon Christmas Tree

Be sure to use double sided satin ribbon when making this Christmas tree. You'll find all the instructions at Bliss Bloom blog.

23. Magazine Christmas Trees

You'll find out all about how to make these magazine trees by going to Martha Stewart.

24. Fabric Scraps Christmas Tree

The directions for making this shabby, chic fabric tree are at All Things Heart and Home.

25. Silvered Macaroni Tree

Look what a spray of silver paint will do. Imagine it in gold or another color. Great idea from Design Innova where you'll also find the instructions.

26. Tissue Paper Christmas Trees

These are some really cool looking Christmas trees and also very inexpensive to make. Go to Spunky Junky for the instructions for making them.

27. Fabric Covered Cone Trees

Make the cones using poster board and then cover them with fabric to achieve beautiful Christmas trees like these for your table or mantle. The Creativity Exchange will give you all the instructions to make them.

28. Driftwood Christmas Trees

Do you like the rustic look in your Christmas decorations? Then these driftwood trees will be perfect for your arrangements. The Dollar Store Crafts site has the directions for making them.

29. Twine Wrapped Christmas Trees

I love the simplicity of these twine wrapped trees. To make them yourself, go to The Thrifty Crafter for instructions.

30. Book Pages Tree

Make a beautiful mantle tree using pages from an old book. Find the directions at Taza and Husband.

31. Christmas Berry Tree

You'll definitely find a place of honor for a tree made with berries. Go to The Thrifty Crafter for the directions on making this Pottery Barn knock-off.

32. Twine Covered or Trimmed Trees

Make these beautiful rustic trees by following the directions at Our Family Four.

33. Modern Perforated Tabletop Christmas Trees

Go to the Curbly website to find the directions for making these modern looking Christmas trees.

34. Felt Wall Tree

Now you don't need to do without a Christmas tree because you have no room in your apartment. Go to Things for Boys to see how this one is made. Great idea for a college dorm room also.

35. Styrofoam Christmas Tree

Here is a craft that the kids will love to do. Find the instructions for these Christmas trees at All Kids Network.

36. Beautiful Glitter Trees

Bright and sparkly describe these beautiful glitter trees. Check out how they are made at Eighteen25.

37. Christmas Tree Wall Art

Make a beautiful Christmas tree wall art that you'll use year after year. You'll find the instructions at Positively Splendid.

38. Homemade Felt Tree

A great tree for a hall table, mantle, or desk. Find the directions at Holiday Crafts.

39. Tree of Bells

The white bells really makes this tree outstanding and beautiful. Other combinations of colors may also be very attractive, I'm imagining silver and blue or gold and black. For the instructions to make bell trees, go to Jennifer Rizzo.

40. Felt Pine Trees

Beautiful felt pine trees are the perfect Christmas decor for a mantle or table. Find the tutorial at Crafted Sparrow.

41. Burlap Christmas Trees

With burlap becoming such an important craft supply, I'm sure you'll see lots of burlap Christmas trees. This Christmas tree by Artsy Va Va is a real beauty. Go to their website for the tutorial for making these burlap trees.

42. Gold Cord Tree

Very easy and a great tutorial for making this cord tree can be found at Beautiful Matters.

43. Fancy Tree Ornaments

Fill your Christmas tree with a variety of styles of these tree ornaments. So cute!! See how the different ornaments are made by finding the instructions at Craft.

44. Funky Paper Christmas Trees

These funky paper trees look like a lot of fun to make. Go to Dangerously Domestic Jen to find the instructions.

45. Pine Cone Topiary Trees

These are really some outstanding Christmas trees. You'll find a great, pictured, step-by-step tutorial at By Stephanie Lynn. Very easy to make and very elegant decorator item.

46. 5 Minute Winter Tree Lanterns

If you need to make a holiday centerpiece in a hurry, just drop over to the Crafts by Amanda website and see how quick and easy these winter tree lanterns are to make. Beautiful in it's simplicity!

47. Cereal Box Christmas Trees

I think these cereal box Christmas trees make a beautiful addition to a village scene. I'm going to have to make some of these for Christmas. I'll follow the tutorial available at Pumpkin, Pie, Painter.

48. Flat Glass Marble Tree

This is a very unique Christmas wall art decoration made using the glass marbles that are flat on one side. You'll find a great tutorial at I Candy Handmade to help you make the beautiful Christmas picture.

49. Wine Cork Christmas Tree

You'll be sure to start conversations with a Christmas tree centerpiece like this wine cork tree. The Wooden Bee has the tutorial for making this unique tree. The lights on this tree really make this an outstanding decoration.

50. Burlap Strip Christmas Trees

I absolutely love the burlap Christmas decorations, and these beautiful burlap trees are something to love. These Ballard Designs knock-offs are perfect. Find the tutorial to make these burlap strip trees at Ask Anna.

51. Stuffed Christmas Trees

Sometimes the shabby chic style is the exact look we're looking for, and these little stuffed Christmas trees are the perfect answer to filling out a Christmas arrangement. Go to Jennifer Jangles for the tutorial for making these beautiful stuffed trees.

52. Paint Chip Christmas Trees

Just let it up to a crafter to come up with a paint chip Christmas tree. Find the tutorial for making these trees by going to the Making Home Base site. There is definitely a perfect color to make a tree for your personal decor.

53. Dreamy Feather Trees

You won't believe how simple and inexpensive these dreamy feather trees are to make. Find the instructions for making them at It's Overflowing. Here's another of the projects that I'll just have to do.

54. Flower Pot Christmas Tree

You'll find places for trees made using terra cotta pots. I love this photo that shows the tree on a bathroom counter. Go to The O’Donnell Nest to find the easy to follow instructions for making this tree.

55. Tassel Christmas Trees

By following the tutorial at Two Shades of Pink you'll first learn how to make the tassels and then you'll learn how to attach them to a foam cone to make these beautiful tassel trees.

56. Charlie Brown's Tree

This super cute Charlie Brown Christmas tree is made using brown grocery bag and cardboard. Find the instructions at Papernoodle.

57. Layered Felt Trees

When gathering your supplies, be sure to get the flat bottomed wooden balls for the tree bases. These are such a simple, but elegant tabletop tree that you'll easily find the perfect place for. The pictured tutorial for making these trees is found at Thistlewood Farms.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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      GiftIdeas4Guys 5 years ago

      Some very cool ideas on this lens - will have to show my wife, she loves making stuff like this!