Posted on December 7, 2016

DIY Jingle Bell Christmas Tree Decoration

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DIY Mini Christmas Tree

This weekend I had an unprecedented HOUR to wander the aisles of my local craft store.  Alone.  No kids.  Armed only with a Starbucks latte, a coupon and an insatiable thirst for ALLTHECRAFTSUPPLIES.  Not only were there some fantastic sales going on, I had one of those almighty 15% off regular and sale purchase coupons.  Carpe diem if I ever saw it.

I was finishing up my spree of t-shirt, melting chocolate, candy cane and garland buying when I rounded the corner and saw the most adorable little trees.  They were little fake evergreen trees, roughly a foot tall, with the bases wrapped in burlap.  Normally $4.99, they were 50% off and then I used my coupon on top of that discount!  Final price for the tree was just $2.12.  (Yes, I grabbed several of them!)

The wheels started to turn as I thought about different ways to decorate them.  I found a pack of small silver bells ($2.54 for 36 bells, I used about 6 on the tree) and then a pack of sparkly glittery balls for $2.72 (I used about 1/4 of the pack).  When I got home I grabbed my trusty hot glue gun and got to work!

I found some similar decor online if you can’t get to a craft store: tree, bells, ornaments.

DIY Christmas Tree Materials

Glitter Balls Jingle Bells

I used the hot glue gun to glue the ornaments and bells onto the tree branches.  Just a small dot of glue held them perfectly onto the tree.

Here is the finished tree, made for about $3.50 in material!

DIY Christmas Tree Project

Glitter Christmas Ornaments

DIY Mini Christmas Tree

I’ll be making more of these and using them as decorations around the house.  They would make incredibly festive hostess gifts, gift card holders, etc!  I even bought a pink/blue/silver set of the glittery balls to make a “girly” tree for Lily’s room.  It will have all of her very favorite colors – she’s going to love it!!

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DIY Jingle Bell Christmas Tree

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