Christmas Swag Using 2 Dollar Tree Mini Christmas Trees

You can make a beautiful Christmas Swag using 2 mini trees from Dollar Tree. Decorating your home on a budget has never been so fun!

Christmas swag using 2 Dollar Tree mini Christmas Trees

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It’s the first Wednesday in December so that means another monthly DIY challenge hosted by Terrie over at Decorate and More with Tip. Be sure to check out her blog for some great DIY’s! I’ll also be sharing DIY’s from the other awesome bloggers who participated in this challenge after my post. Don’t forget to check them all out!

December Challenge hosted by Decorate and More with Tip

Before I show you what I made for the December challenge, I want to share with you what Teresa at Through a Vintage Door made. She used the Dollar Tree mini Christmas tree to make the cutest tabletop tree! Check it out:

Teresa - Through a Vintage Door December Challenge

December’s DIY challenge is to take a mini Christmas Tree from Dollar Tree and make something with it. You may remember my last post where I used one of these mini trees to make a vertical Christmas swag to hang on a wall or a door. Today I’m going to make a different type of Christmas swag using two of the mini Christmas trees.

First of all, let me tell you that these mini trees are extremely hard to find. If you can get your hands on one, then you are super lucky! I went to three different Dollar Tree stores and they were all sold out. The closest one to me had a waiting list for these trees and they were calling people as the trees came in. A waiting list for mini Christmas trees!! Can you imagine?

Luckily my mom went to another Dollar Tree (which is a little over an hour from me) and finally found some. She grabbed four of them for me. Thanks Mom!!

Let me show you how I made a Christmas swag using two Dollar Tree mini Christmas trees for this month’s DIY challenge.

Christmas Swag

What you need:

Dollar Tree Christmas Trees

What you do:

Step 1

I painted my mini Christmas trees lightly with white spray paint. You do not have to paint your trees, I just did this to make it look like it was lightly dusted with snow. You can achieve the same look by dabbing craft paint on the branches with a sponge brush. Or you can brush some glue on the branches and dust with the fake snow.

Step 2 - Pull the branches out

Step 2

After painting your branches for the snowy look if you choose, put the bottom of the trees together with the ends side by side. Use a cable tie to hold them together.

step 1 - tie the trees together

Step 3

Place the pip berries or flower picks on each side of the Christmas swag.

Pip Berry Stems for Christmas Swag

Tie them to the mini trees using the cable ties.

Add the berries to the swag

Step 4

From a bunch of flowers, clip one or two stems off and put them on each side of the Christmas swag.

Tie them to the mini trees with cable ties to hold them in place.

step 4 - add the flowers

Step 5

Make a bow to place in the middle of the Christmas swag. The bow hides the cable ties and the ends of the mini trees. I didn’t show the steps to making the bow because it gave me such a hard time. There are tons of videos on YouTube you can follow along with. Or you can go the easy way and just buy a bow. I chose to make one for my Christmas swag because I already had ribbon on hand and didn’t want to spend anything else on this project.

I got this ribbon years ago from Dollar Tree so I decided it was finally time to use it for something.

sheer ribbon with sparkles to make bow
Ribbon to make bow for Christmas swag

After your bow is complete, tie it to the center of the Christmas swag with the cable ties. If you purchase a bow, most of them have twist ties attached to make it easier.

Step 5 - Completed Swag

I attached my Christmas swag to the top of the picture frame I made for my farmhouse fall wreath. I also used it to hold my red truck wreath, which I will be putting up for Christmas this year. I’m still not sure where I’m going to hang my Christmas swag yet.

Completed Christmas swag

This Christmas swag DIY was a lot of fun to put together and cost me $2 to make since I already had everything else on hand.

pin it for later
Christmas Swag made from 2 Dollar Tree Christmas Trees

Up next is Jessica’s Dollar Tree mini Christmas tree DIY:

Jessica's December Challenge DIY

Now let’s check out what the others have made with their mini Christmas trees for the December challenge.

Terrie – Decorate and More with Tip

Terrie's DIY Challenge

Kelli – K’s Olympic Nest

Kelli's December Challenge DIY

Shae – Sweet Southern Grace

Shae's December Challenge DIY

Rebecca – Rebecca Anne Home

Rebecca's December Challenge DIY

Dayna – Just Another Farmhouse

Dayna's December Challenge DIY

Christine – CD’s Country Living

Christine's December Challenge DIY

Dani – Welcome to the Taborhood

Dani's December Challenge DIY

Tammy – Patina and Paint

Tammy's December Challenge DIY

Carol – Bluesky at Home 

Carol's December Challenge DIY

Mary – Shady Oak and Sassafras

Mary's December Challenge DIY

Jessica – Jessica Welling Interiors

Jessica's December Challenge DIY

Thank you for sharing!

92 thoughts on “Christmas Swag Using 2 Dollar Tree Mini Christmas Trees”

    1. Right? I can’t seem to stay out of that place even when I don’t need to be there! haha! Thank you so much! I hope you can find the trees. They are all gone around here! πŸ™‚

  1. You are so darn creative, Michelle! Who would have thought to create a swag out of those trees?! Not me! And yours looks so pretty with the flowers and bow!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

  2. Michelle never would of thought about using the trees for a swag. Genius! Love how you think outside the box. Your swag looks great. So inspiring. Thanks for joining in with our challenge. I am pinning this to make me one. Happy Holiday!

  3. christinafayerepurposed

    This is gorgeous Michelle! I love your Dollar Tree projects πŸ™‚ Although, I will leave the bow making to you, I swear I try to make a bow and it turns into a disaster haha!

    1. Thank you!! This bow gave me such a hard time I almost quit the whole project! I think it was the ribbon I was using, but next time I’ll just buy a bow. haha! πŸ˜€

  4. I love the white snow effect, the giant red bow, the poinsettias in the middle, the whole thing is so pretty. So creative to turn two trees into a swag. I never knew what to call them. so funny, I have been calling swags wall hangings. Those little trees are hard to find. I bought one last year for my daughter’s desk at the school she teaches at and everyone loved it and wanted one but they were sold out everywhere last year too. I cut and folded the top part on my tree though because I figured the star was to heavy to hang from such a tall branch. Have a great week.

    1. Thank you so much! They are hard to find this year, too. I can’t believe how popular they are! That’s a good idea to cut and fold the top of the tree for the star. They are a tad flimsy so it probably would have fallen over. πŸ™‚

  5. Oh I love a good swag! We used to hang them outside our front door around Christmas but then we decided to invest in a garland that twists up the stair bannister instead. (Target does a great one, by the way.)

  6. I never would have imagined it being so hard to find Dollar Tree mini trees. My daughter tried to find some and had no luck either. I was lucky to have had two stored away from last year. I never would have thought to use them horizontally. Brilliant!

  7. WOW, I had no idea that Dollar Tree even had Christmas Trees. Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinned!
    Robin ?

  8. While I am not much of a crafty person (except with my writing), I appreciate this post. It reminds me of the goodness, peace, and joy which comes from Christmas. Thanks for sharing some Christmas with so many others. God’s peace!

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