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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!
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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. BeautifulπŸŽ„

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  2. What a great and inexpensive way to make a beautiful swag! I love that you’ve taken the trees and made them into something else entirely!

    1. Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun with this one. πŸ™‚

  3. So many beautiful ideas πŸ˜‰ Thank you Michelle πŸ€—

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed them. πŸ™‚

  4. I love this!! How pretty!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  5. I say this every time, but I need to try this! The dollar store is my jam πŸ˜‚. It’s really so cute, too. Thanks for sharing!

    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™‚

  6. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    You’re pretty awesome!

    1. Aww…thank you! πŸ™‚ You’ve made my day!

  7. 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!

    1. You did such a great job!! Love this!

      1. Thank you so much!

    2. Thank you so much! I had so much fun making this, too. Well, except for the darn bow that wanted to give me a hard time. LOL! πŸ™‚

  8. Love it! I love Christmas! πŸ™‚ God bless!

    1. Thank you so much! I do, too. πŸ˜€ Have a blessed day!

    2. Love Christmas to 😍😍

  9. Great as usual,thanks a lot for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

      1. Most welcome madam.πŸŒΉπŸ™

  10. 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!

    1. Thank you so much! This was so much fun to make, too! I hope you have fun making yours! πŸ™‚

  11. I love what you did Michelle, it’s so beautiful. So creative as always. And thanks for sharing everyone elses, Merry Christmas <3

    1. Thank you so much! This was a lot of fun to make! πŸ˜€ Merry Christmas to you, too!

  12. Super cute! It looks beautiful. πŸ™‚

  13. All such great ideas.

  14. Last year, a coworker was selling swags and I thought it was a name she made up, I didn’t know they were an actual thing!

    And so easy to make too!

  15. christinafayerepurposed says:

    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˜€

      1. christinafayerepurposed says:

        Haha that’s what I do!

  16. 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™‚

  17. 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.)

    1. Oh I bet that’s beautiful! And of course I love Target. πŸ˜€

  18. Beautiful. Was looking for a small tree like that but I could not find one.

    1. Thank you! They are really popular this year. I couldn’t find any anywhere! Luckily my mom found some for me. πŸ™‚ I hope you can find one!

  19. 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!

    1. Right? I couldn’t believe how hard these were to find this year! You are lucky that you had some already. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

  20. How creative to turn 2 trees into a swag! This turned out great!

    1. Thank you so much! It was a lot of fun to make, too! πŸ™‚

  21. Wow! Stunning swag!❀️

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

  22. That project came out so cool, Michelle. I would not have thought to do it that way!

    1. Thank you! I loved making it, too. Except the crazy bow. πŸ˜€

      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well, yeah… bows are a pain!

  23. These are so creative! And very pretty.

    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun putting this together. πŸ™‚

      1. You’re welcome!

  24. So clever once again!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  25. Love the idea. So beautiful

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

  26. It looks so beautiful and creative Michelle! πŸ‘Œ

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

      1. You are welcome Michelle! 😊

  27. Clever! Your swag came out lovely! And all the other ideas are fabulous!

    1. Thank you so much! It was a lot of fun to make and to see what everyone else made, too. πŸ™‚

  28. I love your creativity Michelle, so cute!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  29. What a beautiful swag. I love your idea of re-purposing the tree. Your crafts are always adorable Michelle.

    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

      1. Your welcome ❀️

  30. Very artistic Michelle.

    1. Thank you so much! 😊

      1. My pleasure.❀️

  31. Such a beauty!.
    Loved your creativity with this ma’am. ❀

    1. Thank you so much! You’re always so sweet! πŸ™‚

      1. You are welcome. πŸ€—
        Smiles. πŸ™‚β€

  32. 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 πŸŽ„

    1. Thank you! I’m super glad I have some extras now for next year’s projects. πŸ˜€

  33. So pretty and creative!!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  34. What a great idea Michelle. I would have never thought of using my trees to make a swag! What a great way to save money.

    1. Thank you so much! I was really happy with the way it turned out, especially after the bow gave me such a hard time. LOL! πŸ˜€

  35. Boy those are ALL sure cute!! Love the Christmas swag too❀️glad you finally located some 🌲 🌲 🌲 🌲!!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad I have some extra trees for next year, too. πŸ™‚

      1. I’ll be interested to see how you use them πŸ˜‰

        1. Thank you! I finally decided to hand it in my tobacco basket in the dining room. πŸ˜€

  36. Very clever, as always. Thanks

    1. Thank you so much!

  37. Jennifer Soltys says:

    I love how they turned out!!! I need to do this because the dogs wouldn’t mess with them as much!

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, you can hang them higher up so the dogs can’t reach them. πŸ™‚

  38. 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!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! 😊

  39. Lovely DIYs, Michelle! I love the swag so much!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  40. Amazing, Michelle!

    1. Thank you!!

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