Turn This $1 Dollar Tree Bargain into Stylish Christmas Decor

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Need a festive and frugal Christmas centerpiece?! 🎄

No one will be able to tell this little tabletop tree is actually from Dollar Tree after this easy DIY Christmas makeover! Use faux snow and a few holiday floral embellishments, also found at the Dollar Tree, to dress up this inexpensive $1 Christmas tree into a pretty centerpiece.

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Your tree will look CHIC, not cheap!

I love that you can turn little 18 inch Dollar Tree Christmas trees (that are just a BUCK!) into designer looking decor, which definitely feels more farmhouse boutique style than a dollar store.

In fact, you could make a few of these as neighbor gifts or hostess gifts. Dollar Tree even has little battery LED lights you could add too!

dollar tree christmas centerpiece diy on table

Hip tips for making a DIY Christmas Tree Centerpiece from Dollar Tree:

  • To make this tree extra full, buy an extra tree from Dollar Tree and use those branches to fill in the gaps and it’ll appear larger and more high-end looking!
  • Before buying more floral embellishments, check out your own supply of holiday faux berries, Christmas ornaments, and accessories at home first.
  • I found a can of white faux snow for this project, but you could even use some white paint instead.
  • The burlap containers pictured are repurposed planters from another project, but my Dollar Tree has some farmhouse looking metal buckets currently that would look great too as a base!

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Dollar Tree Christmas Tree Centerpiece




Take the tree out of box and separate each branch. Instead of setting up the stand, I used a piece of floral foam to support it.


Spray faux snow all over each tree branch and let dry.


Cut faux berries into smaller bundles and hot glue them to tree branches. Glue any additional embellishments trying to make them evenly spaced throughout the tree.


Place tree in a flower pot, basket, decorative box, bowl, or any other desired container.

christmas trees from Dollar Tree flocked and embellished

Dollar Tree Makeover Success!

I’m passionate about decorating my home for Christmas without spending a ton of money and these trees can be transformed using just a few easy supplies you may already have on hand! I love how mine kinda have a farmhouse look to fit in with the style of my house. You can customize them with any colors you’d like, too!

fluffing dollar tree christmas trees in planters

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Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 29

  1. red72

    This is SO cute! Actually headed there today & will definitely be picking all of these up! Thank you for such a CUTE idea!

  2. Crystal Goodwin

    These turned out super cute.
    If you added a string of those battery snowflake lights they would be even prettier at night.

    • Lori

      Thanks Crystal…snowflake lights would be perfect!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks! Yes love that idea!

  3. SueJo

    Your trees came out so nice! Great job! I love these creative posts!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoy 😉

  4. ShunShynes

    This tree is so cute! Great job on making it look cute. Also thank you for sharing this DIY idea.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you like this idea ❤️🎄

  5. Stacy

    STOP IT!!! OMG! THESE ARE GORGEOUS! SOOOO cute!!! Think I might have to make some myself!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      YOU SHOULD!!!! Ha thanks so much and you’ll love this project <3

  6. Ruby C

    I just knew it was Lina with that beautiful Christmas tree she made. Again.. another cute project!!! I love all your recipes and craft projects. You rock!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that is so sweet Ruby!!! Thanks <3

  7. Steph

    We have a saying in our house which is buy nothing from dollar tree than would go in your mouth. But this is definitely a dollar tree win.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)


  8. marissa gallo

    What kind of flocking spray did you use?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      It’s just called Faux Snow – in a spray can. I linked it in the beginning paragraph 😉

      • Lisa

        Where did u get the faux snow spray ?

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Home Depot – Walmart – Most big box retailers have it. Hope that helps 🙂

  9. elewis91

    I did this exact diy 2 weeks ago! So fun to see that someone else had the same idea and it turned out just as cute!! ❤️🌲

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! So fun 💕

  10. Rebecca

    They also sell little white trees, I bought one a couple years ago and decorate it for fall, Halloween, & Christmas! You could keep it up all year round and also decorate it for Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc!

  11. kelly

    I need to get this Xmas trees….will be a nice project with the kids.
    Thanks for the idea

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure – enjoy Kelly!

  12. MarissaE

    I’m a prek teacher and I bought this to have a tree decorating center with plastic ornaments and bells, and more!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh how sweet! I bet the kids love that 💕🎄

  13. Bethany

    Do you think I could spray paint the tree pink?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      yes, that sounds fun! I think spray paint would work!

  14. Donna Emmons

    I have seen all these awesome crafts with these cute trees but have been very disappointed because every time I go into a Dollar Tree they never have them. How can I get some in that case? Any ideas appreciate- thanks!!

  15. Joanne

    How did you combine the two trees to make it fuller?

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