DIY Christmas Decor Couldn’t Be Easier Thanks to This Dollar Tree Hack!

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Who knew magazine-worthy DIY Christmas decor projects could be found at your local dollar store? Here’s how to get this upscale look.

two dollar store christmas trees

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 inexpensive trees into a pretty centerpiece.

DIY dollar tree christmas table decor

Your tree will look CHIC, not cheap!

I love that you can turn a couple of little 18-inch Dollar Tree Christmas trees into designer-looking decor, which definitely feels more specialty boutique than a dollar store. To make the tree look fuller, I actually combined two trees and love the results!

The pots I am using are repurposed 7-inch pots I have had for years. Consider reusing containers you may already have on hand, checking out Dollar Tree for some options, or other places like Walmart or HomeGoods for cute containers.

Dollar Tree Tip: If you find your store out of stock, try ordering 4 trees for a total of $5 and have them shipped to your store.

dollar tree basket with mini trees

More tips for creating this DIY Christmas decor centerpiece:

  • To make this tree extra full, buy an extra tree from Dollar Tree and combine them to make a thicker tree! This process is easier than you think. Place both trees up against each other and twist a couple of the branches around the middle to combine them. The branches are like wire and easy to manipulate.
  • 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.
  • In fact, you could make a few of these as neighbor gifts or hostess gifts. Dollar Tree sometimes has little battery LED fairy lights you could add too!
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Enhance your @dollartree mini trees with this easy DIY project. These look so CUTE as table centerpieces or as holiday decorations around the house! Head to our bio for more decorating tips! #dollartreedecor #dollartreechristmasdecor #christmasdiy #decoronabudget #hip2save

♬ Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

Check out the easy Christmas Tree DIY tutorial video on TikTok!

supplies from dollar tree to decorate trees

two dollar tree mini christmas trees out of the box

combining mini dollar store trees for diy christmas decor centerpiece

wrapping two trees together

flocking a mini christmas tree with spray

flocked dollar tree christmas tree

gluing berries to trees

decorated dollar stores christmas trees for diy christmas decor centerpiece


Dollar Tree Christmas Tree Centerpiece

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Directions

1

Take both trees out of the box and separate each branch. Place both trees up against each other and twist a couple of the branches around the middle to combine them. (The branches are like wire and easy to manipulate.)

Instead of setting up the stand, I used a piece of floral foam to support it.

2

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

3

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.

4

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


woman holding a dollar tree diy christmas decor craft

These Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Decorations are so cute!

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’m hoping you can use this idea for inspiration and make a version for your home this season to enjoy.


If this project looks familiar it’s because I made a version of these trees years ago! Turns out they went viral on Pinterest, so I wanted to remake them again this year.

dollar tree diy christmas decor on table

Dollar Tree pretty much has all the same supplies out right now, so I love that it’s still very much relevant and anyone can start creating theirs for the season! I love how these have more of a farmhouse look using a different style container. You can customize them with any colors and style you’d like to best fit your decor.


Check out more Dollar Tree Christmas DIYs we love!


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 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 42

  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!

      • Anita Hatfield

        Great looking project!

    • 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 πŸ˜‰

  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 β€οΈπŸŽ„

  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)

      Thanks!

  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 πŸ˜‰

      • 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 πŸ™‚

        • Lollie

          Your Christmas trees from $ Tree are so adorable. I will make these! I do think the container is too large for the tree (hides part of the tree). Love it though.
          Lollie

          • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

            Oh thanks!

  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 πŸ’•

  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 πŸ’•πŸŽ„

  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!!

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Donna!! You could try calling your store and asking if they are in stock or when the next shipment will arrive.πŸ€žπŸ’• Hopefully you can snag some soon!

  15. Joanne

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

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Joanne! Here is Lina response. “I placed them side by side and wrapped a couple of the branches around both bases. The branches are easy to bend and wrap. “πŸŽ„Hope that’s helpful!πŸ’•

  16. Daisy

    Adorable prioject and easy to make.
    Thank You

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks so much Daisy!

  17. Daisy

    I went to the store yesterday to get everything I needed to make the tree decorations.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      OH YAY!!! This is a fun project β€οΈπŸŽ„

  18. Julia

    How did you make it stand up so nice and straight inside the container? I think I might make some for a few of the residents of the local nursing home here.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Instead of the stand I used floral form. Hope that helps! That would be so wonderful Julia. πŸ™Œ

  19. Sushi

    I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Glad you are enjoying this post!

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