We're already halfway through November, which means that it's time to start dusting off those boxes of ornaments and other holiday decor and start decking the halls!
In case you don't have enough decorations and/or you just want to go totally all-out, tabletop trees are a really cute item that can be great as centerpieces, or just a way to spruce up your shelves. Here are some DIY tabletop tree ideas that will get your home in the holiday spirit in no time.
1. Make a lace doily tree by cutting lace doilies in half and then attaching them to a cardboard cone.
2. Take an empty ribbon spool and attach a knitting needle to it. Then add larger ornaments at the bottom and get smaller as you work your way up. Add a star to the top and voila!
3. Make a candy tree by hot gluing candy to a styrofoam cone.
4. Wrap pom-pom trim around a card stock cone and then cut and glue when you return to the spot you started at. Repeat until covered.
5. Arrange and glue green pasta (or any other color you like) around a cone shape, then lightly spray with white paint for a snowy effect. Top with a star.
6. Cut different sized circles out of coffee filters and glue to a tree cone for a ruffled look.
7. Use up some of that junk in your junk drawer by hot gluing it to a styrofoam cone and then coat with gold spray paint.
8. Cut off the ends of plastic spoons and then arrange around a cone in a leafy pattern.
9. Glue tassels in layers around a paper mache topiary tree. Fancy!
10. Make a cutout petal tree by punching flower shapes out of various materials and attaching them to a cardboard cone.
11. Using a cone-shaped frame, weave straps of burlap through and around the cone and hot glue in place for a truly unique tree.
12. How about the illusion of a tree? Just wrap bendable coil loosely around a styrofoam cone, then remove the cone.
13. Cut different sized squares of cardboard and newspaper. Use the largest cardboard piece as a base and then stick a knitting needle through the middle. Build layers and stack newspaper between them. Top with a styrofoam ball and ribbon.
14. Make a ribbon tree by cutting 2-inch strips of ribbon and gluing them in a ring to the bottom of a tree cone. Continue adding more layers until the entire cone is covered. Fluff the edges of the ribbons for a leafy effect.
15. Wrap yarn around a cone until covered, then add the occasional bead or two at random intervals on the last few times around.
16. If you're feeling extra fancy, make some trees from things like felt, feathers, pearls and satin. These can be great decorations year-round. Find full instructions on how to make these here.
17. Pin buttons of various sizes and colors to a cone to make a really cute tree. Top it off with a star or other ornament.