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Tiny Trees



Clippings from artificial garland are stuck into wine and champagne corks to make these tiny evergreen trees.

You'll need corks, wire cutters, a screw and artificial garland (I got my garland at Michael's for $1.99).

Using a screw – make a hole in the top of a cork. Cut a branch off of the garland and stick it into the hole. Get the kids to help with this one – they'll love it.

Cut some bases in half and leave some tall to create variation. I'm setting a few of these aside for my daughter's dollhouse.

I plan on using these as favors on each plate for our Christmas Eve dinner.

Three tiny trees are tucked into a vintage chamagne glass that is filled with uncooked rice.

A small winter scene to set on a cocktail tray for an evening get together with friends.

If you're interested in a different silhouette – give your tree a trim. A few snips with a pair of scissors and this tree was easily reshaped.

Today I remembered that I love this song.


Discussion

  1. Lisa  December 13, 2010

    You are a genius! I’m going to do this but with rosemary because I have a bunch of it laying around. Thanks! Sorry if this is a duplicate. I couldn’t tell if my comment went through.

    • camilla  December 13, 2010

      Lisa – that is a great idea! l love it -thanks for commenting – Camilla

  2. Rachel  December 17, 2010

    Oh my gosh I love this idea so, so much! They’re darling! Thanks tons for this, I’ll be linking.

    • camilla  December 17, 2010

      Thanks Rachel! Happy Holidays! Camilla

  3. KJ@letsgoflyakite  December 19, 2010

    I just saw these featured on One Pretty Thing and had to drop by and say how much I love these. Simple perfection.

  4. Diane @ InMyOwnStyle  December 19, 2010

    Camilla-

    These are so cute. I love seeing simple clever ideas like this – I have corks and extra greenery and can have some made of these before the day is done.
    My best – Diane

  5. C.R.A.F.T.  December 20, 2010

    This is GENIUS! come on over and link up to MMM :)

  6. merrilyn  December 9, 2011

    Thanks, what a great idea! I run a mothers’ & toddlers’ playgroup and am always looking for a simple new craft activity for the under 4 year olds, especially at Christmas. This willl be perfect.

    • camilla  December 9, 2011

      Thanks Merrilyn! I did this with my daughter’s kindergarten class last year and they loved it. Take Care, C

  7. Christine, Scotland  December 12, 2011

    Thank you for sharing – these are lovely decorations, and so easy to make.
    Just a bit of pre-planning to get corks etc ready – and greenery of any sort will work, I should think.

  8. Lídia Montalà  January 12, 2012

    Look at this! Thanks for inspire me!
    http://filtrant.blogspot.com/2012/01/nadal-handmade.html

  9. Patrick Del Rosario  November 24, 2012

    This is so cute, great idea and easy to make.

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