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.

Comments (13):

  1. Lisa

    December 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    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 at 3:55 pm

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

  2. Rachel

    December 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    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 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Rachel! Happy Holidays! Camilla

  3. KJ@letsgoflyakite

    December 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    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 at 4:00 pm


    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 at 11:30 am

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

  6. merrilyn

    December 9, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    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 at 10:46 pm

      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 at 10:46 pm

    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. Patrick Del Rosario

    November 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

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

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