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.


  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


    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!

  9. Patrick Del Rosario  November 24, 2012

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

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