Are you looking for the perfect gift that won’t break the bank? Well, look no further. Bowdabra and amazing floral designer Joette is here to show you how. Make a perfect mini Christmas tree centerpiece in minutes with mostly free, dollar store, recycled items.
With the fresh greenery from a Christmas tree lot, and some decorations your tree will be a hit with everyone. Perfect for those in small apartments, nursing homes, and as an extra centerpiece for your table.
Go to a Christmas tree lot or farm and get yourself some of the trimmed/trashed boughs. Try and get enough to at least fill up a leaf bag most of the way. (You may have enough to make 2 trees.)
First, trim off the nicest tips of each branch, you will need them to taper down in sizes. Next, soak a brick of oasis in some water while you’re trimming the branches. Find a container that will hold the oasis securely, standing up on its end such as an oasis bowl. I used a wide-mouth stein here.
Now, take the soaked oasis, place it down in its container and shave it down to a Christmas Tree shape. Once shaped, start from the bottom, adding the larger branches. Keep doing this, gradually down-sizing each layer you add until you reach the top of the tree. Then decorate as desired!
Fresh Christmas Tree Branches
Container or Oasis Bowl
Brick of Oasis (Wet Floral Foam)
1″ Ribbons of choice
Mini battery-powered lights optional
Assorted artificial Christmas greenery pics optional
Fresh or artificial flowers and berries… Or both
Christmas pick or ornament for a tree topper optional
Enjoy your Christmas tree centerpiece.