When I saw these beautiful succulent Christmas trees on Martha Stewart last month, knew I had to try making something similar on a budget. This DIY Dollar Tree succulent Christmas tree is simple to make, and only costs a few dollars in supplies.
This blog post is part of a seasonal blog hop – Seasonal Simplicity – hosted by The Happy Housie. Make sure to check out all of the other Christmas DIY ideas from my blogging friends linked at the bottom of this post!
It’s always fun to come up with interesting tabletop decor or centerpiece ideas for the Christmas season, and this succulent Christmas tree is definitely something different! I love that it’s a mix of winter and summer elements, and that you could customize it to match your decor.
Watch my video below to learn how to make this DIY succulent Christmas tree plus 6 more Dollar Tree Christmas DIY ideas!
Here’s how to make a DIY Dollar Tree succulent Christmas tree:
First, purchase this tinsel tree, a round cork trivet, some faux succulents and moss from Dollar Tree.
Next, use scissors and a lot of pulling to remove all of the tinsel from the plastic tree form. It will look like this.
Now, stuff the tree form with the moss. Once that’s finished, you can spray it with some hairspray to help it stay in place.
Use hot glue to glue the tree to a cork trivet from Dollar Tree. After that, push the succulents into the moss at even intervals around the tree, and use larger and smaller succulents for variety. You can use hot glue to make them more stable.
Next, apply hot glue to any of the plastic form that’s still showing, and cover it with more moss.
You can leave the tree as-is, or glue a small Christmas ornament from Dollar Tree to the top of the tree for some sparkle.
- Tinsel tree
- Round cork trivet
- Faux succulents
- Faux moss
- Christmas ornament (optional)
- Hot glue gun
- Use scissors and a lot of pulling to remove all of the tinsel from the plastic tree form.
- Stuff the tree form with the moss, then spray it with hairspray to help it stay in place.
- Use hot glue to glue the tree to the cork trivet.
- Push the succulents into the moss at even intervals around the tree, and
use larger and smaller succulents for variety. You can use hot glue to
make them more stable.
- Apply hot glue to any of the plastic form that's still showing, and cover it with more moss.
- Leave the tree as-is, or glue a small Christmas ornament from Dollar Tree to the top of the tree for some sparkle.
This decoration looks cute on a shelf, as a table centerpiece, or it would make a cute gift, too!
I prefer it with the little star on top, but it looks really nice without it as well. What do you think?
Now it’s time to get some more Christmas DIY project ideas from my blogging friends!
Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for our first Christmas Seasonal Simplicity post of the year. We’re all sharing our holiday DIY or craft projects with you today! Be sure to check out these fabulous ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
How to Flock Natural Greenery at The Happy Housie
DIY Winter Village Wreath at Modern Glam
DIY Christmas Jingle Bells Hanging Decoration at Zevy Joy
Modern Organic Christmas Wreath at Cherished Bliss
Air Dry Clay Christmas Star Lights at Clean & Scentsible
Anthropologie Inspired Holiday Felt Wreath at Tatertots and Jello
Polymer Clay Christmas Village at Life is a Party
Free Advent Calendar at The Handmade Home
Embroidery Hoop Love Sign at Craftberry Bush
Jingle Bell Wood Bead Garland at Lolly Jane
Homemade Pom Pom Garland at Sincerely, Marie Designs
DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Christmas Tree at The DIY Mommy
DIY Christmas Advent Calendar at She Gave it a Go
DIY Faux Leather Trees at My Sweet Savannah
DIY Orange Hoop Wreath at Cassie Bustamante
Easy DIY Christmas Pillow Case at The Tattered Pew
3D Hot Cocoa Sign and Printable at Rambling Renovators
DIY Elf House at Dans le Lakehouse
Farmhouse Style Holiday Wood Banner at Home Made Lovely
Joanna Gaines Inspired Christmas Village at Fynes Designs
Christmas Canvas at Two Twenty One
Modern Whimsical Snowflake Christmas Tree at This is Simplicite
DIY Holiday Cutting Board at Joanna Anastasia