How to Make DIY Christmas Centerpieces With Dollar Tree Items

Today, I'm going to show you how to make a DIY Christmas centerpiece using things you can easily find at the Dollar Tree. A gorgeous festive centerpiece doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming to craft.

This is such a great project that begins with some easy-to-find Dollar Tree items.

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Tools and materials

Mini Christmas trees from Dollar Tree
Applying hot glue to a tray

1. Stick foam to a tray

Using a hot glue gun, apply a generous amount of hot glue to the tray.

Sticking the foam to the tray

Then, stick a piece of styrofoam down onto the tray.

Sticking the Christmas tree into the foam

2. Stick the Christmas trees into the foam

After your styrofoam is secured to the tray, you can open up your trees. Take out your tree and fluff the branches. You want to keep one side of the tree rather flat and fluff up the branches toward the other side.

Next, you're going to take the first tree and stick it into the side of the styrofoam. You can add a little bit of hot glue around where the trunk of the tree enters the styrofoam. Now, set this aside.

Cutting off the Christmas tree branches

You're going to open up the third and the fourth trees and use a pair of wire cutters to cut off each of the little branches from the trunks of those trees.

Sticking the branches into the foam

When you have finished cutting all of the little branches off, you can bring your silver tray with the first two trees back and begin building up your centerpiece with those branches.

The branches from the trees are on wire, stiff enough that they will poke right down into the styrofoam securely. Arrange the branches in the styrofoam in a shape that fills in the space between the two trees on the end.

Sticking floral picks into the foam

3. Add festive picks

Now is where you get to have some fun and personalize your centerpiece. I found these cute little gold bird nests with gold eggs in them and some red and gold sparkly poinsettias to use.

Sticking the bird nest picks into the foam

Just cut the wires of whatever picks you choose to add to your centerpiece and stick the wires down into the foam to secure them.

Cutting pieces of ribbon

4. Add ribbon

I used just a little bit of this red gold ribbon, cutting short pieces and folding them into loops.

Attaching the ribbon to the floral wire

Secure each loop with a piece of floral wire and stick the wire into the foam.

Sticking ribbon tails into the centerpiece

For the ends of the centerpiece, I cut a long piece and again wrapped a piece of floral wire around the end to secure it into the foam and I had a ribbon tail at each end.

Adding ornaments to the centerpiece

5. Add ornaments

Finish off your arrangement by adding some Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments wherever you want a little more color.

DIY Christmas centerpiece using Dollar Tree items

DIY Christmas centerpiece using Dollar Tree items

There you have it, a beautiful holiday centerpiece that no one would guess began as Dollar Tree Christmas trees. I hope this has inspired you to try and make your own Dollar Tree Christmas tree centerpiece this season.

Let me know what you think of this project in the comments below.

Chloe Crabtree
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  • Sheryl Monaspa Sheryl Monaspa on Nov 17, 2023
    Just loved the results, thanks for sharing this lovely item.
  • Mary Rose Teves Mary Rose Teves on Nov 19, 2023
    I'm curious: What did this centerpiece cost you using Dollar Tree items? I understand that Dollar Tree now charges $1.25 each for most items.
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    • Tracey Tracey on Nov 21, 2023
      I make these all thru Christmas for friends. $7.50- $10 is very accurate. Go thru your ribbon stash. It is a great way to use t up.