When it comes to festive décor, you most likely already have a tree set up in your living room or similar large space in your home. As for your dining room table, you might be looking for a beautiful and unique floral display. Here is how you can create your very own mini Christmas tree centrepiece.
What you need for your mini Christmas tree:
- English Boxwood
- A selection of evergreens
- Floral foam
- Plate or dish to hold your floral foam
- Floral tape
How to make a mini Christmas tree:
- Start by trimming your floral foam. This will provide the base of the mini Christmas tree so you need to cut it to the appropriate size and shape.
- Submerge the foam in fresh water so that is is soaked but not too wet or this can do more harm than good. If you soak the foam for too long, it can damage the foam.
- Use the floral tape to secure the foam to the plate or dish that you are using. This will prevent your table from getting wet and it also provides a stable base for the mini Christmas tree.
- Prepare the foliage that you are using by sorting them into piles. You will need to cut the smaller pieces off from the main branch so that they are easy to insert. You want varying lengths too since your bottom stems should be longer than those at the top of the tree, Boxwood is a great type of foliage that can be used as the main foliage for the display.
- Start by inserting some stems in the top of the foam to determine the height of the mini Christmas tree. You should also determine how far out the lowest parts will reach around the edge since this will help determine the shape of the tree. Smaller trees usually look better if they are a little on the wider or plumper side of the scale. If the tree is too slender, it might look awkward or not quite as impressive.
- Once you have defined the main shape of the tree with your main type of foliage, you can add some accents in the form of various types of greenery. Examples of evergreens that you can use include pine, cedar and balsam.
- Now you can continue to fill the tree and make sure that no foam is visible. The dish or plate should also not be visible so make sure that your bottom row of greens are pointed slightly downward to conceal it.
- It’s accessory time and this is the best part of all! You might not decorate your mini Christmas tree like you do the full-sized version but you can still add a few accents. Consider something like mini pine cones, red berries or even some baby’s breath here and there for that snowy feel. Remember to try to keep this display natural rather than trying to dress it up too much with glitter and sparkle.
Not only is this mini Christmas tree craft easy and fun, but it’s also a great way of saving money on your festive centrepiece. Foliage is far more affordable than fresh flowers and you can even have your kids help you with your design.