Create your own tabletop Christmas tree

Nothing defines a Christmas table better than the right centrepiece. If you are looking for something other than the traditional wreath and candle, you will love this fun festive craft. With just a few basic supplies, you too can make your own mini Christmas tree for your table.

Supplies you need:

  • Floral foam
  • Dish to support the foam and arrangement
  • Green floral tape
  • Sharp cutting tools
  • English Boxwood
  • A selection of evergreen foliage

Instructions:

  • Start by trimming your floral foam to shape. You will need to start with a rectangular shape. Place it upright and then trim the two top corners so that the top part of rectangle is now almost triangular in shape. The only difference being that the very top will still remain flat instead of pointed.
  • Once cut, you can soak the foam and place on your plastic dish.
  • Use the green floral tape to secure the foam to the dish.
  • Boxwood is a lovely type of greenery but you can use anything that has a similar appearance. Start by trimming the stems so that they are long enough to offer support without penetrating too far inside the foam.
  • Place a piece of greenery on top, one on each of the cut sides, and around the base of the display. These pieces are to help you define the shape of the tree and to help guide the placement of the rest of the foliage.
  • You want to make sure that the stems of foliage you use are placed in such a way that they create a staggered appearance. In other words, the base will be the largest and the design tapers to the main point at the top. Make sure that you turn the tree as you go so that you create an even appearance.
  • Once your tree is just about full, it’s time to add a variety of evergreens in between. Some good examples include pine, balsam, and cedar. Not only do these evergreens add a lovely scent, but they also create variety when it comes to colour and textures.
  • When your tree is ready, you can take the next step and decorate. Decorating is best kept simple in this case. For example, instead of decorating using five, six, or more colours, you should stick to one or two colours. Examples of suitable colour combinations include red and gold or blue and silver. You could even use gold all on its own if you prefer. Use small decorations and make sure that they do not look out of proportion.
  • It’s also good to consider decorating your table tree with small, individually wrapped chocolates. The colouful foil used to cover them will serve the purpose of d├ęcor and your guests can help themselves if they want something sweet to eat after their Christmas meal.