Fun and Colorful Tabletop Christmas Trees

They may be small, but these handcrafted trees add big style wherever you place them.

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Felt Rosette Trees

    These faux firs are made from folded circles of felt adhered to a foam cone base. Trace a 2 1/2-inch and a 3-inch circle onto tracing paper; cut out. Using the tracing paper, trace the circles onto lightweight cardboard and cut out. Using an iron on medium heat, press freezer paper, shiny side down, onto one or two shades of green felt. Trace the circles onto the freezer paper, cut out the circles with pinking shears, and peel off the freezer paper.

    Fold a 3-inch circle in half, then in half again, pushing a straight pin through the corner of the folded circle. Holding the folded felt above the pin, push the pin into the cone, beginning at the base. Add folded circles in rows around the cone, fluffing out the edges as you go and using the smaller circles are you near the top of the cone. Alternate felt colors and attach mini ornaments with pins, if desired.

    Editor's Tip: Depending on the colors of your other decorations, consider creating these trees with white felt and aqua or pink accents.

Sparkling Vintage Trees

    Dust reproduction bottlebrush trees with glitter and display the retro charmers next to a compote of vintage ornaments.

Glass Ball Topiaries

    A colorful mix of vintage and new glass ball ornaments covering foam balls supported by ribbon-wrapped dowels form festive topiaries. Milk-glass vases add vintage charm.

Twinkling Trees

    Try this easy project that requires few materials and looks great sparkling from atop a mantel or buffet table.

Stacked Packages Tree

    The holidays are filled with wrapped gifts -- and so is this delightful display. Lidded boxes wrapped in coordinating scrapbook papers and stacked from largest to smallest make their grand stand on a square cake plate. Ribbon pulls it all together.

Meringue Tree

    Replace some of your traditional Christmas greenery with sugar-infused decor sure to treat your eyes and tempt your sweet tooth.

Holiday Beaded Tree

    Add sparkle to your holiday displays with this blue beaded tree. Pin sequins, ornaments, and other glittery shapes to a purchased foam cone.

Paper Cone Trees

    Conical shapes grow into statuesque pines simply by rolling handmade papers into points and trimming the bottoms to keep them upright. For a pretty composition, vary the patterns and heights, then glue a gold bead to the top of each cone.

Glittery Tinsel Topiaries

    Put a sparkling holiday spin on basic wire topiary forms, found at garden supply and florist shops. Tightly wrap fine-gauge tinsel garland around each form and secure. Wedge a block of polystyrene foam into a silver-tone flowerpot and insert topiary.

Ornament Ball Tree

    Old ornaments get a boost when teamed with sheer ribbon and a small bucket. This little tree makes the perfect style statement.

Holiday Button Tree

    Buttons, buttons, and more buttons are all it takes to make this festive tree. Hot-glue new or vintage buttons to a foam cone and then display the creation on a table or mantel.

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