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15 Mini Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas!

Mini Christmas trees from Dollar Tree are perfect for centerpieces, office Christmas decor, small apartments, or wherever!

Decorate a Dollar Store Tree: close-up of mini Christmas tree from Dollar Tree, with white flocking, mini ball ornaments, and gold tinsel

I’m super excited, because today, my friend Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip is hosting a blog hop, and several blogger friends and I are sharing our dollar tree mini Christmas tree makeovers! I’ll show you my tree in a minute, but first, I want to give you a sneak peek at all my friends’ amazing and fun mini Christmas tree makeovers!

Scroll down to the bottom of this post for links to their sites and to see how they decorated their trees!

how to makeover a dollar store tree

I’m going to show you how I decorated my tree.

1. flock the tree

These Dollar Tree Christmas trees are cute (and a steal!), but you’ve gotta admit they’re a bit forlorn looking when they first come out of the box. I decided to add a bit of flocking to give my tree a little more body.

This was my first time using flocking spray, but it wasn’t much different than spray painting. If your can of flocking has been sitting in a cold garage, be sure to warm it up in a bowl of warm (not hot) water for a few minutes and shake it up well before spraying.

It takes several hours to dry, so I did this the night before, and brought my tree inside to dry overnight.

2. paint the bucket

I had this old bucket from the Target dollar section laying around, so I spray painted it aqua to go with my mini ornaments.

3. cut the floral foam

My mini battery-operated lights have a battery pack that needs to fit into the bucket. So I cut the floral foam in half with a pair of scissors. A knife would work too.

4. wrap lights

5. remove tree bottom

Remove the tree stand. Unscrew the plastic piece at the bottom of the tree to remove it.

6. insert tree into floral foam

Now arrange the battery pack and the half piece of floral foam in the bucket, and stick the bottom of the tree into the foam, so that it feels secure.

7. hang christmas ornaments

I used these mini glass baubles to decorate the tree.

8. hang tinsel

white flocked mini Christmas tree from Dollar Tree, with small baubles

My Christmas tree still needed something, so I draped a little bit of gold tinsel on the branches.

hand adding tinsel to a mini Christmas tree
close-up of white dollar store mini Christmas tree decorated with gold tinsel and mini baubles

9. add a star

Finally, I added a mini star topper, and that was it!

white mini Christmas tree with glam tinsel, lights, and baubles

Okay, now go check out my friends’ super-fun mini trees! I’ve numbered them from left to right.

  1. Terrie, from Decorate and More with Tip
  2. Kelli, from K’s Olympic Nest
  3. Shae, from Sweet Southern Grace
  4. Rebecca, from Rebecca Anne Home
  5. Dayna, from Just Another Farmhouse

6. Christine, from CD’s Country Living

7. Dani, from Welcome to the Taborhood

8. Tammy, from Patina and Paint

9. Carol, from Blue Sky at Home

10. Mary, from Shady Oaks and Sassafras

11. Mine

12. Teresa, from Through a Vintage Door

13. Michelle, from Blessings by Me

14. Jessica Simmons

Decorate a Mini Christmas Tree!: close-up of mini dollar store Christmas tree with flocking, ball ornaments, and gold tinsel

more easy christmas decorating ideas…

DIY Christmas Ornaments: Metallic Stars

Easy Kintsugi DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments: Gold-Dipped Baubles

Make Your Own Advent Calendar!

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  1. Your tree is absolutely stunning, Jessica! With all the pretty ornaments and gorgeous star no one would ever know you’re tree was only a $1! I love this transformation!!

  2. Jessica I too used the white tree and never thought about using the flocking spray. I now what to remove my ornaments and spray my tree. You inspired me girlfriend. I love the color ornaments you used and the gold tinsel added more pow to the look. Love it! Thanks for joining me in the DIY challenge this month. Happy Holiday to you and your family.

  3. This is so fun. My students would love to have a tree like this in our classroom. I’ve been wanting to flock for years so am thankful for the tips. Oh, the gold tinsel…you were right. It was just what the tree needed. Love it!

  4. Your tree turned out super cute. I love the colors you decorated with and the flock added a perfect amount of texture to give it a fuller look.

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