Outdoor Holiday Decorating Idea: Mini Christmas Tree

Spread the holiday cheer to your front porch with this easy-to-decorate mini Christmas tree. A few handmade touches make it special.
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Photo by: Picasa ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer

Picasa, ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer

Materials Needed:

  • faux or fresh small pine tree
  • basket

Swap Out Container

Instead of using the container your tree came in, swap it out for a rustic basket.

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original_Kim-Stoegbauer-christmas-mini-front-porch-tree-step1a

Photo by: Picasa ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer

Picasa, ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer

Add Garland and Ornaments

String white bunny tail yarn around the tree as a garland (Image 1). Add yarn ball ornaments throughout the tree and a satin ribbon bow to the top (Image 2). Learn how to make the yarn ball ornaments.

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