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25 Easy Ideas for Decorating a Tabletop Christmas Tree

Updated on November 22, 2023

Whether you want just one small holiday tree or prefer to have a lot of mini trees all over your home, we have simple and budget-friendly decorating ideas to dress up your holiday decor.

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Photo: Flynnside Out Productions. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Dressing Your Tabletop Christmas Tree

Tabletop Christmas trees are one of the easiest ways to spread holiday cheer throughout every room in your house or create a destination for Santa in small spaces like apartments or condos. Tabletop trees range between 18 inches and 4-1/2-feet tall and their stature calls for creative decorating. From smaller-than-standard ornaments, makeshift garlands and upcycled accessories — we’re sharing 25 unique decorating ideas and DIY projects to spruce up your tabletop tree this Christmas.

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Style It in a Woven Basket

Take cues from this pastel holiday entryway and nestle your tabletop Christmas tree into a woven basket. An airy, sun-bleached basket makes a seamless base for a snow-flocked tree and looks lovely paired with bohemian, contemporary, eclectic, farmhouse or cozy coastal Christmas decor alike.

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Rock a Ribbon Garland

Pint-sized pines don’t have the real estate to accommodate traditional Christmas tree garlands. Our solution? Just add ribbon! Pull your spare spools from your gift-wrapping arsenal and use your remnants to add movement and dimension to your tabletop tree. Use a raw silk ribbon like the gold number pictured here for a laidback look, or go glamorous with a satin or velvet ribbon instead.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Add a Cozy Crochet Skirt

No basket? No problem. Dress your tabletop tree in a cozy crochet skirt instead. This snowy tree skirt looks lovely day or night thanks to the hidden rope light tucked underneath that gives off a golden glow after hours. Continue the warm-and-fuzzy texture of the crochet skirt onto your tree branches with charming yarn ornaments.

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