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DIY Christmas Tree Table Decoration

As much as I love crafting with my kids, sometimes it’s nice to create something decorative and DIY for myself. I’ve been on the hunt for some simple holiday table decor lately and haven’t found quite what I had in mind in stores, so this week I decided to make the piece I was imagining myself! I documented the whole process, just in case other people might like to give this adorable Christmas tree inspired rustic table decoration a try too, since I was so happy with it in the end.

Christmas tree table decoration

Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • A pinecone
  • A pine branch
  • White paint
  • A paintbrush
  • A folding utility knife
  • Ribbon (white and jute)
  • Hot glue
  • Secateurs
  • Wire
  • Dry oasis form or planters foam
  • A tin can
  • Malleable gardening wire

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Christmas tree table decoration materials

Step 2:

Place the bottom of your tin can on top of your planter’s foam block and carefully use the tip of your folding knife to mark out a circle around it. Move the can and cut out a cylindrical shape in its size from the block, gently rounding the sides and edges.

Christmas tree table decoration cutting

Christmas tree table decoration knife

Christmas tree table decoration round

Step 3:

Slide the cylinder inside the can so it fills most of it. Don’t worry if it’s not a perfect fit; you can force it a little and the easily moulded foam will move and shave off until it slides inside. Clear the excess out if necessary.