Yes, You Can Totally Fit These 7 Faux Christmas Trees in a Small Space

published Dec 5, 2019
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If you’re looking to deck your halls this year but don’t have the space for a full-on Christmas tree—or will only be home for a portion of the month, there are lots of clever ways to get in the spirit. These faux firs, if you will, are compact and make for totally doable DIYs if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and get a bit crafty. Try one (or several) and watch your home turn into a winter wonderland, minus all the messy pine needles, of course.

Credit: Toni

Put Those Pallets to Use

Wood pallets come in handy for so many different projects both indoors and out, but have you ever thought about using them to construct a faux Christmas tree? Toni of Girl Just DIY made the stunning creation pictured above, which could easily be painted green or another fun color. Imagine it wrapped with lights! The nice thing is that it’s very narrow and can be placed right up against the wall, which makes its footprint pretty small, relative to its size and visual impact.

Credit: Kyle Larsen

Have a Ball With Pom Poms

Who doesn’t love a good pom pom (or a few dozen)? Blogger Sam Ushiro’s colorful tree is oh-so cheery and will brighten your home all month long. All you really need for this project is a foam cone, a hot glue gun, and a bunch of pom poms. Sam made her own, but store-bought pom poms will cut down on crafting time. And the bright bow on top is the perfect final accent! If you’re not the red-and-green color scheme type, feel free to make this in neons, just as Sam did. Or go more traditional. It’s totally up to you. Pom poms also make great DIY ornaments.

Credit: Nienke Swapt

Make a Washi Tape Tree

This might be the easiest ever DIY tree we’ve seen from Nienke Swapt of Happy Mail Finds. All she did was use washi tape to create the outline of a tree on her wall, and then she decked it out with a paper garland and ornaments. This takes just a few minutes and is a great small space holiday solution, especially if you don’t have the room (or the bandwidth) to make a more complex tabletop tree. If you’re worried at all about this “tree” damaging the finish of your walls, you can do this on a piece of poster board or use painters’ tape instead.

Credit: Anita Hartmann

Festoon a Styrofoam Cone with Feathers

Feathers seem to be trending this holiday. If you find larger ones at the craft store, you can just stick them in between your Christmas tree branches for a little extra flair. Or if you don’t have space for a bigger tree, follow blogger Anita Hartmann‘s lead and use a bunch to create a pair of cute tabletop trees instead. The steps and materials for this DIY are similar to the pom pom tree instructions above, only subbing in feathers for pom poms. Once again, these guys are nice and petite, so you can craft several and display them all together on a windowsill or scatter them in various rooms.

Credit: Melissa Darr

Play Up Your Scandi Style

If your home already has major Scandinavian style, why not add a gorgeous ladder tree like this one that blogger Melissa Darr made to your holiday display? We love how she decorated it with ornaments in a uniform red, white, and brown color scheme. The best part? You can source sticks and pinecones for the project in your own backyard! And all it really takes to hold it together is twine.

Credit: Amy Chappell

Repurpose Your Fabric Scraps

Have some extra fabric on hand from a past holiday project? Try turning those scraps into a cute little tree (or three!) like blogger Amy Chappell did. As she notes, fat quarter bundles or fat eights will also do the trick, if you’re used to buying quilting fabrics. Don’t these look lovely on their little stands?

Get in the Spirit With String

If you’re a knitter and have some extra yarn on hand, you may want to give Allison Katelyn’s project a try! These funky trees would make great centerpieces. Put a few of them on a tray and you have a super festive display ready to go. The little stars attached are actually confetti pieces!