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Table Top Christmas Tree - Easy to Make and Looks Great!

A table top Christmas tree is the perfect size to decorate your table for christmas dinner and it will also fit on a mantle or a shelf.

These little Christmas trees make perfect gifts for mum or dad (great desk top decorations at work) or for teachers.  Grandparents might even like them, especially if they are made specially for them by their grandchildren!

What you need to make your Table Top Christmas Tree...

with some help from an adult...


Gather together all of your materials and prepare the work area.

Using the sticky tape, firmly attach one end of the green tinsel to the top of the cone.  Wind the tinsel around the cone all the way to the base.  Trim the excess and secure on the base with sticky tape.

Trim a small piece of the silver tinsel.  Spray your tree with the spray adhesive and sprinkle the cut tinsel over the tree.

Tip: If it doesn't all stick, you can roll the tree in the tinsel.

When your spray adhesive is no longer tacky, you can start adding decorations to your tree. 

For mine I cut out 2 small stars and covered them with red and silver glitter.  I pasted them together with a toothpick in between so that it could be stuck into the top of the tree.  The kids can make other decorations by cutting out Christmas shapes from old Christmas cards or by printing out my template and colouring in the shapes.

With an adult’s help they can stick their decorations onto the tree using small push pins.

Another way to decorate the tree is to use fancy braid (gold works well) as a substitute for tinsel.

Would you like to print out an Instruction Sheet for this activity?

Click on the download button to get your copy of the Table Top Christmas Tree Instruction Sheet.  The pdf will open in a new tab and you can either save it or print it from there.

Please do feel free to share this sheet with anyone who might like to engage their kids in this activity!

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