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Whimsical Tabletop Christmas Trees

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Bring some holiday cheer into your home with a whimsical Christmas tree! These tabletop Christmas trees are easy to make and just the cutest thing ever!

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Do you remember my tag sale and Put & Take regime? Well, I have news for you: I spent a whole week tidying up the basement, so now it gives the impression that we don’t have as many things – of course everything is still there, but now it’s all stacked up to the ceiling! I only tidied enough to give us some room to walk around. But still, that organization must have worked, as Greg finally lifted my tag sale ban! YAY! In his defense, winter is here. So he lifted the ban knowing that tag sale season is pretty much over and even Put & Take is not that bountiful…or so he thought! hehehehe ๐Ÿ™‚

After the ban was lifted, when we went to Put & Take, guess what I found? This faux Christmas tree, which had a big note on it saying that it was missing quite a lot of parts.

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…and these cheap plastic curtain rod finials. One of them was broken, and the curtain rod wasn’t even there. I guess someone must have picked it and didn’t want to bother with the broken finials.

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Despite Greg’s efforts to keep me from taking them by pointing out the missing and broken parts, they both came home with us. I am not sure what was worse for him: trying to fit that big tree box in the already-full cargo area of our car, or realizing that neither snow, nor rain, nor cold will ever stop me from finding the coolest things at Put & Take. LOL. On the bright side, he was pretty happy with my crafting performance, since none of these finds had the chance to see our basement, as they were put to good use straight away ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’re curious how I repurposed that faux tree, Iย got an outdoor Christmas garland and two other awesome DIY Christmas decor projects out of it, LOL!

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Ok, now that you’ve seen that post, here is how I used the curtain rod finials.

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Pretty cool, right? Okay, now you might be thinking, “how am I supposed to find an unused curtain rod finial to make these trees?” Don’t worry! As long as you have some crafting wire and some aluminum foil, you are covered. So let’s start making some whimsical Christmas trees, shall we?

Whimsical Tabletop Christmas Trees

Here is aย little hint on the feather boas: Dollar Store feather boas are only 4 feet long and they are very thin. Therefore I had to use 2 of them. But if you are gettingย your white feather boa from Amazon or from a craft store, then you can get away with only one of them, because they are 6 feet long and much thicker.

Mossy Whimsical Christmas Tree

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First, I started with the moss treeย byย hot gluingย the broken curtain rod finial on the paper-mache cone form.

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Then, I hot glued the sheet moss around the cone.

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Using my snips, I cut the excess parts andย carried on hot gluing the sheet moss until the cone and the curtain rod finial were totallyย covered with moss.

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As you can see, this one was pretty easy and straightforward, as it involved only a few steps.

Although the final beauty shots of all will be at the end of the post, here is a sneak peek of the mossy whimsical Christmas tree for you.

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Now let’s move on to the feather tree.

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  1. Hi folks,you always make me smile, sounds just like me and my other half, when i have to look in every nook and cranny of every charity shop,table sale,car boot sale i come across, with comments of “you don’t need that” ,”what do you want that for?” ,” what are you going to do with that?” i’m rather partial to finials,doorknobs etc they have so many uses. As usual you have created something beautiful from someone else s junk , i love it.

  2. Question……in one of the pictures I noticed a tree with birch bark….where can you purchase birch bark to embellish the styrofoam tree base? (The shadeing and texture caught my eye)….love the tutorial for the examples….you explain the process so wonderful. Sorry to bother…

  3. When I saw these trees in your post the other day I was so hoping you were going to do a tutorial! I LOVE these trees. They make me happy. We’re in the process of moving right now, so they may not happen for Christmas this year, but I’m pinning them. Thanks, Handan.

  4. Yay, the tree tutorial is here, whoop, whoop double whoop…….. Love what you did Handan. The trees look like something from The Lorax. Whimsical cuteness at it’s best.

  5. Oh, no, Handan, now all thoughts of cleaning the house, getting ready for out-of-state guests and cooking for Thanksgiving have flown out of my head. All I can think of is making my own forest of whimsical trees. I am so charmed by these and can’t wait to make my own (even if I have to wait until after Thursday to get started). Thanks for the inspiratin.

  6. These are adorable Handan! You are so very creative! I wish that we have one of those Put & Take places here where I live. That would be so cool. The hubby would probably band me from going, because I would be coming home with all kinds of things. LOL

    1. Thank you so much, Susan! Oh yes – a “Put and Take” is a must for every town’s dump! It’s too bad you can’t drop off husbands there though – LOL.

  7. I’m new to your site and love thumbing through all of your creative projects. But as I scroll through your page today, there seems to be an excessive amount of ads. So many that it was hard to actually see what was your blog. I don’t know anyone else has mentioned this or if you have any control over this, but just wanted to put it out there.

    1. Hi Kristi, we try to strike a balance with our ads to keep them as unobtrusive as possible while still bringing in enough money to keep the blog running. Unfortunately for our readers, ads are a necessity. The sad reality is that it’s getting more and more expensive to run a blog with quality content, and without ads, there would be no Navage Patch. I’m sorry you had a bad experience with the ads, and I will be following up with our advertising partner to determine if there is a more optimal way to serve them while still maintaining that elusive balance between user-friendliness and much-needed revenue. Can you tell me, were you on mobile, desktop or tablet when this happened? Thank you for reaching out to us about this, and also thank you for understanding why these ads are necessary.

  8. Greg I also an not patient enough to hold something until hot glue is dry lol. I love these trees. Thank you much for sharing them with us. Coming across your page was one of the most awesome things I have found. Thank you again..

  9. These trees are adorable, fun, and whimsical! I want to try all three! Thank you for sharing your creative talent.

  10. My favorite tree is the moss covered one! Reminds me of the Grinch movie. What did you use for the tree trunk on that one?

    Thanks!

  11. These are adorable and utterly charming. Who would have thought an old tree and some broken finials could have so many uses (the Alpine tree you made? Gorgeous.) with just a little bit of love! I love your motto of reuse and recycle. We are so quick to throw away these days, when all most things need is a bit of TLC.

    My favorite is definitely the third one but I also have a special place in my heart for the moss tree. Iโ€™m a big fan of moss. Thank you for sharing these great projects, Handan!

  12. Did you make the tree that looks like white feathers? I keep looking for any comments about it but havenโ€™t found anything as of yet. Please share if you did. I made the one with the moss. I had to as soon as I saw it. Had to run Walmart and pick up a curtain rod and sheet moss! Hubby (of course) wanted to know what I was making this time! Lol.

    1. Hi Kathy, yes I made that feather tree too. At the top and bottom of the post (whimsical trees post) you’ll see the page numbers. Click on Page 2 of 3 to see how I made the feather tree. It is very easy to make and looks fantastic with a nice colored ornament! ๐Ÿ™‚