DIY Miniature Spool Christmas Tree
These miniature spools can be combined to make the most perfect Christmas decor or even a DIY ornament
I love miniatures! Maybe it's because I'm tiny, myself, but I'm often drawn to teeny versions of real life "stuff". These tiny unfinished wood spools are a staple in my craft stash because there are so many ways to use them (like I did here). I decided to turn them into a little bitty Christmas tree for the holidays. This wood spool Christmas tree would make a cute ornament or piece of table decor. Or, like my daughter did, you can add it to a doll house!
- Wood spools
- American Crafts Glitter Tape - 5/8" Spinach
- Brown washi tape
- Glue gun
- Mini burlap bow
- Tim Holtz Ideaology Mirrored Stars
Wrap each spool with a bit of glitter green washi tape. I cut several strips and then starting wrapping wood spools. Hot glue the end to make sure they don't become undone. You will need 24 mini spools. Wrap one 1 inch spool with brown washi tape.
Glue 3 spools together in a triangle shape. Then glue 7 spools together in a circular shape. There will be six spools on the outside and one inside to hold the shape.
Finally, glue 10 spools in a circular shape and glue 3 inside to hold the shape.
Stack the spool circles and glue them together. Top it with a single spool. Glue the large spool at the base.
Glue two Tim Holtz mirror stars together back to back and glue them to top of the tree. As a finishing touch, glue a little bow to the base of the tree.
If you want to make this an ornament instead of a decorative piece, glue a piece of twine inside the top wooden stool before you attach it to the "tree". As I mentioned earlier, my daughter has already claimed this as her own to decorate her Littlest Pet Shop house with. How will you use your mini wood spool Christmas tree?