This DIY Tabletop tree is complete with DIY nutcracker ornaments, mercury glass ornaments and vintage candle holders. It’s the a festive tradition addition to any room this holiday season!
I’m so excited today to be joining a few friends to share you DIY tabletop trees with you! I can’t believe it’s already time to start bringing out the Christmas trees. While I love our traditional trees, we’ve always loved having a small tabletop tree in our home. They don’t require as much decorating or space and are fun to theme change up from year to year.
This year is all about Nutcrackers! Using my DIY printable nutcracker ornaments, vintage candle holders and mercury class ornaments, gave this tree a vintage and nostalgic feel. A few years ago I purchased this tree on clearance from Ballard Designs. It was missing it’s base but was priced at $12. I had Josh make me a stand using a 4×4″ with a hole drilled through just big enough to hold the post. You can find the tree HERE. Last year I used a vintage ice bucket to hold it, but this year I decided to use one of my older blue and white posts. I love the red, blue and silver color combination!
A few years ago I purchased the German candle holders on Etsy. Although we don’t light the candles, I love the look of the real thing. I also purchased the mercury glass nut ornaments from Homegoods. They’re by Martha Stewart but look vintage in person. I love that they just happen to fit into my nutcracker theme so perfectly! I use floral wire to attach all of my ornaments to my tree. This prevents any from falling off and breaking.
I used a deep red satin ribbon for the ornaments and the same ribbon as a bow for the top. Most of my satin ribbons are purchased from Hobby Lobby & Homegoods.
To make a double bow, simple cut two pieces of ribbon at the same length and tie around at the same time. Lastly, gently pull the two ribbons apart from one another, creating four loops. I tied the ribbon to a pair of scissors to make a loop on the back to attach to the tree.
The nutcracker ornaments were such an inexpensive touch and were so easy to make. You can find my tutorial & design download HERE. I’ll be offering these in a small version as gift tags in a couple of weeks!
This little tree usually sits in the corner of our family room. I love having the glow of two trees in this space. A tabletop tree would also look beautiful in a foyer, dining room or bedroom.
Do you have a tabletop tree? I have always wanted to create one for our breakfast nook. One of these years I’m going to and I’m going to try to find little copper cookware ornaments for it. They’re so versatile and fun. The ideas are endless! They’re also a great option if you are limited on space or want to add a festive touch to a room, but don’t want to break the bank on a full-size tree. For more tabletop tree ideas hop over to the next blog and say hello! I can’t wait to check them all out myself. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season, friends!
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Rebecca Payne says
Thank you so much!
Mary Lou says
I’ve had a small tabletop tree in the dining area of my kitchen for 30+ years. It’s always decorated with things one would find in a kitchen. Some years it’s cookie cutters strung with ribbon, or miniature toy dishes and copper pots. I’ve also used play food, like fruits and pickles or doll house furniture.I normally string popcorn and cranberries as garland for it. The angel on top is wearing an apron. Our “kitchen” tree always fascinates guests who visit during the season.
What a perfect way to decorate the tree. You have inspired me to purchase a tabletop tree. I already have small Nutcracker and mercury glass ornaments. One of our family’s Christmas traditions has been to attend the Nutcracker play, even though our children are adults now we still continue the tradition. Thank you for sharing your lovely ideas.
I love the look of a tree in a big chinoiserie pot, might have to try that this year. Thanks for the inspiration!🎄💙🎄
Tracie Claiborne aka @photographsandstories says
I have looked everywhere this month for a sparse tabletop tree for around $50 so your $12 pricetag about made me gasp. haha! Lucky duck!!! I’ll try not to be bitter – couldn’t have happened to a lovelier girl. 🙂 I wish we were besties – we’d have so much fun shopping because I love everything you buy and put in your home. This is impeccable!
Sarah R says
Beautiful display! Where did you find the chinoiserie planter?