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DIY Tinsel Tree for Your Winter Wonderland Tablescape

Tinsel trees are a great way to add some height to your winter wonderland table. They look magical and whimsical mixed in with all of your other decor! 

These tinsel trees would also look cute with silver or gold tinsel! For a more budget-friendly version, feel free to skip the lights. Make them in any color tinsel you can find!

  • Poster board
  • Scissors
  • White tinsel garland
  • Tape
  • Hot glue
  • Battery-operated mini lights (optional)


Step 1:Cut an arch starting at the corner of the poster board. I traced a plate and used it as my guide. I traced it about 12 inches from the corner. Use the corner as the tip of the tree and roll into a cone shape and tape. Trim any excess at the bottom of your cone leans a certain way.

Step 2:Starting at the top tape your mini lights and wind them around the tree, taping them every time you wrap them around.

Step 3:Put a little bit of hot glue at the top of your cone and attach the tinsel. Wrap the tinsel around the cone until you reach the bottom and hot glue the end to the bottom of the cone.

Step 4:Turn on your battery operated lights and enjoy!

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