If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive DIY holiday craft for you or the kids this one is perfect! Make these plastic cup Christmas tree tabletop decor with champaign flutes from the dollar store! We made ours farmhouse style but feel free to decorate them however you wish. Older kids and adults can make them look quite classy. The ideas are endless. Even younger kids can join in and make their very own Christmas tree(s). All you need is some paint, glue and possibly a small dowel if you use the bottom of the cup. But that’s entirely up to you.
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NOTE: You can paint these whatever colors you choose and decorate them however you wish. Below are the general items we used. For the gold branches on top, we cut pieces off some old holiday greenery we had.) Also, you don’t have to use the cup base unless desired. Which means you won’t need a dowel. You can just set the trees flat on any surface and they still look great!
- Silver Plastic Champagne Flutes (36) (You can get these at the Dollar Store!)
- Spray Paint (Pick Green or color of choice)
- Spray Paint (for base, if used)
- Craft Paint (set) (tan)
- Jingle Bells
- Hot glue gun
- Paint Brushes (for painting on cups and for making dots)
- Dowels (optional if using the type of base shown.)
- Hand Saw (this is the BEST hand saw for crafts ever!)
Gather up the supplies you will be using. We only purchased the cups as we had everything else on hand.
The cups used are called “Champagne Flutes” with removable bottoms. We got ours at Dollar Tree.
Spray paint our cups.
If you decide to use the removable bottoms, paint them also. The trees can also sit directly on a surface!
We used the ends of paint brushes to make dots on the cups.
Decorate your trees however you want.
Paint on any other things desired.
We used some gold holiday foliage for the top of our trees.
Your cups may be a bit different than ours.
If you choose to use the bases you will need dowels to hold the tree portion in place.
Cut them various sizes to make your trees different levels. Measure carefully.
We tested using a long glue stick to hold our trees up. It will work if tapered with scissors to fit but it is a bit bendy.
Put some glue into the base and stick your dowel inside.
Place a bit of glue on top of the dowels to hold the tree in place.
Quickly place your tree on top of the glued dowel and hold in a straight position till the hot glue dries.
Hot glue any items you want on the top of your tree.
Remember, the bases are optional. These trees would look nice sitting on a flat surface.