Small Wonders

Could your big tree use a little company around the house? Make OR BUY a tabletop tree and add Christmas to any room!

A. ENTICING ICING

These trees may look good enough to eat, but we don’t recommend it—the “icing” is actually caulk applied to a paper cone! Vary the look by using utensils— such as a spoon or fork—to apply the caulk.

B. FINIAL FOREST

Reminiscent of historical “onion dome” churches in Russia, these trees couldn’t be simpler to construct: Just remove the screws from finials, bun feet, and table legs, then stack and glue the pieces together.

C. PULL SOME STRING

We won’t string you along—make this one by covering a plumber’s cone (28-inch; 18-inch; 12-inch) with waxed paper. Wrap the cone with string (#349224) soaked in polycrylic finish. Remove from the cone when dry.

D. POPULAR MECHANICS

Building this elegant tree is no puzzle if you have a jigsaw to carefully cut poplar boards.

E. SQUARE UP

Stacked sandpaper squares of various sizes form this pinecone-like tree. A dowel (#19377) attached to a cork plant saucer (#133169) holds it all together. For a décorative touch, top with a toy-train-style smokestack.

F. GOLD STANDARD

Want to wow—but not work—over the holidays? Buy a gilded-look glitter-cone tree (#477225), set it on the table, and you’re golden!

G. PYRAMID SCHEME

Add a little not-so-plain geometry to your tabletop with sleek pyramids. Cut and glue pieces of poplar board. Drill décorative holes if desired.

PROJECT DETAILS

Skill Level: Beginner

Estimated Time: 1 Day or Less

Estimated Cost: $30 or Less

*The poplar tree (D) is an intermediate project.

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