Super Simple Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Swag in 5 Easy Steps

Celebrate the holiday and welcome winter with this easy and inexpensive Dollar Tree DIY Christmas swag wreath for the front door, made from 2 miniature Christmas trees and other dollar store items.

You’ll also love our Easy DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Wreath and 30 Minute Dollar Tree Candy Cane Wreath, plus learn How to Decorate a Christmas Tree on a Budget and try our favorite Dollar Tree Christmas tree decor hacks.

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Dollar Tree Christmas DIY: Creating a Festive White Christmas Swag Wreath

As the holiday season approaches, the desire to decorate our homes with festive and budget-friendly crafts is on the rise. If you’re looking for an affordable and stylish addition to your Christmas decor, we have the perfect DIY project for you—Dollar Tree White Christmas Swag.

This delightful craft not only embodies the spirit of the season but also allows you to unleash your creativity without breaking the bank since it’s made all from Dollar Tree supplies (including those cute mini Christmas trees we all love!).

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Prefer the real natural look to the faux natural? Learn how to make a DIY Christmas swag from yard cuttings, plus make a lighted DIY pine cone wreath from gathered or purchased pine cones.

Why This DIY Christmas Swag is a Great Holiday Craft

The Dollar Tree White Christmas Swag is an excellent Christmas craft for several reasons. Firstly, it’s incredibly budget-friendly, utilizing affordable materials that can be easily sourced from your local Dollar Tree store. This makes it an accessible project for anyone, regardless of their crafting expertise or budget constraints.

Additionally, this DIY Christmas swag is versatile and can be customized to suit your personal style and color scheme. Whether you prefer traditional red and green or a more modern gold and silver theme or a colorful mid-century Christmas style, this DIY project can be adapted to match your unique holiday decor preferences.

A Christmas swag is also more flexible for decorating than a traditional Christmas wreath — it takes up less space on a wall/door/shelf, and can be hung vertically instead to decorate a chair or stair railing or hang from an outdoor light like we did with this fresh evergreen swag made from real yard trimmings.

Crafting during the holiday season is not just about creating beautiful decorations; it’s also a wonderful way to spend quality time with loved ones. Gather your family or friends, and turn this crafting session into a festive bonding experience during a cookie swap party or a Hallmark movie marathon.

How to Make a Dollar Tree Door Swag from Mini Trees: Step-by-Step Tutorial

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DIY Christmas Swag Supplies

As always, you can work with what you can find at your local store! In addition to the mini tree base for the swag, you’ll need a large center bow, some color and texture for the front (we used berries of 3 kinds) and a larger greenery element for the back (we used pine picks).

White Table-Top Artificial Christmas Trees, 18 in.
Christmas House Red Berries
Christmas House Santa-Themed Red Belt Bows, 13.75x9.125-in.

DIY Christmas Swag Instructions

Step 1: Turn the Mini Trees into a Swag

Open up the boxes of the white Christmas trees and remove the bases. Discard the bases, as they won’t be needed for this project. Lay the trees so the ends overlap each other.

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Secure the tree trunks together with a generous amount of hot glue and some twine or floral wire. Tie the twine tightly and leave some extra twine to loop and hang the swag.

Step 2: Add the Bow

Use the twist tie on the back of the bow to secure it to the center of where the trees meet, tying it back tightly.

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Step 3: Add Berry Clusters

Use wire cutters or scissors to clip off sections of the gold berries. Add them to either side of the bow, tucking them under a bit and securing them with hot glue.

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If the glitter is falling off your berry picks, paint them with a quick coat of matching spray paint before attaching them.

Step 4: Add Pine Picks

Lay the pine picks in an X shape and secure them to the *backside* of the trees with hot glue, allowing them to stick out a bit.

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Step 5: Add Berries

Add the red berries with hot glue randomly around the gold berries on both sides. I used the entire bag.

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Step 6: (Optional) Add Vase Filler

Finally, enhance the swag by incorporating some of the silver pieces of the vase filler, adding an extra pop of color and additional texture.

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Your Dollar Tree White Christmas Swag is now ready to adorn your home with festive charm!

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Variations for the DIY Christmas Swag

While the basic tutorial provides a classic and elegant DIY Christmas swag, feel free to get creative and add your personal touch.

  • Swap the miniature white trees for the green miniature trees for a more traditional pine swag.
  • Consider incorporating additional elements and seasonal accents like miniature ornaments, festive ribbons, dried oranges, pinecones, or even LED lights for a twinkling effect.
  • Experiment with different color combinations in ribbons and accessories to match your unique holiday theme.
  • Change the shape by changing how you layer your mini Christmas trees. Make a teardrop swag by overlapping the two tree swag sections and the extra greenery elements in the same direction, with all the branches pointed down and out.

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Common Questions about this Dollar Store DIY Christmas Swag

How do I hang a Christmas swag?

The twine or florist’s wire in the middle of the swag can be hung from a nail or hook, or from a wreath hanger. You can also hide the twine knot and add some additional flair by hanging the swag using a wide ribbon that matches the bow in the center.

To attach a swag to a horizontal or vertical post (like a stair railing), use a piece of floral wire or a zip tie around the center stem of the swag and the post.

Where can I hang a Christmas swag?

The oblong nature of a Christmas swag makes it ideal for decorating a table centerpiece, or hanging in an area where you need either a vertical or horizontal decoration (vs a round decoration like a wreath).

Hang a Christmas swag horizontally on or above a door, along a handrail or porch, on the side of a mailbox, or placed on a windowsill or bookshelf (add a battery candlestick for extra ambiance!).

Hang a Christmas swag vertically from a light or sconce, on a chair back, on staircase railings or posts, on porch pillars, or make mini swags to hang on kitchen cabinets.

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What if I want to make a Christmas swag from real branches?

You certainly can! We show you here how to make a fresh Christmas swag in 4 simple steps using cedar, fir, mistletoe, holly, boxwood, cypress, junipers, or other evergreen branches gathered from your yard – or you can shop the local florists or grocery stores, or ask a Christmas tree lot for their leftover evergreens and trimmed branches.

Where can I find Dollar Tree Christmas trees and supplies?

Dollar Tree stores typically carry a variety of Christmas decorations and crafting supplies. Check with your local store or visit their website to find the nearest location. You can also order supplies online — many in quantities as few as 4 — which is a great option for crafting with a group.

Can I make this swag with a different color scheme?

Absolutely! Feel free to adapt the color palette to match your existing decor or personal preferences. Dollar Tree often carries a range of colors in their holiday decor section.

Can I use a different type of glue for this project?

While hot glue is recommended for its quick-drying and sturdy hold, you can experiment with other strong adhesives like E6000 or a strong craft glue. Keep in mind that drying times may vary.

How to Make a Dollar Tree Door Swag from Mini Trees: Step-by-Step Tutorial

Celebrate the holiday and welcome winter with this easy and inexpensive Dollar Tree DIY Christmas swag wreath for the front door, made from 2 miniature Christmas trees and other dollar store items.
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Ingredients

  • 2 Dollar Tree white miniature Christmas trees
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Dollar Tree gold berry picks
  • Dollar Tree red berries frosted white on top
  • Dollar Tree red and black bow
  • Dollar Tree glitter vase filler
  • Dollar Tree pine picks these come in a bag
  • Twine or string
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Open up the boxes of the white Christmas trees and remove the bases. Discard the bases, as they won’t be needed for this project. Lay the trees so the ends overlap each other. Secure them with a generous amount of hot glue and some twine. Tie the twine tightly and leave some extra twine to hang the swag.
  • Use the twist tie on the back of the bow to secure it to the center of where the trees meet, tying it back tightly.
  • Use wire cutters or scissors to clip off sections of the gold berries. Add them to either side of the bow, tucking them under a bit and securing them with hot glue.
  • Lay the pine picks in an X shape and secure them to the *backside* of the trees with hot glue, allowing them to stick out a bit.
  • Add the red berries with hot glue randomly around the gold berries on both sides. I used the entire bag
  • Finally, enhance the swag by incorporating some of the silver pieces of the vase filler, adding an extra pop of color and additional texture.
  • Your Dollar Tree White Christmas Swag is now ready to adorn your home with festive charm!

Notes

Variations for the DIY Christmas Swag
While the basic tutorial provides a classic and elegant Christmas swag, feel free to get creative and add your personal touch.
  • Swap the miniature white trees for the green miniature trees for a more traditional pine swag.
  • Consider incorporating additional elements and seasonal accents like miniature ornaments, festive ribbons, dried oranges, pinecones, or even LED lights for a twinkling effect.
  • Experiment with different color combinations in ribbons and accessories to match your unique holiday theme.
  • Change the shape by changing how you layer your mini Christmas trees. Make a teardrop swag by overlapping the two swag sections and the extra greenery elements in the same direction, with all the branches pointed down and out. 

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