It’s the most wonderful time of the year, still got no Christmas tree? Living in a small apartment can be frustrating during the holidays when you are in a great mood for decorating. If your home does not have the space to fit a large tree, I’ve found one of the best small apartment hacks: make your own neutral Christmas tree in 3 simple steps!

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A mini Christmas tree may be tiny but it will bring holiday cheer to any dwelling, large or small! This step-by-step tutorial does not require any tool at all. All the materials could be assembled (and disassembled) in a snap. You can get your artificial Christmas tree at any mall nearest you or online via eBay or Amazon. Are you ready to make your own mini tree? Let’s get started:

You will need:

1 artificial mini Christmas tree
1 plastic bucket
1 wicker basket
1 faux fur rug (or a Christmas-y blanket)
Your choice of Christmas ornaments

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Step 1: Assembling the Base

The basket will serve as the tree skirt. Choose a basket that’s large enough to keep the tree stable but compact enough that it won’t hog the floor space. Flip the basket then place the bucket upside down. The bucket works as the tree stand.

No need to fill up the basket with gravel to keep the tree stable. With a lightweight base, you can move the tree around whenever! After the base is done, just pop the tree on top of the bucket and the tree is up and ready for decors.

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Step 2: Decorate the Tree

Wrap a decorative rug or blanket around the bottom of the tree. Accessorize with string lights, tinsel, or your ornaments of choice! In the tutorial, the tree ornaments were kept at a bare minimum. If you want a standout tree then by all means, decorate it the way you want.

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Step 3: Finishing Touches

After decorating the tree, surround the base with presents, add your favorite decors (like a couple of throw pillows and a blanket to warm up the space) and there you go, your home is now ready for the holidays!

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