Sculpted Caulk Christmas Trees
Caulk applied to a paper cone can take on many textures. Vary the look by using a plastic knife, fork, or spoon to spread the caulk in different textures.
5-Minute Tabletop Christmas Trees
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.
String Cone Tree
Make this one by covering a plumber’s cone with waxed paper. Wrap the cone with string soaked in Polycrylic finish. Remove from the cone when dry.
Wooden Cutout Christmas Trees
Free plans make these tabletop Christmas trees easy to cut out and assemble. Then decorate them with your choice of finishes.
Sandpaper Squares Christmas Tree
Stacked sandpaper squares of various sizes form this pinecone-like tree. A dowel attached to a cork plant saucer holds it all together. For a decorative touch, top with a toy train-style smokestack.
Wood Spire Christmas Trees
Add a little not-so-plain geometry to your tabletop with sleek pyramids. Cut and glue pieces of poplar board. Drill decorative holes, if desired, and backlight with an electric candle.