Dollar Store Christmas Tree of Presents

I just love Christmas crafting, and I especially love making trees of all kinds. This weekend I made this Christmas tree out of packages of presents that I found at the dollar store. It was so easy to make and only took about 45 minutes. I just love quick and simple crafts, especially at this time of year.

How to make a miniature presents Christmas tree

The presents came in four different sizes.


Dollar Store Christmas Tree of Presents

I cut a circle out of a picture cardboard backing that I saved, and spray painted it green. This circle gives the tree a solid base.


Dollar Store Christmas Tree of Presents

Then I just glued on the presents with my glue gun, starting at the bottom with the largest and working my way up. With each level up I went slightly inward. Here’s a view of how it looks from the bottom.


Dollar Store Christmas Tree of Presents

Here’s a close up of the presents. They’re so pretty with all the different colours. I kept the bows on the outside so they would be the decorations on the tree.


Dollar Store Christmas Tree of Presents

I did two rows of the largest presents and three rows each of the next three sizes. Then I simply added a present on top. Soooo simple!! The finished tree is about 7″ wide at the bottom, and about 13″ tall.

Dollar Store Christmas Tree of Presents

I used about 6 1/2 packages of the presents so it cost me $6.50. This is actually a little on the expensive side for me, but I just loved these cute presents and I couldn’t resist making this tree. I think it’s so pretty.


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How to make a miniature presents Christmas tree

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!



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  1. That is so adorable and cute! Makes for a really nice centerpiece!

      1. Nancy Stoner says:

        I have had one of these for years and put it on my coffee table every year. A friend mad these and I bought them for all my friends,

        1. How wonderful! I enjoy mine each year too.

  2. That is awesome. I may even try that if I can get to the dollar store. I am following you.

    1. Thank you so much Hanna! It's so sweet of you to stop by and follow. It's so great to have you along! Happy Holidays to you too!

  3. Thanks for sharing this cute project at Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the dollar store. Your tree looks so pretty with all the gifts on it!


    1. Thanks Jody! The dollar store is just awesome. I always get some kind of idea when I'm browsing through the aisles.

  4. Hi Tuula,
    I was browsing through your older blogs and came across the Presents Tree. I would like to offer another idea to do the the presents. My sister-in-law made 4-5 foot garland out of mini presents that she had take the time to cut the Styrofoam, xmas gift wrap, thin ribbon, and then proceeded to hand wrap them all. She strung them with larger beads in between them. The one big difference is that she stayed with only 2 colors of wrapping paper, then alternated them. It is stunning draped over my antique mirrors, sideboard, or mantle. But the multiple presents from the Dollar store is very fun and festive.
    As usual, thank you for sharing your ingenious ideas! Merry Christmas to all in the year 2015.
    Judy :*j

    1. Wow Judy! That garland sounds absolutely lovely. She made them from scratch? I’m so impressed. That would work with the dollar store presents too, but probably not as nice.

  5. Hi Tuula:
    Would you tell me how many presents per size did you use?


    1. Hi Gloria. Since I made this project a few years ago I honestly can’t say how many of the little presents I used, and I gave the tree away as a gift last year. I may have to make another one to find out. I just bought a bunch of presents in various sizes and winged it as I went.

  6. Very pretty….so I’m thinking of cutting a hole in the cardboard and inserting a battery tealight..or bigger ….inside….thoughts?

    1. Thanks Marybeth! My tree has the presents quite close together so I don’t think the light would shine through because the presents are solid. You could perhaps try leaving gaps between the presents and see how that looks with the battery tealight.