Repurposed Christmas Tart Tin Tree

I love to repurpose kitchen stuff into, well, almost anything. This tart tin tree is a quick, easy, and inexpensive project.

How to make miniature tart tin Christmas trees

Tart tins can be found at thrift stores, garage sales, and even the local dollar store.


repurposed Christmas tart tin tree

For this tree all I needed was 3 small tart tins in varying sizes, two styrofoam balls (the ones I’m using have silver glitter on them just in case they can be seen), and a rhinestone earring… all from my various thrifted stashes.


repurposed Christmas tart tin tree

I glued the styrofoam balls between the tart tins.


rerepurposed Christmas tart tin tree

When I was done I went into my hardware junk stash and found this threaded thingamabob for the stem, and I glued it on the bottom


repurposed Christmas tart tin tree

Then I simply glued the rhinestone earring on the top and voila.

Done and done.

Took me all of 5 minutes.  I could have made a whole forest in half an hour if I had more of the smallest tart tins.

If you wanted it to be permanent I would suggest using E6000 glue, but I like that I can take it apart when the Christmas season is over and use the parts for other things.


repurposed Christmas tart tin tree

You could certainly embellish it any way you want to as well, but I like it just the way it is. Sweet and simple.

If you enjoyed this project, you might also enjoy  my repurposed angel ornaments and vintage cookie press disk ornaments.


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How to make miniature tart tin Christmas trees

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!



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  1. Just beautiful! Is the color on them their own patina or is it reflection from things around? Whatever it is, it makes them so lovely! Another winner for you and nother kick for me for getting rid if mine! Hope you are feeling better. I was down last week, too. Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! I’m finally on the other side of this silly cold. I hope you’re feeling better too. 🙂 The tart tins do have a lovely patina all their own.

  2. Rowena Fengel says:

    Really cute!! Tart tins around here and online are SO expensive. It’s great when you can repurpose with something in expensive but to start from buying new it is harder.
    Love thevproject!!

    1. Thanks Rowena! I know what you mean. Almost all of the things I buy are from thrift stores. I’m pretty much incapable of paying retail prices. They’re just too high for me. I buy things when I see them, and wait for when I need them.

    1. Thanks very much Kris!

  3. Gladys @ Perpetual Petals...and more says:

    These are great! Is there an easier way to pin this great ideas? Can’t find them on your pinterest page…

    1. Thanks Gladys! You can pin using the sharing buttons at the top and bottom of the post. Thanks so much for wanting to pin. I appreciate it!

  4. I would love an entire forest of these trees! Merry Christmas, Tuula!

    1. Merry Christmas Tina! 🙂

  5. mary scott says:

    So precious! Thanks

    1. Thanks very much Mary!

  6. Aww, that is so very sweet! Love the simplicity of the project! I’m looking out for vintage tart tins. I’ve been under the weather with a bad cold too. Let’s hope we are both getting better soon so we can enjoy the holiday a little more.

    Merry Christmas Tuula!

    1. Thanks Florence! I am feeling better now. Not 100% yet, but getting there. I hope you are too. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  7. Love the sweet simplicity of it. I would love to make a whole forest full for a shelf. Cute!

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! I’ll be on the lookout for more of the smaller tart tins so I can make a few more next year. I’d love to do a shelf vignette.

  8. Great idea, Tuula! Your trees are adorable! Repurposing is always so much fun, isn’t it?

    1. Thanks Julia! I totally agree. It’s my favourite thing to do. 🙂

  9. Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather, Tuula–hope you’re feeling better soon. Your tree is absolutely adorable. I think it’s so clever that you found a way to separate the pans to using the Styrofoam balls, very clever. I will definitely be on the lookout for these type of tins. Thanks for linking up your creation with us at Vintage Charm and Happy New Year!

      1. Thanks so much Diana! I appreciate the shares. 🙂

  10. You can bet I’ll be on the look out for some tart tins in graduated sizes. Your little tree is adorable. Thank you for sharing your excellent tutorial with us at Vintage Charm.

    1. Thanks very much Sharon! I’m on the lookout for more too.