A 5 second Christmas craft? Easy enough that your kids can do it? Cheap enough that you can make a whole forest of these for just a few bucks?
People, get out your scouring pads! This is seriously green decorating.
These adorable little mini-trees are just standard kitchen metal scouring pads that have been pulled and pushed into the shape of a tree. The tiny little coils hold a tree shape beautifully – really, you can’t go wrong. This is a craft that even non-crafters can do.
And I “scoured” the whole internet – not a trace of a metal scouring pad tree anywhere. Give it a try, your friends will think you’re really clever!
This is what you start with, the humble dollar store scouring pad. A mere three for a dollar. That makes each mini tree only $.33. Almost free!
Here is one “growing” into shape. You just mash it into a cone shape. Pull the middle up. Stretch the bottom out. That’s it. Finished. You can go grab a glass of eggnog now and chill in front of a roaring fire. Your Christmas crafting is done.
I used some vintage compote bowls I had (turned upside down) to display the tiny trees. You can read about where I scored these cute bowls here.
What a sweet display! And best of all, when Christmas is over I can clean all my pots with them.