This is the easiest Christmas craft, maybe in the history of Christmas crafts. I’m pretty sure of it. And it might be also the cheapest, although I couldn’t guarantee it. It’s definitely the most environmentally friendly, because you can scrub your pots with your cute little trees after the holidays are over.
We featured these little guys last year. I think they were my favourite craft of the season. I especially loved how I was pulling little tiny trees out of the cupboard under the sink every time I had a dirty pot at least until April.
They are fast and fun, and even the most craft-challenged people can bang these off in no time. Are you in love with the bottle brush trees you see all over the internet this time of year? STAY AWAY FROM THEM. Way too complicated to make. Make my scouring pad trees instead. You can whip off half a dozen of them in about 1.5 minutes flat.
And did I mention they cost 33 cents each? When was the last time you made anything for 33 cents?
Here are the instructions. Get ready.
How To Make A Scouring Pad Christmas Tree In 5 Seconds Flat
1. Grab a scouring pad.
2. Mash it into a tree shape.
3. Go have a nice cup of hot chocolate and laugh at all those Pinterest people trying to give their bottle brushes a tree haircut.
This year I upgraded the craft to give it a bit of a snow globe look, because those are all rage on Pinterest, too. I used a round glass globe shade that I found at Habitat for Humanity for $1 and I added some IKEA mini lights that I had. Sweet, non?
And all for $1.33????
I should really call this craft Cheap Cute Instant Easy Reusable Mini Trees That Will Make Your Friends Think You’re Brilliant. That’s a little long, so we’ll stick with Scouring Pad Mini Trees. But you and I both know the truth.