The Easiest Christmas Craft. Maybe Ever.

Posted by Dani on December 10, 2013

DIY scouring pad mini trees
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.

DIY scouring pad mini trees

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.

DIY scouring pad mini trees

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?

DIY scouring pad mini trees

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.

DIY scouring pad mini trees


20 Responses to “The Easiest Christmas Craft. Maybe Ever.”

  1. Okay, that is not only the easiest but I would say the most ingenious!! I love it.

  2. You aren’t kidding it’s the easiest! It looks so cute in the snow globe, too. 🙂

  3. Okay, LOL I am so trying this with the kiddos later this week. What a hoot and what a great gift idea for the little ones in school. Moms and Dads would love these!

    • Dani says:

      Thanks Suzanne! They’re perfect for kids for sure. in fact, maybe your kids could do all of your crafting this year while you sit back and have a nice cup of coffee 😉

  4. Crystal says:

    Super cute and so unique! Love that you made a little ‘snow globe’ look out of it too! Would be a fun gift for kids to help make and give to grandparents too I think! 🙂

  5. paula schuck says:

    Well luckily I have five seconds exactly to spare!! LOL. I will look for these light fixture leftovers because that’s awesome!

  6. Maya Fitz says:

    Not only is it easy and inexpensive but it looks AMAZING!! How beautiful and perfect. Thanks for sharing. Even I can do this 😉

  7. Sonya says:

    Oh wow I love it, got to try it. What about the lights? Where did u get the lights? Battery operated?

  8. You amaze me, how can a scouring pad look so adorable!? Do these ideas hit like lighting? you should be paid the big $$$$ for these fabulous ideas! You are my hero!

    • Dani says:

      LOL thanks so much Laurie! Lots of things floating around in the brain, and once in a while something cool pops out. But there are quite a few duds, too 😉

  9. Shar says:

    Yep. Even I could do that. 🙂 Stopping by from the Christmas Extravaganza Linky Party.

  10. Rena says:

    And…if I can’t find a globe, I’ll use a Mason Jar! Mount the “tree” on the inside of the flat lid, screw on the ring, turn upside down….Voila! On my way to Family Dollar for gobs of those pads. Grandkids will love this idea. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Sheila says:

    Cute! Would be cute if you set up Christmas villages or tablescape and sprinkle with snow.

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