This two page list of miniature trees range from highly realistic evergreens and palm trees, to stylized see through or white paper versions for backdrops for Christmas village settings. Most require very few materials to make and they can be used in stand alone groups for holiday decorating. The tutorials for each project are linked to the description.
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This realistic Evergreen Tree can be made sized for a doll's house Christmas display, or used to decorate a Christmas village or railroad diorama. The tree is made from a bottle brush and lycopodium moss.
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If you want to make your tiny evergreen trees or greenery look even more realistic for your model display, add these easy to assemble cones to the trees. The cones are made from punched circles of paper, attached to wires so they can be easily positioned on the tree or greenery.
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This method of making miniature palms has proved hugely popular. Readers have used them for everything from retirement and wedding cake decorations, to scenery for Christmas villages and gaming terrains. The trees can be made in any size you want. You can make them from painted paper, or use silk plant leaves you cut to suit your particular type of palm.
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These are a great family project or a way to showcase a collection of snowflake styles. I've shown them made with a single branched style of snowflake, along with the steps it takes to cut these snowflakes from a square of white printer paper. You can modify the technique to make trees from all types and colors of paper and snowflake designs.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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If you want bare branches for a fall or winter scene, you can make them easily from paper wrapped wire and acrylic paint. These trunks and branches can be used alone, or with moss, fibers, or punched paper or silk leaves to make a range of deciduous or evergreen trees in any model scale. They work well for model railroads and nativities, as well as dollhouse landscapes.
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For smaller scale villages like this quarter scale log cabin in a teacup scene, you can easily make ice covered trees using artist's mediums and sections of dried weeds. Micro beads were used to give this 'tree' the effect of berries.