Make a Christmas tree dress centerpiece in less than an hour. It’s a stylish addition to your Christmas decor and a centerpiece that’s sure to be a conversation starter.
Search for a vintage-looking wire dress form at your local thrift store or craft store, then decorate with evergreens from trees or shrubs to make your Christmas tree dress centerpiece. Source the evergreen pieces from your yard or ask for Christmas tree cuttings at your local Home Depot Garden Center. Scroll down for complete step-by-step instructions.
Creating this Christmas tree dress centerpiece is an easy way to decorate for the holidays. You could also pair it with the life-sized version.
How to Make a Christmas Tree Dress Centerpiece
Tools and Materials:
- Dress form (available at a thrift store or craft store)
- Fresh evergreen cuttings such as fir, cedar, pine, boxwood, cypress, arborvitae or magnolia
- Hand pruners
- Package of 40 4-inch cable ties
- Roll of burlap
- Christmas ribbon
- Decorative spray berries
- Pinecone flowers (learn how to make them here)
- Plant ties or floral wire
- Optional: Decorative ornaments and embellishments
Steps to make this Christmas tree dress centerpiece
1. Trim fresh greenery
Determine the style of the skirt you will fashion with the evergreen branches, whether short or long. Trim the branches with garden pruners. We used arborvitae branches in these pictures.
2. Attach Greenery
At the waist of the dress form, attach the branches using cable ties to form a skirt. Be sure to pull tight. When finished, give your branches a haircut at the bottom to give your Christmas tree dress centerpiece a clean look.
3. Design bodice
For the bodice of the dress form, cut a rectangular piece of burlap from the roll. Fit it around the dress form and secure with floral wire. Secure extra greenery to the form to create straps for the dress if you wish.
4. Add embellishments
For the finishing touches of your Christmas tree dress centerpiece, add Christmas decorations and other embellishments. Cut a piece of Christmas ribbon and tie it around the waist. Attach a pinecone flower (instructions here) for the neckline of the dress.
Photos of tools and materials and DIY steps by Laura Mercer