12 Days of Christmas Count Down Tree

12 Days of Christmas Count Down Tree

I know advent starts earlier, but this year, since I like to give little candies or small toys each day, I thought I’d limit the gifting to 12 days and made this cute little gold 12 Days of Christmas Count Down Tree.

As part of December’s Dollar Bin Challenge, a bunch of Bloggers and I got together and purchased mini trees from a retail store dollar bin. We all put our very own creative spin on them. Here’s the tree!

12 Days of Christmas Tree Dollar bin Challenge

Cute, right? It was only $3.00 at Target. Here is how I made mine.


  • Mini Tree
  • Glittered Letters
  • Raffia Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tree Topper Embellishments of Choice
  • 12 Small Boxes and Bags
  • Gift Wrapping Embellishments of Choice (ribbon, stickers, decorative tape)

I wanted to put “Merry & Bright” on my mini garland, so I found these cute adhesive gold sparkly letters.

12 Days of Christmas Tree Decor

I removed the paper backing and carefully hot glued each letter onto some raffia ribbon.

12 Days of Christmas Tree Garland

For the tree topper, I found these to pieces in the Christmas bins at Jo-Ann’s and intertwined them together.

12 Days of Christmas Tree Topper

I also wrapped 12 small toys, candies, and chocolates in different boxes and mini gift bags.  I used any small boxes I could find around the house. I embellished them in gold stickers and ribbon to match the tree.

12 Days of Christmas Tree Advent

We will start our countdown on December 13th this year through the 24th. Mia’s three cousins will be here on the 19th, so I made sure to put a little extra in the boxes for her to share.

12 Days of Christmas Tree

Be sure to stop by and see what the other talented participants of the December Dollar Bin Challenge did with their mini trees!

Dollar Bin Challenge (577x650)

Tina from Zoo Cutie Printables

Robin from Crafting Mommy of Two

Jenny from Simply Creative Ways

Monika from Life With Love Bugs

Also, in case you missed them, here are a few other easy Christmas crafts I have done over the years!


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