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Learn how to make three charming DIY Christmas tree alternatives — perfect for small spaces — including a miniature tree, a magnolia arrangement and chic birch poles with twinkle lights. Style expert Peter Paquette demonstrates how easy it is to create these on-trend pieces using materials from your local gardening centre and hardware store.

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Miniature Tree Supplies
* Miniature artificial tree
* Burlap or Fabric
* Twine
* Small scale ornaments

Magnolia Arrangement Supplies
* Cylindrical vase
* Magnolia branches
* Branches with red berries

Wrapped Birch Poles Supplies
* Birch branches/poles
* White C7 sized Christmas lights cord – Studio Specialties
* Variety of colours and shapes of C7 sized bulbs
* Staple gun

Duration: 
4:21

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In This Episode

Watch videos of our favourite holiday segments from past seasons of H&H Online TV! Stay tuned for all new segments January 2nd!

Get ready for the festive weekend ahead! Baker Robyn Coffey shares a scrumptious recipe for shortbread cookies stuffed with Smarties, Caramilk bars and dark chocolate with Lynda Reeves. Get DIY ideas for alternative Christmas trees including trendy birch logs wrapped with twinkle lights, a magnolia leaf arrangement and a potted tree. Plus, Cameron MacNeil and Trish Johnston demonstrate how to make pretty, budget-friendly front door wreaths in minutes!

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**Miniature Tree Supplies** * Miniature artificial tree * Burlap or Fabric * Twine * Small scale ornaments **Magnolia Arrangement Supplies** * Cylindrical vase * Magnolia branches * Branches with red berries **Wrapped Birch Poles Supplies** * Birch branches/poles * White C7 sized Christmas lights cord – [Studio Specialties](www.studiospecialties.ca) * Variety of colours and shapes of C7 sized bulbs * Staple gun

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynda Reeves

DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO

Sheri Graham Delagran

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jason Stickley

SEGMENT PRODUCER

Ryan Louis

EDITORS

Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

Michael Zimmermann

ONLINE DESIGNER

Julie Aubie

Runtime: 4:21
Released: December 13, 2010
Featuring: Peter Paquette
Channel: DIY