Have you noticed that traditional holiday tree toppers (stars, angels, etc.) have gone slightly out of style this year?No matter. These tiny paper trees make delightful woodland toppers for your holiday sweet table - picture a tiny forest of these trees growing from the top of your buche de noel! - and are a quick festive craft perfect for idle hands now that school is out for the holidays. Simply gather a few paper straws leftover from your last cocktail party and start crafting: Fold a piece of pretty craft or wrapping paper in half with the patterned side facing inwards and trace a freehand tree along the fold. Cut the tree out and use it as a template for a few more. We used three trees per straw topper but you can cut and use as many as you want.
Cut the paper straws down to varying sizes - it looks cuter when the trees sit at different heights - and use craft glue along the fold to affix the paper trees to each straw. Top each tree with a glittery mini pom pom and plant in a 'snowdrift' of white icing.
A pillar vase filled with mini ornaments and topped with a plate makes a festive cake stand for your holiday dessert offerings.