Sunday, November 21, 2010

Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas - The Fabric Tree

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas :)

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These small fabric Christmas trees will add some holiday spirit every space. Here's a quick picture tutorial on how to make these trees for yourself - and of course I turned to my 12 Days of Christmas Moda Charm pack.

Materials (for each tree): 
  • Various sized fabric squares 2" - 5".  Need about 4-5 squares 
  • Strip of fabric -  2" x 8"
  • Straw
  • Small Play-Doh container - emptied
  • hot glue gun
  • some tiny 'ornaments' to decorate the tree with - I used a sparkly paper cut out for the top ornament and some beaded string for the tree. 
  1. Get your materials ready and hot glue gun heated
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  3. Cut each fabric square into a free form circle - you could make the edges ruffled like pictured or any other decorative edging of your choosing.  Cut out 4-5 of this circles - each one a little smaller than the previous.
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  5. Starting from the largest fabric circle cutout, hot glue fabric onto the straw.  I gather the fabric slightly to make it even around the straw.  Leave about 1/3"-1/2" between each piece of fabric.
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  7. Trim off the straw on the top of your tree - up against the fabric.  Trim off base of the tree - make sure you leave enough straw so that the tree sits nicely in the Play-Doh container.
  8. Put some hot glue on the emptied Play Doh container (I use those tiny Play-Doh containers) and wrap the 2" fabric strips around it.  This will be the base of the tree.
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  10. Put a bunch of hot glue in the center of the Play-Doh container and stick your tree in - the straw part only not the fabric :).
  11. Decorate your tree however you like.
And voila - your very own mini (fabric) Christmas tree!

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    Right now these has been in the possession of my 3 year old - yes these trees are very durable ;)
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    31 comments:

    Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

    Great project! Very cute, thanks for sharing!

    Ivory Spring said...

    Cute! You, my friend, have been busy!

    Let'sMakeADifference said...

    Adorable and do-able!! I'm visiting from a blog hop. I'm a new follower. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

    Kim said...

    How darling, I love how fluttery your trees are. I'd love for you to link with Fabric Fun Thursday this week.

    Erin said...

    Those are too cute!! I love their fluttery skirts. :)

    Janet said...

    These are so cute and creative!

    April said...

    Those are so sweet! What a great idea!

    Christie, Describe Happy said...

    Oh, these are fantastic! Nice way to show off some fun scraps and it's seems like a breeze to pull some together. Thanks for the idea!

    jcrafts said...

    These are too cute! I'm a new follower! Great job!

    Kristie said...

    These are so fun!

    Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

    These are darling!

    Elizabeth D. said...

    Holy moly these are cute!!! Thanks for the easy tute, too :)

    Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

    these look awesome! If you have a chance I'd love for you to come link up to Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays. www.ladybug-blessings.com

    Heather Collins said...

    Those are so cute and modern!

    QuiltyGirl said...

    Cute idea!

    Sandy Ang said...

    These look incredible !

    Jana said...

    These turned out super cute!

    Link up!

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party-3.html

    Naturally Carol said...

    They are the sweetest little trees, I think I will make one...or several, very clever idea!

    AmieAnn said...

    These are adorable! What a great way to change it up from the ribbon trees! Hope you share with my Pink HIppo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/11/pink-hippo-party-4.html

    Mandy said...

    Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

    Jen said...

    Way cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Linda@Coastal Charm said...

    These are so dang cute...thanks so much for sharing them at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    Cozy Home Scenes said...

    Very cute idea. I like how they aren't so traditional too!

    Wabi-Sabi Wanderings said...

    I've been mulling over how to create some wintery trees for the kids' nature table, and you've just brilliantly added to the inspiration. These trees are sweet. Thank you for the tutorial.

    AmieAnn said...

    Hi Qui~ I featured your trees on my blog @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/11/pink-hippo-party-5.html
    Hope you grab your featured button and link up again!

    Maggie said...

    aww so cute.
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

    Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

    These are adorable - I love the fabric too! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn

    Aunt Spicy said...

    I have such a weakness for fabric trees! And gosh, I just adore these!

    Scrappy Gifts said...

    WOW so cute! Love that you used play doh containers.

    Inspire Me Heather said...

    Your sweet little trees are so cute! - I linked them up to my "Christmas trees" post too!

    Jessica Hills said...

    Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today on FTF! Grab a featured button if you would like one and don't already have one! Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

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