Monday, December 19, 2011

Scrappy Christmas Trees - Revisited

Christmas has been very quiet this year around here.  Time got away from me and it's now down to the wire for decor, planning and gift shopping.  To bring some holiday crafts to the household - I revisited this project from last year - the scrappy Christmas tree :)  Here's the tutorial from last year:


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!


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

Sharing this again (for the first time ;)) at these great Linking Parties.


Kristy said...

Very cute! :)

Kimberly said...

Adoarable! Great way to use up your fabric scraps too!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I've done this with paper - but I'm liking the look of the fabric!

milliemorganmedia said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower! I'd appreciate it if you came over to my blog and followed me back :) Thanks!

The Arizona Russums said...

these are so fun! love all the colors!

Cinthya said...

Very cute. I'm a new follower.

Sarah said...

Super Cute! Found you from the "Fun to Craft" link party this week. Merry Christmas.

Lori said...

These trees are darling!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Those are adorable!

Ginger said...

So cute! Featuring YOU tomorrow over on my blog at 11. Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me] wednesday last week. Have a Happy New Year!!

Ginger @

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