As I was looking for ways to use my fabric scraps, I came across this adorable idea for making Christmas trees from fabric scraps! These look like the perfect size for my village!
Here's how I made them, based on these instructions from The Small Object Steno Pad.
- 4 fabrics (I'm going to make one with different fabrics, one all green felt)
- light or medium weight interfacing, depending on the weight of your fabric (I didn't use this with the felt)
- hot glue
- something to trace the pattern on to the fabric
- an iron
Place your pattern on your fabric (ironed flat, if needed). Trace around the pattern, then cut. Repeat for each pattern piece. Cut out a matching piece of interfacing for each pattern piece.
For fabric trees, following the interfacing instructions, iron the interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric pieces. I didn't use interfacing on my felt tree.
Again, just for the fabric trees, not the felt -- Using a zig zag stitch, sew all the way around each fabric piece, keeping close to the edges.
Now it's time to make your cones. You could sew these, but I just used hot glue. I applied glue from the bottom edge to about 1-1.5 inches in, and up in a triangular shape. Quickly make the cone shape, pressing fabric together to secure the glue. See my picture below. Repeat for the remaining 3 cones. I'll show you with the felt, it's easier to see in these pictures:
Stack your cones to form your tree. If they need some support, try putting a little tissue paper inside each. Mine didn't need any hot glue to stay together. I think they will be easier to store "nested" when I'm ready to put them away so I did not glue them together. They stand together well without any glue!
Felt works great too.. I need to find some decorations for this one.
You could have a lot of fun embellishing the felt one! So many possibilities here!
~ Have fun!
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