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Topic: Felt Xmas Tree Decorations - WITH TUTORIAL  (Read 4944 times)
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« on: December 13, 2011 01:07:16 PM »

I love Felt decorations, they're so homely, so I rustled up some and a tute to make these easy peasy felt Trees, they are a great way to use up those pretty left over pieces of lace and ribbon that are too small to be useful, please tell me I'm not the only person that keeps them.   Wink

P.s please leave a comment if this doesn't make sense, I copied it from my blog and it seems to take an age to match up the right descriptions with the right photos, phewee.

What you'll need
Sheet of Green Felt or other non fraying fabric
Scraps of Brown Felt or other non fraying fabric
Old Cereal Box
Hot Glue Gun or a decent white glue
A roll of 1/4 inch Ribbon
Scraps of assorted Lace/Ribbon/Trim of all sorts
Sturdy Needle
Chop stick/Toothpick/Skewer (will save you from burning your fingers)

1. Start out by cutting a template for your Trees from your old Cereal box, mine were roughly 3 inches high by 2 inches wide you could do them all free hand but as you'll need two triangles for each decoration you want them to match. Cut an even number of these from your Green felt, if you want 6 decorations cut 12 etc etc.

2. Now for the fun part, take out your ribbon scraps and decorate your trees, in one colour, multicoloured, however takes your fancy. Leaving a bit either side to wrap around the felt piece.

3. When all ribbons are stuck down, flip over the piece and glue down the ends of the ribbon. Using the toothpick/Chopstick/Skewer push down each ribbon end until they are secure.
Here you see the messy back part and the front looking all tidy with lose ends tucked away.


4. Next up cut a piece of felt roughly 1/2 inch by 4 inches, add glue along the back and fold it in half lengthways.

5. Stick the tree trunk to the messy side of your Tree piece and cut another card triangle just a hair smaller than your felt piece. If you made a template at the beginning use this to trace around then cut it smaller, trace the new smaller piece for other decorations, you need one for each tree. Take an undecorated triangle of Green felt and stick your smaller card triangle on to it, there should be a gap around it.

6. Glue both pieces together, making sure you seal up the edges (gle then press together) to stop the card showing. Next up Marvel at your creative skills then take a ribbon, thread your sturdy needle and pierce the top of the Tree (making sure you are poking the needle through the card), pull the ribbon all the way through and tie in a double knot. Knot the ends furthest way from the tree together to then hang your tree decs.


All done Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011 01:51:57 PM »

I like the way you've used so many different ribbon/lace scraps.

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011 10:56:56 PM »

cute trees and a great use for all those bits and pieces I can never bear to throw away!  thanks for sharing your tutorial Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011 10:54:39 AM »

Very cute! I have a ton of lace/ribbon/fabric scraps that could be put to good use in a project like this! Thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011 12:57:49 PM »

what a great idea to use the felt and ribbons scraps, thank you!!!


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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011 07:03:12 AM »

I bet these would look lovely using all those darn selvages I have been saving!

Thanks for the tutorial and cute idea to use up bits!

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011 04:49:02 AM »

They remind me a bit of some of the trees in the Charlie Brown Christmas show. Thanks for posting your pics - a good project for my 12-year old. Merry Christmas!

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013 03:36:52 PM »

Perfect for all my scrapes of lace & ribbon I can't part with.
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