Monday, December 6, 2010

Felt Wrapped Christmas Trees

 Like the glass ornaments that I used to make these, I have lugged around a few foam tree cones from duplex to apartment to house and, finally, in 2010, I have used them to make a simple craft with a warm and cozy texture-Felt Wrapped Christmas Trees.

The tutorial is basic.  
1. Cut a large circle from wool-based felt (not the 100% synthetic stuff); I used the lid from my dutch oven.  
2. Starting from the center-out, draw a spiral shape on your circle using disappearing ink.  The area between your lines should get thicker as you spiral out from the center.  
3. Then, cut the spiral lines until you have one long spiraling piece of felt. Now you are ready to wrap the foam tree cone.

4. Starting from the outer end of the spiral, attach the end of the felt to your cone with hot glue.  Next, wrap the felt around the cone, gluing sporadically as you go.  When you reach the top, glue the end and cut off any remaining felt.  

5. For the top and bottom of the foam cone, I cut circles of felt to fit; then, glued them on.  

6. For ornaments, I placed pearl-headed pins around the trees.  Although, I can't decide if I like them better plain. 

*Note, before you begin gluing wrap the felt around your tree once to make sure you have a) have enough felt and b) have figured out how much you want the layers to overlap each other.

 If you too have some foam tree cones hanging around the house, now you have the perfect under 30 minute craft!

P.S.  Tomorrow morning at 10am CST, I will be on Great Day St. Louis sharing another tree craft (as well as these ornaments) that I shared last week on Young and Crafty.  Tune in if you are in the area or check back here tomorrow afternoon for the link.

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Brooke Anna said...

Love It!

Laura said...

This is gorgeous. I'm so glad I found your blog!

Alison said...

So adorable! I made some yarn wrapped trees, very similar - but I love the felt wrapped trees! So, so cute!

I came over from the girl creative link party.

alie @

Gillian Mohlman said...

I really really like that! I Think I will have to use that idea and link back to you. Thanks! Super cute.


Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

These are adorable. I love how you added the little pearls. I featured these at earlier tonight. Grab my "featured" button.

Jenna said...

Cute, love them!

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