I know you are so busy.
I know you’re shopping and baking and wrapping and decorating.
And going to parties and Christmas concerts and parades and tree lighting ceremonies.
After all…..t’s the busiest time of the year.
But just in case you had a few extra minutes.
Just in case you wanted to make those little felt trees sitting over there on the Merry Mantel…..I have a tutorial.
If you need step-by-step…..I’ve got pictures and detailed instructions.
If you only have a minute and you speak tutorial….I’ve got cliff notes.
You can pin the graphic for later and still make it in time for the caroling party.
Layered Felt Trees
Cliff Notes for Felted Tree Project
And now here’s the full tutorial:
Step 1: Cut circles from felt squares
Purchase felt squares from craft store. Then trace around a plate, coffee cup, glass etc. to make a circle.
Cut circle out of felt.
I made two sizes.
I traced a small plate and then I traced the edge of a coffee cup.
You will need three large circles and one small circle.
edited to add: I was able to get two large circles from one square of felt and four small circles from one square of felt.
Step 2: Fold large circle in half
Add a drop of hot glue to hold circle closed.
Step 3: Fold circle other direction
Turn the felt the other direction and fold into two triangles.
Hot glue each triangle at the end to hold closed.
This is the first layer of your tree.
Step 4: Repeat step 2 with the next layer of felt
Fold another circle in half and hot glue to the first layer of the tree.
Step 5: Fold circle in other direction
Repeat step 3 to form two more triangles and the next layer of the tree.
Repeat for two more layers until the tree has four layers.
edited to add: I made some of the trees with three or five layers to create different heights.
Step 6: Add wooden ball to bottom of tree
I found wooden balls at the craft store with a flat bottom so the tree can stand.
Add a bead of hot glue to the top part of the ball and press the felt tree onto the ball.
Step 7: Add wooden ball to the top of the completed tree
Add a drop of hot glue to the top of the tree.
Lightly press the small ball into the top.
And I made all of them for under $10.00.
It took me less than an hour to make all these trees and deck my halls.
Fa la la la la….la la la la.
PS I’m really a cliff notes kind of person….how about you?
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