Thursday, December 8, 2011

Felt Christmas Tree {Tutorial}

Oi Christmas Tree....
Really Oi, this tree has pushed to my crafty end....but first let me introduce myself.  Hi I'm Tammy from Type A, Happy Holidays!
I really want to thank Karen for letting be a guest here at Pocket Full of Pink!  I just love her blog, and being a guest is really a great honor!  Thanks for letting little old me stop by!
Back to Oi.  This is one of my favorite projects, but it's a lot more time conusming that I thought it would be.  And I had to drive round trip for an hour, twice to buy felt...if I had only bought the right amount to begin with.  Only.
Lucky for the Tree, all the gas I used in my momma van was worth it!
Close up of the very top, this section kinda stumped me. 
Supplies.  Very important.  I doubt I would have made this tree with out my Sizzix.  I can't imagine cutting out 180 individual leaves.  Nope.
1 Sizzix
1 Leaf die
Felt, about 12 9x12 sheets
Stick Pins, roughly 225!
1 Large foam cone
The rest of the supplies.  I used two different colors of felt, to add depth, and because at first I was in denial and didn't want to drive another hour for more.  Even that fix did help. 
Here's the first row.  They are staggered, but only because my leaf die cut out two different sizes.  I wanted the bottom point of the leaves to line up, so I had to stagger the them at the top.  I alternated each size, and stuck a pin in the top.  Hot glue wont work on a foam cone.
Bottom shot.  Then I flipped it over and stuck pins in each one to hold them down, and so I wouldn't have to try to cut them off.  My luck I would have cut them all crooked.
Then you just work your way to the top, one row at a time.  A side from alternating the size of the leaves, the color pattern is totally random.
Again, TADA!
Here it is out with the rest of my Christmas Decor!
Happy Holidays!!!

Thanks so much Tammy for stopping by!  I love her felt Christmas tree!  Felt is a pretty and inexpensive craft to work with.  I love it!


  1. Your tree turned out really cute:) I love that you decorate with some angel wings for Christmas. I've never thought of using angel wings before:) Nice job! Stay Fashionable! Love, Candy

  2. Karen, thanks again for letting me be a guest! xx Tammy

    Candy, thanks. I'm totally addicted to angel wings. I have a give away at my blog for a pair right now!

  3. Cute tree! Good thing you had a die cut, that would take a hot forever to cut all of the leaves by hand. ;) Love the rolled paper and pointsettia also.


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