Fabric Christmas trees – I’ve been wanting something like this on my mantel for a while and I finally decided to make it. This is the first year we’re decorating our mantel. Thus, time to get merry!
The fabric is fun and not overly Christmasy, yet just farmhouse plaid enough. Plus, it’s soft and cozy. Okay, let’s get started.
What You Need
- tree form
- 1/4-1/2 a yard of fabric
- glue gun
- glue sticks
First – you’re going to want to make your tree form. I thought about making one out of cardboard, yet when I saw these at the dollar store I just got them. The big one was $3.00 and the little one was $1.25. The forms are made out of plastic and the shinny garland gives the tree some body, so that’s a bonus.
Let’s start with the little tree. The first thing I did was practice wrap my tree to ensure I had enough fabric. And, also, ensure that the width wasn’t too large or small.
Next, I fit the top and used the glue gun to hold the top in place.
Once the top is secure, I wrapped the whole tree and tucked the bottom under. See how sloppy it looks? Time to clean it up.
I folded all the raw edges inward and glued the fabric in various spots. Often I glued fabric to fabric, yet it’s just going to sit on the mantel, so just a bit of glue will hold.
Time for the large fabric Christmas trees. Again, start the same way. On this one, I had to serge a few strips of fabric together, yet you’d never notice. You’ll want to be sure you test wrap your tree before gluing anything down. You certainly don’t want to start and then run out of fabric.
There are two key tips for this project – keep the fabric tight and fold under the raw edges. That way your fabric Christmas trees will look stunning.
They look great together, don’t they?
On the mantel, so pretty. Oh, and my reversible dog stocking – that was a fun project, too.
Thanks so much for visiting this holiday season! Enjoy decorating your home and making memories – memories are the best. Bye!