Learn how to make these easy and fun fabric Christmas trees for a sweet country farmhouse look anywhere in your home this season.
It wouldn't be a holiday if there wasn't at least one blog hop. Today I'm participating in a DIY Blog Hop hosted by Leigh from The Little by Little Home. There are ten bloggers sharing amazing Christmas DIY projects. If you are coming from Jenron-Designs welcome. I hope you enjoy your time here and stick around.
All are listed at the bottom of this post. But first I want to show you how I made these fun and festive fabric Christmas trees.
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Making Stuffed Fabric Christmas Trees
Print out the template and cut out the tree shape.
Trace around the tree onto two pieces of fabric with wrong sides together using a tracing pen or light pencil.
Sew on the traced lines leaving two inches at the bottom open. Then cut out the tree about 1/4 inch from the stitches. You could also cut out the tree and then sew a 1/4 inch seam from the edge leaving space open at the bottom center.
Stuff the tree with fiberfill or other stuffing material.
Decide how tall you want your tree and cut the dowel rod to fit. Paint or stain one end that will show. The other end will be inside the tree.
Push the rod into the center of the tree and hot glue the opening around the dowel.
Use a 6 inch round of burlap to create a sack. Sew basting (loose) stitches all around about 1/2 inch from the edge.
Pull on the threads to gather the burlap and tie together. Fill the sack with ground walnut shells, sand or other similar material.
Place the tree into the sack and hot glue the top of the burlap to the dowel rod. The ground walnut shells or sand will anchor and hold the dowel rod in place. For an added touch you can then tie a piece of twine around the top.
Display your trees on a table, mantel, or anywhere that you want to add a bit of whimsy and cuteness.
Next up is our host Leigh from The Little by Little Home. Hop over and see what she's creating this season. You can find all of the posts listed below.
- Coordinating Fabric for Trees
- Dowel rods
- Brown craft paint or stain
- Burlap fabric
- Ground walnut shells or sand
- Fabric marker
- Sewing machine
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Print out the template and cut out the tree shape.
- Trace around the tree onto two pieces of fabric with wrong sides together using a tracing pen or light pencil.
- Sew on the traced lines leaving two inches at the bottom open.
- Cut out the tree about 1/4 inch from the stitches.
- Stuff the tree with fiberfill.
- Cut the dowel rod to the desired length.
- Paint or stain one end that will show.
- Insert the rod into the center of the tree and hot glue the opening closed at the base.
- Use a 6 inch round of burlap to create a sack.
- Sew basting (loose) stitches all around about 1/2 inch from the edge.
- Pull the threads to gather the burlap and tie them together.
- Fill the sack with ground walnut shells, sand, or other similar material.
- Place the tree into the sack and hot glue the top of the burlap to the dowel.
- Wrap a piece of twine around the top of the sack and tie it into a bow.
Get creative and use different materials that you already have around the house for the fillers and dowels. Instead of ground walnut shells, you can use sand, salt, small beans, etc.. You could use branches from outside for the dowel rods and you could you any kind of fabric for the sack.