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Oh how I love Christmas time. The lights, the food, spending time with family and friends, and of course the decorations! Every year I try and make at least one new decoration for my house. Today, I’m going to share with you this year’s project: DIY felt Christmas tree’s. These are inexpensive, and don’t take a lot of time. The best part, if your kids are old enough to be trusted with scissors and sharp objects, they can help too! So toss on the Christmas music, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and let’s get going.
Gather your supplies:
pins of your choice (I used corsage pins for the large tree, and dressmaker’s pins for the small tree)
Sequins are optional!
Start by tracing circles on your felt sheets. I used a quarter, but for the larger tree I wound up using an empty tape spool since it was larger. Have a large hole punch in your scrap book supplies? Even better. Start punching. If not, just cut your circles out after tracing.
That was the hard part. It’s all down hill from here! Start pinning your little felt shingles around your styrofoam. You can use glue if you want, but I didn’t find it was needed. If you want to use sequins, just thread them on the pin first. Overlap the shingles as you go.
Before you know it, you’re done! Easy as that.
I’m displaying mine on a silver charger plate that I got at the craft store for $1.50! The silver picks up the reflections of the sequins and they look like little twinkling lights. Love it!
That’s what I call holiday cheer. You’ve got the tree theme, the felt, the sparkle, what’s more cheerful than that on Christmas?
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