Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Styrofoam Christmas Trees

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 3!!

I couple years ago, I made a nativity out of felt.  I decided to make some trees to go around it to add to the scene.

Here's what you need:
Styrofoam cones in various sizes
felt
yarn
scrapbook paper
circlet punch

For the first tree, I used some brown yarn.  I first hot glued a piece of felt to the bottom of the tree, cut to fit.  Then I just started wrapping the yarn around, hot gluing every so often.



Once I was done, I decided to add some circle garland.  Using a circle punch, I punched circles out of scrapbook paper and sewed them together into a garland.


 Then, I just wrapped the garland around the tree and hot glued in a few spots.


For the next tree, I covered it with felt.  I made this simple pattern and cut out the shape from various colors of felt.



Again, I first covered the bottom of the cone with a felt circle, then just started hot-gluing the felt on overlapping in various spots.  I also glued a strip of felt around the bottom to start.







When I got to the top, I glued a circle around the top and then continued with the overlapping felt.



Last one!  Using a larger circle punch, I punched many circles out of  scrapbook paper.

I covered the bottom of the tree with a felt circle again.  I also glued a felt strip around the bottom and a felt circle around the top, wrapping it around.

Then I just started hot-gluing the paper circles on in rows until it was covered.





Last thing I did was make a felt star, by tracing a cookie cutter onto felt.

Stitching it up, stuffing it and putting toothpick in one end.


Here are all the trees....

And here they are with the nativity....







1 comment:

  1. Very cute! All three look nice--hard to pick but the paper circle tree is probably my favorite.

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