I am crazy excited about Christmas this year. I always am but each year it seems to get more fun and exciting with the kids! Anyway, I had to use my amateur sewing skills to make something. Last year it was pillows and this year Christmas trees.
I started off with my green fabric scraps. I just cut out various tree shapes. For most of the fabrics, I cut out three different sizes of trees.
For my first set, I used some red ribbon to "trim" the tree. I cut it in three pieces and set it up where I wanted it on the little tree.
Then I put the two pieces of fabric right sides together and pinned the ribbon in place.
I took it to the machine and sewed the pieces together leaving an opening in the bottom middle for turning and to leave a space for the tree trunk.
I used some old wooden spools that my Mom had given me. I just used the plain ones without writing on them. You can buy those plain wooden ones at Hobby Lobby actually.
Next I turned the tree right side out and then used my craft glue to attach the trunk. I lined the opening with glue and also put it around the top of the trunk.
Then I popped the trunk in place and held it together for a minute to make sure it was secure.
So this is what they looked like at the bottom...
And this is what they looked like standing up...
I ended up loving them so much that I made a few more sets. I have someone in mind for each of them.
And then Avery and Mia needed some for their pink Christmas room. Avery chose from the fabric scraps leftover from their bedroom makeover and wanted pink ribbon of course. She wanted each side to be a different color so she could switch them up. She is her Momma's daughter for sure!
Then I decided to make a single one just for us. I put a little pennant banner garland on it using the scraps from the one I made for our real tree. I love it.
The possibilites for these trees are endless! If I had brown paint on hand, I would have painted some of the trunks dark brown. I had a hundred ideas in my head but after the 6th set, I was ready to be done with the tree making. Maybe next year.
I'll be back next week to share some of my favorite parts of our "Christmas house".
I'll be linking the mini trees to these parties. Can't wait to see all the other homemade Christmas ideas out there!