Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mini Fabric Christmas Trees

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!

Happy Tuesday!

52 comments:

  1. So cute!Love the pennant garland, sweet!

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  2. Very cute. Love every one of the trees!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. These are adorable. Love all the fabric, & trim combinations. Thank you, thank you!

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  4. Adorable! I love the simplistic shapes and ribbon embellishments. I also love that they're grouped in 'threes.'

    I could see a whole forest of these sitting atop a table. Thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday! :o)

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  5. those are so adorable! i love the garland one:)

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  6. The trees are just too cute! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Sherry@Back2Vintage

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  7. Those are too cute! Love the ones for your daughters room!

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  8. Oh I LOVE these! How cute, love the little spool for the stump as well!! And the bunting is such a cute and fun touch-great job!

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  9. These are adorable! What a great way to use fabric remnants, as well. Great idea on the spool trunk! Thanks for sharing these!

    Merry Christmas!
    ~Michelle

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  10. So cute! That penant garland is just too fabulous! Love it!

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  11. Too cute! I am in love with those trees!I would love for you to stop by Wiccan Make Some Too's Wickedly Crafty Saturdays & share this! You have until Wednesday for the link up to close. http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2010/12/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-4.html

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  12. so cute! I love the last one with the polka dots and the pennant banner around it!!! SUPER CUTE!! LOve this idea! There has been so many clever tree decor ideas in blogland! Im loving this one :)

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  13. Those are adorable and like everyone said, so many possibilities! Very clever, Tiffany.

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  14. Oh sooooooooooooo cute! Thanks for sharing, I just may have to whip some of these up. Love them!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Jeanette

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  15. those are so cute! Now I want to make some trees!!

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  16. very cute!
    those would make such cute gift set too.

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  17. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today, again! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  18. These are just too cute!
    I shared a link to these on my blog's, A Glimpse Inside, FB page.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/AGlimpseInside

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  19. I LOVE these!!! thanks for linking up!!

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  20. Just wow! the little wooden spool trunks almost sent me over the edge. I LOVE them!

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  21. I loved these, so I ran-sacked my craft room and found some green fabric and red ribbon, stole stuffing out of an old pillow and now I have 3 super cute little trees! My kids now want me to make one for them, it's time to head to the craft store I need more "stumps"! Thank you for sharing this.

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  22. This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. saw you on frugalicious friday- holy super cuteness!!! wow I totally love this idea and really want to make these for next Christmas! and the one with the pennant banners- too cute :D thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. So cute...and adorable:)
    Thanks for sharing...

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  25. These are so darling. Thanks for sharing how to make them. I love tutorials. Best wishes for a happy Christmas. Linda

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  26. Adorable. I want to make some now! Happy 4. Advent.

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  27. Such a great idea!! Featuring on my sight. Can't wait to make some.

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  28. Those are SUPER cute. I love the spools! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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  29. Love these! My mom is making some so I'm excited to see what hers look like in person!

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  30. So adorable. I love xmas decorations!

    popping by from Market Yourself Monday from Sumo's Sweet Stuff :)

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  31. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DARLING! i love the ones with the pennant garland on them. I want a set ;) Very creative and darling. Jen-CraftOManiac

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  32. oh my goodness gracious, this is just the most adorable thing I've seen - maybe ever! So sweetly creative you are! Just love these adorable little trees on their thread spools! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. These are beyond adorable!!! Love your blog. So glad I found it today! Hoping you'll visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  34. Love it!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-mini-christmas-tree-softie/2010/12/21/

    --Anne

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  35. These are so fun! I love them!
    Might have to be on my to do list for tomorrow night!

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  36. Really lovely - your little trees!! Thank you so much for charing this idea with us!!

    Liebe Grüße,
    Sabine from Germany

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  37. Such an adorable set of trees! I can't wait to make a few. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. these are very cute, the one in the last photo is my favorite!

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  39. So cute! I like most the green-red trees.

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  40. These are just darling....as we say in the south! I just wanted to know the measurements of these adorable trees!

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  41. dear mrs. c, i wish i could give you some measurements but i gave them all away and don't have any to measure! : ) they were all different sizes. i didn't use patterns, just cut random tree shapes. i would say they were all between 3 and 7 inches tall. some were wide, some thin, some tall, some short. : )

    hope that helps! merry christmas!

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  42. OMG! The spools are so cute! I want to make some as ornaments for the tree!

    http://www.thesitsgirls.com/get-paid-blogging

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