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I’m typically team “Decorate after Thanksgiving” but this year seems to be a free for all when it comes to how we celebrate holidays and special occasions. I decided that I wanted to add a little Christmas cheer to our home and committed to doing a project that primarily used items we had leftover from other projects. The only thing I purchased was the felt.
The result were these super cute, minimal, and modern, felt Christmas trees! Although the tutorial for these trees will not be a full step by step guide, I wanted to provide you with the tools and some instruction to make 3 christmas trees. To see the entire step by step process, visit THIS LINK to watch in my instagram highlight.
- One – 3/4″x48″ Dowel
- Scrap 1×3 common pine board (or wood) OR 3 Wooden Craft Circles (I have not personally used the craft circles but they might be a good alternative for those who do not have access to a jigsaw
- 3 – 1 inch wood screws
- 6-7 (9″x12″) sheets of felt
- Drill with drill bits
- Jigsaw (optional if using wooden craft cirlces)
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Cut your dowel down to three dowels. The lengths should be 10.5″, 11.5″, and 13″.
- Cut out the patterns and trace the patterns onto the sheets of felt. Cut out the felt pieces using sharp scissors (fabric scissors are best).
- Using the glue gun, attach the ends of the felt so they come together to make the shape of a tree layer. Each tree should have 3 layers. If you’d like to add a fourth layer just cut out an additional middle layer and attach accordingly.
- Slide each layer of each tree onto a dowel rod. Make sure you adust each layer until you like how your tree looks. Once you finalize your tree layers, attach the layers to the dowel using the glue gun.
- To create the base of the tree, cut out a 2.5 inch circle from the 1″x3″ common board (or scrap wood). The easist way to do this is the clamp the wood to a work bench while cutting. If you are using wooden craft circles you can skip this step.
- To attach the tree base to the dowel, drill a hole through the center of each wooden circle and then drill a screw through each hole. The screw should stick out the opposite end. Using a drill, drill a hole through the center of the bottom of each tree dowel. Screw the bottom of the tree dowel onto the screw in the wooden base.