Tis the Season Fir Trees
These little evergreens are cute enough to give as party favors or to decorate a gift. And, of course, you hang them on your tree! In today’s craft I unexpectedly found a new use for a common object. While I started making this tree, I didn’t have my usual Poly-fil® or fabric scraps. After scratching my head for a moment, I saw a plastic bag lying on the table. Ah ha! I cut a piece of the bag and used it for filling the tree!
Supplies & Tools:
- Print out the template and cut out.
- Pin template pieces to felt.
- Cut out pieces. Remove pins and template; set aside.
- On one piece, glue a loop of ribbon near the tip of the tree (about 0.25″ from the edges).
- Stack pieces together.
- Begin sewing around the tree. Use any color thread you like. I chose red thread because I like contrasting colors. You can do a straight stitch or a blanket stitch. (I sewed a straight stitch.)
- Sew along two sides, then stuff the tree with Poly-fill, fabric scraps, or a small piece of a plastic grocery bag.
- Once stuffed, continue sewing until you reach the first stitches.
- To tie off the thread and hide the knot, poke needle through one layer of felt and through the middle of felt layers along edge.
- Double knot the thread, keeping the knot flesh with the felt.
- Poke the needle in between the layers of felt to hide the knot.
- Pull needle through middle of tree and cut thread.
- To add “ornaments,” carefully apply a small dot of hot glue on the tree, immediately sprinkle with fine glitter. Repeat for as many as you like.
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