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Christmas is right around the corner now, and Christmas tree decorations are on everyone’s crafty minds… but what about the rest of your home? Once the tree itself is covered in baubles and sparkle, how do you plan on adding festive touches to your tables, windowsills and mantelpieces this December? We think we’ve found the perfect solution in this gorgeous fabric Christmas Tree project from the fabulous Debbie Shore. Check out Debbie’s video tutorial below and see exactly how it’s made, then you can add multiple Christmas trees to your home in time for the big day! Why not create a little forest of multicoloured Suffolk puff trees in varying sizes? Try decorating with buttons, sequins or even adding lights for a truly festive finish!
Finished size: 9” tall; 6” across
You Will Need:
Materials for two trees:
- Pack of 5 fat quarters
- 18” x 36” Bosal single sided foam stabiliser
- 2 wooden beads
- Small plant pot/bucket, 2” across
- Beads to decorate
- Hand sewing needle and strong thread
- Hot glue gun
- Long doll needle
For one tree, cut:
- 10 circles of fabric, one measuring 12” across, then 11”, 10”, 9”, 8”, 7”, 6”, 5”, 4” and 3”. You will find a sliding gauge useful for this!
- 10 circles of foam, one measuring 6”, then 5.5”, 5”, 4.5”, 4”, 3.5”, 3”, and 2.5” [These are half the size of the circles, you don’t need one for the smallest fabric circle]
Debbie Shore’s Fabric Christmas Tree – Step by Step Instructions:
Make a running stitch around the edge of the smallest circle and pull to gather, then knot.
Fuse a foam circle to each of the fabric circles; make sure you use a foam circle that measured half the size of the fabric.
Sew a running stitch around the edge of each circle, pull to gather and knot to secure the stitches.
Repeat with all the circles.
Take the doll needle and strong thread, push the needle through the centre of the large circle with the gathers on top. Thread all the circles onto the needle, in decreasing size order.
When you come to the last circle, thread the unpadded Suffolk puff on top with the gathered side down, then take the needle through the bead, and back through all the circles again. Knot at the base.
Use hot glue to secure the tree to the top of the pot. Decorate with beads.
Debbie Shore’s Fabric Christmas Tree Video Tutorial:
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