Hey folks! Another project to share with you tonight from the Thorndale Christmas Home Tour. I made these fun little felt trees and let me tell you… these are so easy to make and great if you enjoy using a drill. I don’t know why but I find using a drill so satisfying.
Let’s dive right in and get to the project!
First thing you need is some felt. Fun little tip, where I am, felt is actually cheaper at Michael’s than the dollar store. Dollar store is 62 cents each, where as Michael’s is 59 cents each. That is surprising! I picked up some colors that I thought would look nice together. I didn’t end up using the light green, though. I just thought that it was too light so I went back and got a darker color.
I also used some sticks and some birch logs which I cut into small slices. I don’t have a picture from this step, but I used a chop saw.
To make the trees I cut a little stencil on some white paper. Pretty easy. Just draw a Christmas tree and then cut it out.
Next, I cut out my tree shape on my felt.
For each tree that I was planning on making, I needed 5 felt cut outs.
Now, I had to attach them to the sticks. This part seems a little tricky, but it is actually quite easy. All you have to do is glue the felt trees on the stick one at a time. I used hot glue and it works great! How you glue them is you fold them in half and then glue them on the fold to the stick.
You glue the trees all around the stick until it is covered.
To attach the stick into the log slices, I used my drill and a spade (some call a paddle bit) bit. The size I used was 3/8. If you make these the size you use will be dependent on the thickness of your stick. I stacked three log slices together for some and for some of the other trees I only stacked two. No matter how many you stack, just make sure you don’t drill all the way through the bottom log slice. You don’t want the stick to go all the way through. To secure the stick to the log slices, I put a bunch of hot glue on it before sliding it into the logs.
Then, hopefully, when you are done…. you will have something like this!
One thing I almost forgot! For a bit of extra Christmas fun, I scented the log slices. All I did was add a couple of drops of scented oil to the log slice. They smell soooo good 🙂
What do you guys think?Let me know! Comment below and share this article with your family and friends and let’s spread some Christmas DIYs!
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