Day 12: Felt trees
Inspired by the modern, graphic style of these wooden Christmas trees from Curbly, we decide to put our own twist on it by using felt instead of wood. For day 12 of 25 days of crafts, we’ll use inexpensive wool sheets to create modern felt trees with an inner accent color. These look great as part of a tablescape centerpiece or on your mantel.
TIME TO COMPLETE
Allow yourself 30 minutes to create two trees.
- 2 felt sheets in one color (outer color)
- 1 felt sheet in complimentary or contrasting color (inner color)
- 1/2 yd. Heat Bond iron-on adhesive
- Print outs of the felt tree pattern (PDF)
Cut a piece of Heat Bond to fit the size of the felt sheet. Place it adhesive-side down on a sheet of the outer color. Iron it according to the Heat Bond instructions.
Tip: Place an old dishcloth underneath your felt to prevent adhesive from getting on your ironing board.
Peel off the paper backing on the Heat Bond. Layer the inner color so the Heat Bond is between the two felt sheets.
With the inner color side up, iron the felt according to the Heat Bond instructions.
Tip: We found it took longer to have the Heat Bond full adhere to the felt so you may also need to give it more time than the instructions suggest.
Cut out both the top and bottom patterns from the felt. Do not cut out the slot.
Tip: We cutout freehand but you may prefer to pin the patterns in place.
Repeat Step 1 for the second sheet of outer color. Place the two cutouts, inner color face down, on the second sheet. Flip over and iron.
With scissors, follow the edge of each pattern piece to cut off the excess felt.
Cut out the slots for each piece.
Insert the bottom piece into the top piece.
Look at that! You just made a felt tree!