Easy Christmas Crafts: Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree
A piece of craft felt, a scrap of fabric, a piece of string and the funEZ pattern form the basis of this Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree.
It's fun, easy and inexpensive using just a few materials and tools. Below, there are two different versions. Plus, for fun, there's a crochet doily version as well.
This project is similar to, yet folds differently from, the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree.
First, take a look at the finished green scalloped edge Christmas Tree.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree Materials and Tools:
Craft felt large enough for a 6-inch diameter circle
Fabric scrap large enough for 6-inch diameter circle
String (or yarn) 12-15 inches long
Needle (optional, instead you can use glue to secure shape & string loop)
Pattern - Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree pattern
Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here. This is all you need to make the Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree ornament.
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree:
Print the Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree pattern.
Cut around the paper patterns.
Pin the patterns along the folded edge of the felt and fabric.
Cut around the pattern shapes to make the scalloped edge fabric and the smooth edge felt circles.
Center the slightly smaller scalloped edge fabric circle over the smooth edge felt circle.
Fold over one third of the fabric and felt "sandwich" with the felt inside the fold.
The next step differs from the folded paper doily Christmas tree version. Fold right to left at the center point.
Next, fold left over right, again at the center point.
With needle and thread (yarn) or with glue, secure the outer edges together to hold the shape.
Pull the thread (yarn) to hide the stitch. If using glue, hide the glue under the lapped edge.
Begin to make the hanging loop.
If you use a needle, push the needle from the inside of the shape.
Form the loop (roughly 3 inches), tie the yarn and push the needle back into the shape to hide the end of the yarn.
If you use glue, form the loop, fold it in half and glue one end inside the folded shape.
The Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree is finished with its hanging loop added to the top.
The next version uses the same pattern pieces but the felt and fabric pieces were cut with pinking shears.
I cut around the smooth edge of the pattern piece for the felt shape with the pinking shears.
Instead of using the scalloped edge for the fabric pattern, I cut along the smooth edge with the pinking shears.
With the variety of scissors today, you could make many different versions of the edges.
Here they are, side-by-side. Aren't they just fun? And, they are so easy and inexpensive to make.
Made the same way, here's a version using a crocheted doily.
I purchased this doily at an antique market for a couple of dollars. It had heavy starch which I chose not to rinse away.
Instead of a felt background which would have been too thick, I used a red t-shirt knit fabric.
I placed the doily on the red fabric and cut around the edges being careful not to cut the doily.
Then, I used the steps above to make this folded crochet doily Christmas tree.
With just a little time and a few inexpensive materials you can make several of these Christmas tree ornaments.
Both simple and pretty, this Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree is easy, fast, fun, and inexpensive.