Easy Christmas Crafts: Felt and Chenille Wire Christmas Tree
This Easy Christmas Crafts Felt and Chenille Wire Christmas Tree uses small pieces of felt, a chenille wire, a straw and a bead for the basic tree.
The decorations (optional) are the "holes" from hole-punched paper.
The project is fun, fast, easy and inexpensive.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Felt and Chenille Wire Christmas Tree Materials and Tools:
Craft felt - one 9x12 piece of green (or color of your choice)
Chenille wire - one 12-inches long
Ribbon - 1/4-inch wide by 10 inches long
Pattern - Easy Christmas Crafts Felt and Chenille Wire Christmas Tree
Pins (optional, but they help hold the pattern to the felt while cutting)
Decorations - optional (materials not shown)
Or, use your imagination to embellish as you wish.
Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Felt and Chenille Wire Christmas Tree:
Print the Easy Christmas Crafts Felt and Chenille Wire Christmas Tree Pattern.
Cut out each of the shapes.
Place and pin the shapes to the felt.
Position the pattern pieces to maximize the leftover felt for other projects.
Cut around each of the shapes.
Use one point of the scissors to make a small hole in the middle of each piece of felt.
The hole should be just large enough to push the chenille wire through the felt. (Those are pins in the picture - not cuts in the felt.)
Cut four pieces from the drinking straw.
1 at 1-inch long
1 at 3/4-inch
1 at 5/8-inch
1 at 3/8-inch
Make a loop in one end of the chenille wire.
Wrap the wire around two fingers and bend the end securely around the base wire.
Make sure the prickly point is tucked away.
Note: This ornament was made to hang. If you prefer an ornament that can stand on its own, make the base loop larger.
Thread the end of the chenille wire through the largest piece of felt.
Add the largest piece of straw next.
Continue adding the felt and straw pieces in descending size order. The top will be the smallest piece of felt.
Thread the gold bead on top of the last piece of felt.
Wrap the remaining chenille wire around your finger to make a loop.
Hide the end of the wire to keep the sharp point from sticking fingers.
Thread the ribbon through the top loop.
Tie a knot to secure the ribbon.
Cut the ends of the ribbon at an angle if desired.
The little Felt and Chenille Wire Christmas Tree is finished and is attractive (I think) with its fun and whimsical shape and bare of any embellishments.
But, it's also a clean slate for any fun decorations that you want to add.
The decorations below are simply the "holes" from yellow and silver paper glued on each of the tree's branches.
Some jewelry, such as earrings or necklaces, could add some fun ornaments and garlands to the simple little tree.
This simple and fun little tree can be made quickly, easily and inexpensively.
Use different colors of felt to make a whole forest. Use different colors of green. Or, how about a pink and purple forest?
Have fun making one or many!
A few inexpensive materials and tools makes this Easy Christmas Crafts Felt and Chenille Wire Christmas Tree simple, fun, fast and inexpensive for anyone to do.