Hi, I’m Vidya from Whats Ur Home Story. Very excited to be a monthly contributor at SBLC. I blog about how our family of 4 is turning a cookie cutter into a unique and interesting home that tells our story. I believe that no project is too small to try be it home decor, DIY, crafts, gardening, sewing, or organizing.
Today I would like to share with you an easy winter craft, a winter felt tree.
I made both the trees myself but the one on the right is by far the easiest and most forgiving project I’ve done.
MaterialsWhite Felt Paper mache cone or you could make a cone out of poster board Scissors Glue gun White craft paint and brush – not necessary but if you are a sloppy crafter like me you’ll need it.
- Start by painting your brown paper mache cone white with the acrylic craft paint. This way the brown base will not show through any hot glue misses later on.††If you are using a poster board cone, skip this step.
- Cut felt strips in varying widths. My cone was 14″ tall. So I ended up using four 1 inch strips, two 3/4″ strips, two 1/2″ strips, and a small 1/4″ strip. It is important to lower the width of the strip as you go up the tree to simulate the look of smaller leaves on the top and wider leaves on the bottom. These are not exact measurements, I just eyeballed them.
- Cut out triangles on one side of the strip as shown below. Take care not to cut all the way through. Again no need to be precise here, just free hand.
- When you make these you will end up with a lot of felt triangles (the parts that you remove from your strip). I didn’t want to waste these so for my first layer on the tree I hot glued each of these to the base. If you are not a fan of gluing each petal down you can start with the strip instead.
- From then on hot glue each strip around the tree making sure there is some overlap between the layers.
- Remember to switch to the thinner strips as you go up the tree. When you reach the top cut the extra felt off and carefully hot glue the felt to cover the pointy top.
- No worries if there are any empty spots where the paper cone base is visible. You can use the extra triangles that you removed when you made the strip intially to cover up these spots.
- Gently fluff up the ‘leaves’ and you are done!
Here’s it is adding glam to my rustic winter mantel.