I love trees of all sorts so it is no wonder I have a selection of trees for decorations and ornaments over the Christmas season.
The first is a nice simple stitching project using green yarn, plastic canvas and sequins. Using 7 count plastic canvas cut a piece 17 holes by 26 holes and then cut out the pattern below. Stitch the base in brown or all green as I did, and stitch the star in gold, and the remainder of the tree in green. The sequins give it a sparkly look and are stitched on with fishing line. Add a magnet to the back and decorate your fridge for Christmas. You could also stitch on a loop through the top of the star and hang it from the tree. The trees lights will make the sequins sparkle. This tree is about 10 cm. or 4 in tall.
The next little project is easily made from some garden twigs. These twig trees are great for the natural look to your gift boxes. You can vary the size depending on the size of the boys you have. I basically cut the twigs into varying lengths and laid them on top of each other to make the tree shape and glued them to the box. A simple gold star was added to the top. Whenever possible I try not to use wrapping paper or gift bags which usually end up in the garbage/recycle box.
I had lots of fun making these button trees after finding them at a craft sale a couple of years ago. These are about 5 cm or 2 in. tall.
Several years ago I made a lot of fabric trees and I hang them with ornament hooks from the curtain topper. You could easily string these to make a garland. They are made of 3 different sizes of material, a tiny bit of stuffing and some beaded ribbon for decoration.
This is a little tree made out of strips of material, a twig and a pipe cleaner. You need 18 to 20 strips of material in any greens that you have, a twig about 6 inches long, and some pieces of gold or silver pipe cleaner. Start at the bottom of the twig and tie the strips onto it. Trim with pinking shears into the tree shape and add the star at the top. Add a loop to hang as an ornament, or poke into a plant for a plant poke. Be sure to use a longer twig if you want it to be a plant poke. I use this one with my village and use an empty cotton reel for the base. If you are careful you could use a cinnamon stick for the trunk and you would get a nice scent from them.
The tree stands about 18 cm or 6 in. tall and this one has the appearance of a windswept tree as the twig wasn’t perfectly straight.
The festive season is coming … and it will be here before you know it.
Make some memories and make them homemade.