Fabric Tree Decorations
These no-sew Christmas trees are ideal for using up oddments of fabric or, as we have used, an old tea towel! Then simply add a cinnamon stick, which makes for a perfect tree trunk!
You Will Need
- Teatowel or fabric
- Scrap card
- Fabric scissors
- Glue (we used a hot glue gun)
- Cotton wool
- Cinnamon sticks
1 On a piece of scrap card, draw a triangle template, roughly 6 x 10cm, and cut out.
2 Place the template on the back of the tea towel, lining up the base of the triangle along the edge. Draw around with a pencil, then cut out. Do the same to make a second triangle.
3 Cut a length of twine and tie a knot at one end. With the fabric pieces wrong side up, add a dot of hot glue at the top of one of them and press in the knotted end of the twine.
4 Leaving the bottom edge open for stuffing, apply a thin line of hot glue along one long edge of the triangle then, with the wrong sides facing, place the second triangle on top. Press down slightly so the two pieces adhere. Then do the same on the other long edge, sandwiching in the twine.
5 Stuff the tree with cotton wool, pushing it all the way to the top.
6 Add a little hot glue just inside the base of the tree, then push in a cinnamon stick. You can snap it in half if it's too long.
7 Finally add a line of glue, just inside along the bottom edge. Press the two pieces together, so the cinnamon stick is poking out of the middle. Trim off any frayed edges.
TIP - you can choose to blanket stitch around the tree to neaten up the edges.