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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Christmas in July: Mini Tree Felt Ornaments

Hello, and welcome to my 2018 Christmas in July post.

I had been planning to make these Christmas tree ornaments for a long time - actually, since before last Christmas - and I thought this was the perfect time to finally get down to work.


Christmas in July: Mini Tree Felt Ornaments


They are very, very easy to make:

I started with green felt Christmas tree cut outs. I used my Sizzix to get these, but you can print any Christmas tree shape from the Internet and use it as a model, or buy pre-cut shapes instead (I've seen them at craft stores before, though not necessarily at this time of the year).
  
Christmas in July: Mini Tree Felt Ornaments

I added an eyelet to each ornament, but this is totally optional. Punching a hole or using a needle to pass a piece of yarn works just as well.

Christmas in July: Mini Tree Felt Ornaments



I embellished the mini trees with colorful "baubles" cut from glittery EVA foam, but there are lots of alternatives: pom poms, ribbons, more felt shapes, embroidered designs, beads, etc.


Christmas in July: Mini Tree Felt Ornaments


And when the glue used to secure the "baubles" in place was dry, I cut pieces of golden elastic to create the loops to hang the tree ornaments. Again, ribbon or yarn can do the trick.


Christmas in July: Mini Tree Felt Ornaments



For now I just made four, because I'm still deciding where to place these ornaments when it's time to decorate for Christmas, but they come together so quickly that there are probably more of of them in my future.

Oh, and this is also a great project to share with the kids, they love to decorate these mini Christmas trees!

 
Christmas in July: Mini Tree Felt Ornaments


And last but not least, because these ornaments were made using only materials I already had at home, they are a lovely contribution to my destashing efforts this year.

Christmas in July: Mini Tree Felt OrnamentsChristmas in July: Mini Tree Felt Ornaments


See below my other destashing projects of 2018:

Destashing #1: Scrappy crochet blanket
Destashing #2: DIY Play Food: cloth napkins & napkin rings
Destashing #3: DIY Doll Diaper - tutorial and pattern
Destashing #4: Zippered Pouches
Destashing #5: Felt envelope clutches
Destashing #6: DIY Felt Book Covers
Destashing #7: Upcycled Fabric Covered Tin Can 
Destashing #8: Felt penguin key chain 
Destashing #9: DIY Tulle Gift Bags 
Destashing #10: DIY Fabric Headbands  
Destashing #11: Two Toned Felt Envelope Bags 
Destashing #12: Quick and easy pillowcases
Destashing #13: Hotfoil DIY notebooks
Destashing #14: Lace Edged Candles



Christmas in July: Mini Tree Felt Ornaments

 
Happy Thursday!

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1 comment:

  1. What a cute little tree! Love the little glitter "baubles".

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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