Here’s a little Christmas Craft you could do by your sweet selves or with your little ones… It would be a great little prize for your child’s teacher! Or how ’bout making some for party favors? They are super easy and super cheap!
It takes less than 1/4 yd. of fabric for each tree. Use what you have or get creative at Hobby Lobby! You need to cut the fabric in strips about 3/4 ” wide .
Here’s what you need:
*Less than 1/4 yd. of fabric
*Wooden dowel cut 12″ long (1 dowel at Hobby Lobby made 3 trees)
*A star made from either wood or paper (I used the “paper” kind that’s hollow) ~ Carefully drill a hole just smaller than the dowel…then you can wedge the dowel in place. (You could use a bit of wood glue if it’s loose)
*A wooden base (At Hobby Lobby for .50!) ~ Drill holes in the center of the base the size of the wooden dowel.
*Paint ( I used craft paint in Pearl Gold, it’s kinda soft and well, pearly!)
*Fine glitter (Optional)
Paint the base and the star adding glitter before they dry, if you want!
Insert dowel into base and star onto dowel
Tie fabric strips onto dowel, fitting them close together.
I trimmed the fabric a bit, making it more narrow at the top and wider at the bottom, like a tree.
Now just twist and turn the fabric strips to fill out the tree. They start to fray on the ends, which is kinda charming I think!