I'm Crafty Advent Calendar - Dec 6!

Welcome to day 6!
Here's a quick project to use up those pretty fabric scraps and make a pretty tree to make any desk festive!
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You'll need:
Styrofoam cone (the cone I used measured 2 7/8" x 5 7/8"; 73mmx149mm)
Felt
Marking pen
Circular object for tracing around
Scissors
Dressmakers' pins
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Using your round object as a template, trace circles onto your felt
+ cut out
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Starting at the bottom begin pinning your felt circles around the perimeter of your styrofoam cone, overlapping slightly as you place a pin in the center of each successive circle.
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Begin the second row
Centering your first felt circle slightly atop the previous row, and overlapping the edges slightly as before, work your way around the perimeter of the cone.
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...continue to pin your way around the tree until it is completely covered in 'felt shingles'
Some more fab ideas!
these add a lot of texture to a mantle or shelf display especially when done in different fabrics
-try using velvet or patterned fabric scraps for your 'shingles'
styrofoam cones come in various heights, so you could easily shingle up a small, yet interesting forest
use more than one color scheme on your tree {red + turquoise; green + blue....}
you could add a small seed bead or a sequin to your pin before centering it on your felt circle for added texture
XXX

1 comment:

  1. I am so addicted to all of these DIYs. I love it, thank you for so much inspiration and ideas!

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