Hands down, my favorite place to look for easy to DIY decor ideas are store catalogs and websites. They usually have tons of inspiration and most can be completed for a fraction of the original price.
I recently stumbled upon some felt trees on Target’s website that I fell in love with. I wasn’t really planning on making them, but when someone commented that they would love a tutorial, I couldn’t resist.
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These little rustic trees are SUPER easy to make and cost next to nothing, thanks to mother nature. I bought my felt at Joann’s and was lucky enough to catch a 50% off sale. (I used about a half yard of felt for each tree.)
o make things easy, I searched online for a Christmas tree template and found this one. I printed it out then used my scanner to resize it down to three different sizes.
I folded the template in half then folded my felt in half and started cutting out trees. Many, many trees!
After all my trees were cut my son and I went hiking in the woods for the perfect log and sticks. Using my chop saw, I cut the wood down to make the tree stands then got started gluing.
I simply folded each piece of felt in half, applied hot glue to the fold then added the felt to the stick. Make sure the stick is about a half inch from the top of each felt tree top. I repeated these steps over (and over and over……) until my tree was full.
After I had all my felt trees glued it was time to make the “peak.” To do this I added glue to the center and worked each piece into the glue until I was happy with the shape
After I had all the felt trees glued I gave each one a little trim to shape them up then glued the stick onto the wood base. I used hot glue, but I think wood glue would actually hold up much better. I may even end up using a drill bit to drill a small hole in the base, allowing the stick to slip down into the base. Regardless, I’m loving how they turned out!
As much as I like the white and tan trees, my favorite is definitely the traditional green christmas tree.