You will sing Oh Christmas Tree as you make these felt Christmas Trees. Easy DIY craft tutorial for the Felted Forest project kit by Apostrophe S.
♪ Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved!
How often you give us delight
In brightly shining Christmas light!
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved! ♫
Christmas is most definitely my favorite time to decorate my home. I love pulling out decor from years past as I think of the memories that go with them, and I LOVE to create new decorations and create new memories.
If you love these trees as much as I do, you can purchase the Felted Forest kit and receive everything that you need to recreate it. No running to different stores, trying to find the different supplies. Everything will be delivered right to your door! Kits are only available while supplies last, so make sure to buy yours before they are out of stock. When you purchase through Apostrophe S you are also helping to support me and The Crafty Blog Stalker.
In the kit you’ll receive:
- 3 Styrofoam® cone bases
- 3 wood bases
- 3 wood star toppers
- 1 Aleene’s® Tacky Glue
- Small dowels
- Pre-cut felt in 3 colors
- Metallic paint
- Foam brush
I do have a video tutorial if you would prefer to watch me create the arrangement. If you like my video subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on any future video tutorials!
For my instructions, I am going to be making the small tree (3). All trees are made using the same steps.
Using one of the longer wood dowels start stacking your discs. Start with the 3A. Make sure that the disc and dowel are flush. This is going to be your base. Once you have your base, stack all of the other disks from the top of the dowel and push them down. Layer 3A’s, 3B’s, 3C’s and the 3D’s. Leave the last two 3D’s off, we are going to glue those in just a moment. Make sure all discs are pushed together, and that bottom is still flush.
Turn the pedestal base over and remove all 3A discs. One by one, apply glue to the disc above and slide the disc back onto the dowel. When the final 3A disc is glued in place, the base and dowel should still be flush so you have a nice flat base for your tree.
Now glue those last two 3D discs in place by applying glue to the disc before it. You will be left with one disc, 3E. This will be the base to your styrofoam cone and doesn’t need to be added to the pedestal just yet.
Now it’s time to paint! Pour the paint onto a paint palette or paper plate because the foam brush doesn’t fit in the paint container, and paint all of your pieces.
TIP: The E disc does not need to be painted because you really can’t see it under the tree, I had a little paint left over so I went ahead and painted it. If you would like to paint this piece, that is fine but paint it last to make sure the other pieces get covered.
Since you don’t want to watch paint dry, (What’s more boring than that?) carefully push those pieces aside and we are going to start on the felt trees.
I found it a big time saver to prep all of my felt leaves by inserting the pin into the top and then putting them into different colored piles.
Now that the felt leaves are prepped, we can begin inserting the pins into the styrofoam. Start at the bottom or the largest part of the cone and work your way up. There is no particular order to add the 3 different colors. You can do add in the different shades of gray whenever you want. In my opinion, the randomness of it is what makes it so cute!
You will want the first row of leaves to hang about .5-inch off of the end of the cone. This will hide that top pedestal disc and the cone.
Keep adding row by row of felt leaves where the row above hangs about half way over the leaves below. When you get closer to the top you will need to insert your pins at more of an angle so they don’t poke out of the other side.
The top of the cone has a flat point, but don’t worry we are going to fix that. Keep pinning in your felt leaves until you get to the very top. Once to the top, add a few more to cover that flat spot. I did four in an X. With your thumb, carefully go around the top and push in slightly until that flat spot is gone and your top leaves are laying down. If you need you can add a little bit of glue to the underside of those top leaves to make them stay down.
All of the pieces are complete, we just need to assemble!
Slide the two star pieces together, add some glue to the hole in the center, and insert the small dowel and let dry for a couple of minutes before you try to put it into the top of the tree.
Glue disc 3E to the top of the pedestal by applying glue to the disk before it. If you only painted one side, make sure the paint side is down. Apply glue to the top of disc 3E and a little to the dowel as well. Push the dowel into the center of the base of the cone.
When the star piece is dry we can push it into the top. This time, instead of putting glue on the dowel, push the dry dowel only part way into the top, remove, and then squeeze some glue into the hole. Then push the dowel all the way into the top of the tree, until the star is firmly against the top.
When finished you will have 3 super cute trees measuring 10, 13 and 17 inches.
You can push all of the leaves straight down like the large tree above, or fluff your trees and let the leaves poke out a little. You can also keep the three grouped together, or you can separate and let them sit alone in different spots of your home. However you choose to style or decorate with these beautiful felted trees, you are going to love them!
Click here to learn more about Apostrophe S, and then stop by the website to purchase your own Felted Forest Kit. The kit cost is $36 plus S&H, and remember they are only available while supplies last.
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