Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ruffled Felt Tree {and tutorial}

There are endless amounts of beautiful craft projects on Pinterest. Picking one to make can be tough, but with Christmas right around the corner, I figured one with a holiday theme would be best.

I went with a Holiday Ruffle Tree and I'm happy with how it turned out!


My Ruffle Tree

What you’ll need:
Styrofoam tree form
Felt
Fabric scissors
Dressmaker pins
Circle template
Decoration of your choosing or glitter (optional)



Directions:

I used a bottle cap as my circle template and folded the felt over so that I was able to cut lots of circles each time.

I did the circles very close together on the tree and probably cut about 350 in total, which made this very time consuming. You can do less and space them further apart.



Take each circle and fold it in half two times to make a rosette shape.



Insert one dressmaker pin as close to the bottom as possible and push it into your tree form starting at the top.



Continue these steps and work your way around until you complete the tree.



Top with glitter or decoration and you’re done!



When I finally decorate for Christmas, this will look nice tied in with all of my other decor.

P.S. The lucky winner of the Julep Nail Polish giveaway is Leslie from Life in its Ordinary Form. Congrats, girl! Email me with your information when you get a chance. Thank you to everyone that entered!

21 comments:

Gwen said...

I love your tree!!! I need to find some time for crafting! I started a Halloween wreath back in September but it is still sitting in my craft cabinet 1/8th of the way day. LOL!

MCW said...

You did an amazing job, bot holy crap I would never have the patience.

Ashlee Miller said...

I love this! Great tutorial. I might have to try this.

Leslie said...

Love this tutorial!
So excited I won! I'll email you! :)

Christina said...

So cute! I wish I had that kind of patience. I see things all the time that I want to make but I'm so bad at it all! I love it.

Kristin said...

So cute! Love the sparkles on the top!

Jodie said...

Love the tree... Love this tutorial... so cute!!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Wow that does look/sound time consuming but the end result is awesome. It's really pretty - great job!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

You are way more patient than I am! I think I would have quit halfway through :) But the end result is really worth it - so cute!

Sabrina said...

I am so impressed when people can craft. Takes some serious patience.. and the results are so good.
beautiful!! love all white!

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Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Cute!

Erin said...

Ok, how long did that take you? LOL.

Megan said...

I love actually creating the ideas I find on Pinterest! It makes you feel like you are being productive and not just playing around on the Internet for hours on end. I think you need to add one of those I completed a project on Pinterest badges for your blog!

Cara said...

Too cute!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I love how that turned out! How much time total did it take?

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

super cute! I thought about making one, but after making a wreath using that technique, I reconsidered. It is really time consuming, but it is easy and super cute in the end :-)

Meghan said...

You are so creative! The tree is so unique and adorable:)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

you are so creative :) Loving your blog! Happy to have found it!

Carly said...

AWESOME! I would never have the patience..but what a beautiful addition to the holiday decor around your home...
I wish I were crafty...
C

DietCokeStraightUp said...

This is great!! Very creative.

Miss K said...

looks so cute!!