DIY Fabric Trees {CCC}

Hey ya’ll!
I’m Kelsey, from Tattered and Inked and I am so excited to be here at one of my most favorite blogs :)
I absolutely love decorating for Christmas and decided to combine both my insane love for burlap and one of my favorite things about christmas, christmas trees, for this project!!
This was a super easy project to do and my favorite thing about these fabric trees is that they could be done a million different ways! And they’re such a festive addition to your holiday decor :)
Let’s get started!
- Fabric Trees -
Things you need:
*Paper Mache Tree Forms (I got mine at Hobby Lobby) in various sizes
*Hot glue gun
*Fabric of your choosing
I had fun sifting through my fabric bins and finding some fun material to work with.
I didn’t end up using the sheet music in the picture but might go back and do one in that too :)
Then you grab a pair of scissors and start cutting triangles.
Bunches of them.
Watching an episode of Friday Night Lights or Biggest Loser definitely helps this go by a lot faster- just sayin :)
Pat yourself on the back for cutting out all those little triangles and then settle down to start covering those nekked trees!
Here’s how mine looked starting out-
I had to use a styrofoam form for the baby one because I couldn’t get the size I needed in the paper mache ones.
To get started, I wrapped a piece of fabric right around the tip of the tree and hot-glued it down.
Starting from the top of the tree leaves that pretty overlapped look in the fabric.
Then I just worked my way around and down the tree.
I let the pieces overlap each other as I went to give it lots of texture.
I also didn’t apply a ton of glue because I liked the tips being free and loose :)
Glue your little heart out and then sit back to admire all your pretty trees!!
I am slightly obsessed with my burlap one but that’s to be expected :)
And I love the pop of color the red one gives.
The white one was made with sparkly white felt- so holiday-esque.
Aren’t they so cute?
I cant’ wait to get them up on the mantle…and they were so easy that I might be making a few more to join them :)
Oh, and for the bases of the paper mache trees, I wrapped some twine around them to give them a little extra sumthin’.
My little tree trio has me itching to start decorating for Christmas now :)
Thank you so much for having me here Jamielyn!
And I hope you guys will come visit me over at Tattered and Inked- I’d love to have you!!!
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  1. Laurie @ Gallamore West posted on November 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm (#
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    Those are adorable, Kelsey! And I loooove burlap too! Great job :)
    xo,
    Laurie

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  2. Jen posted on November 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm (#
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    These look great! It would be so fun to have a ton of them in lots of Christmassy colors. Great job!

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  3. kara posted on November 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm (#
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    Your trees are so cute Kelsey! Nice job :)

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  4. Mae posted on November 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm (#
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    Awesome idea!!

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  5. kirsti posted on November 23, 2011 at 12:00 am (#
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    Kelsey- Darling trees!! I love how many different variations there are for these trees- glitter, ribbon, paper, fabric, burlap, warn… Love it!
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  6. karen Weight posted on November 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm (#
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    Oh, these are too dang adorable! Love the burlap!

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  7. Deb Chilson posted on December 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm (#
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    Really cute trees. How big did you cut the triangles?

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  8. Lu Christopher posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:53 am (#
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    My daughter-in-law made and displayed your trees at Christmas in Colorado 2 years ago. They were in different sizes and she used white felt and burlap. They were beautiful! I am [planning to make some for my mantle now for Christmas.

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 11th, 2014 at 12:11 am

      I love how versatile these trees are! Perfect for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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