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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

DIY Rustic Felt Christmas Trees


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.
Create these super easy (and inexpensive!) felt trees for a fraction of the price!  Find the tutorial at Littlehouseoffour.com

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.



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.)
Felt for rustic felt christmas trees

To 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.

 Tree printable
I folded the template in half then folded my felt in half and started cutting out trees.  Many, many trees! Pinning and cutting felt 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. 
Supplies for DIY rustic felt trees (wood and felt)
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.  Gluing felt to twigs for rustic felt trees

 Gluing felt to sticks to make trees

 Gluing felt to sticks for felt trees
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.
Create these super easy (and inexpensive!) felt trees for a fraction of the price! Find the tutorial at Littlehouseoffour.com
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! Finished rustic felt trees
As much as I like the white and tan trees, my favorite is definitely the traditional green christmas tree.
 Completed rustic felt trees

Create these super easy (and inexpensive!) felt trees for a fraction of the price! Find the tutorial at Littlehouseoffour.com
Here they are in my kitchen next to my new "Christmas Tree Farm" sign.   I'll be sharing more of this space when I post my full Christmas home tour on Thursday, December 3rd!
 Rustic felt trees in kitchen

Update: Due to popular demand, I created a video.  Enjoy! 




I'll be taking the rest of the week off to enjoy time with friends and family.  I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving!  

See you next week. 


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35 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your Christmas decorations. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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    1. Thank you Cindy! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving as well.

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  2. Oh my gosh!!! I absolutely adore these sweet little trees! SO cute!

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  3. Dead ringer, except I love your colors even more! Must try these!

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  4. These are amazing - I agree, I prefer your colors. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. These turned out so cute Katie!! I'm glad you decided to make them :)

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  6. So adorable!! I think the green one is my favorite, too :)

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  7. I love these!! And that you stacked the bases. Just adorable! Pinning away!

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  8. Katie, these are the cutest ever! I think I just found our Thanksgiving Day craft for the kids!

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  9. Goodness, these are so adorable, Katie! I love the different colors and the wood bases are perfect!

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  10. Love these I am getting the felt out tonight - thank you for stopping by Pin worthy Wednesday - pinned :)

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  11. I haven't tried working with felt yet, but I've wanted to. I may just have to give this a try. Thanks for the tutorial. They are so cute!

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  12. These are absolutely adorable! I think I might have to try making a few this year. :) I'd love if you'd share this (or any of your favourite projects) at our link party, Create • Share • Inspire. Link up every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST at www.aburstofbeautiful.com.

    Alicia xo

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  13. Very cute trees. How tall are each of your trees?

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  14. These came out great!! I have to make these!

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  15. Love these! They turned out so cute. Love the rustic look! I need to make some of these. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I adore these so much! I love a good design hack. Just so good!! xo

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  17. Those are lovely! I like them even better than the original trees. And I think you're right -- the green Christmas tree is my favorite, too. :-)

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  18. Such cuteness!!!! They look great :)

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  19. I love project "knock-offs". I'm always amazed by how much stores charge for items that can be easily made on a budget at home. These are truly awesome...better than the original!

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  20. These are fantastic! Thanks for the awesome tutorial.

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  21. These are SO cute and much easier than I expected when I saw the picture! I was imagining cutting out each leaf individually for some reason! You did a great job!

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  22. Absolutely adorable! I'm going to have to make these now too! Ahhhh! The adorableness is killing me! :)

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  23. I love these! Heads up, when I tried to pin it, it said Pinterest blocked it because it made lead to spam. I tried a few different times, but wouldn't let me pin :(.

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  24. Christmas is a time for us to celebrate and it is also the time that we have to do many chores and preparations for the house and for our love ones. Writing all the list of names of those we intend to give gifts, the food preparation and of course the in and out decorations of the house.

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  25. Yup, I also think: "Christmas is a time for us to celebrate". Then after reading this post, the Christmas this year I will try to do this one. Thank you

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  26. I like your trees better than the Target trees. I must try this, they are great!

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