This cute little tree is one of the easiest Christmas DIYs out there I think. Although slightly time consuming the overall effect at the end is beautiful. Plus you are free to design it exactly how you want using colours and fabrics of your choice! My instructions are very generic purely because you can buy polystyrene cones in a number of different sizes, so you can chose the exact size you want your tree to be. My tree is approximately 30cm high with a base of 12cm.
You will need:
- fabric scraps in Christmasy colours or a few fat quarters
- a polystyrene cone
- a glue gun
1) Start off by having a mass cutting of squares session! I cut my squares to be approximately 1″ square and you will need to cut quite a few! Depending how you want your tree to look at the end, you may want to cut out more green than red for example.
2) Place a smallish blob of glue on the back of the centre of a fabric square and place it anywhere on your polystyrene cone before pushing it into the cone using a pencil or knitting needle (or another object of similar shape!).
3) Repeat this working your way round the cone, make sure you place the squares close enough to each other than the white polystyrene beneath is covered.
4) Be careful when you are pushing squares in near the base and the tip of the cone – I accidentally broke a chunk off mine… However, if this happens it’s not the end of the world! Using the glue gun carefully glue it back into place and leave for a few hours before trying to cover that area again!
5) You now have a very cute handmade Christmas tree!