I want to share with you a craft I’ve taught in Christmas craft workshops in the past and I think you’ll enjoy this diy. A slightly different take on a Christmas tree décor because the body is round and has no sharp points. I am using felt for this tutorial but you can also use craft foam, which I’ve had in the past. Paper will not work as well as the ones I’ve mentioned.
I like to keep it simple when I decorate my home and I prefer clean lines, nothing so ornate, but when Christmas comes I love to fill the house with décor. Alright, maybe that’s not a very accurate description because I’ve seen really decorated homes in an all out form. I would say there is more décor than usual. Anyway, let’s get on with this diy.
Metallic poster board
You need a base that will hold the circle shapes . You can get the base template here. Trace the base template on a metallic poster board. Use the back portion of the poster board to trace the template.
Cut out the board and gently roll it in with the metallic side showing. The points of the base template should meet where they are stacked on top of each other.
Before you seal the edge with glue gun, test if the base can stand upright. If it topples and can’t stand, adjust the way you rolled it. If it can stand then use glue gun to attach the edges together.
Then, trace the circles for the tree’s body on a white felt. You can get the round template here- page 1 and page 2. The biggest circle will fall at the bottom of the tree. I only used white felt because where I intended to place these were in a white theme section of the house. You can definitely use any color you like.
Cut out the circles and order them according to their size.
Fold the felt circle in half and slice through at the center. Then fold the opposite way and cut again making like an X or cross cut at the center of the felt.
The bigger the circle gets then your cut will become a bit longer than the former. Don’t make the cut too big. You need it to be able to slide through the base but be able to have a firm grip on it ,too. So cut slowly and test it first and make the necessary adjustments in your cuts.
Once you’ve made all the cuts at the center of the circle cut outs, slide them through the base starting with the biggest one.
Cut out a star shape and use glue gun to attach it to the tip of the base.
Round Christmas Tree Decor
I hope you enjoyed making this Christmas craft and adding them to your decorations. You know, I remembered a few years back I made a number of these trees and gave them out as gifts. Just throwing out a gift idea for you.
If you like to like to make a classic Christmas tree shape, try this tutorial.
Have an awesome year ahead people!
You can totally rock this!