The Christmas season is here and I am so excited to get out ALL of the decorations and Deck the Halls! Simple supplies from the craft store quickly transform into bright and colorful Easy DIY Felt Trees for your Christmas Mantel. Mix and match the colors and the trim to create personalized home decor to match your holidays.
Easy DIY Felt Trees
To begin the Easy DIY Felt Trees, gather all supplies. I selected a bright and colorful Traditional Christmas palette for this project. Can you imagine a rainbow inspired palette for a year round mantel? Or even a wintery palette of blues and white to leave up until Spring?
Apply low temp glue to the side of the foam cone and starting at the edge, roll onto the Kunin® Classics™ Felt. Continue adding glue and rolling until the entire foam cone is covered. Trim any excess carefully with scissors. I am an impatient crafter, so I prefer the Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks. You can definitely use liquid craft glue, just allow for drying time between steps.
Apply a small scrap of Kunin® Classics™ Felt to the top of the foam cone with low temp glue. Once the glue is set, carefully trim the excess felt with scissors. Repeat with the bottom of the foam cone. The two large foam cones are Kelly Green and Pirate Green felt. The small foam cone is covered in Apple Green felt.
Select ball fringe trim that will coordinate with the shades of Kunin® Classics™ Felt, like red, white and lime green. Use a large ball fringe trim that can be cut by the yard for the large foam cones. Use a mini ball fringe trim that is available in the ribbon aisle on the small foam cone.
Starting at the bottom edge, attach the ball fringe trim to the felt covered foam cone in a spiral pattern with a low temp glue gun. Take your time and make sure that all the layers of ball fringe trim are even as you make your way up the cone to the top. Trim with scissors and then secure the cut end with more glue to prevent fraying.
In a well ventilated area, or outside, spray the unfinished wooden candlesticks and decorative finials with Design Master ColorTool Glossy Wood Tone. Set aside to dry. This color matches my home decor, but you could definitely paint the candlesticks and finials with acrylic craft paint.
To finish the Easy DIY Felt Trees, attach the decorative wooden finials to the top of each felt and ball fringe tree with a low temp glue gun and glue sticks. Secure each felt covered foam cone tree to a wooden candlestick with glue. To give a variety in height, attach the two large trees to the medium and large candlesticks. Attach the small tree to the small candlestick.
I hope you will use my Easy DIY Felt Trees project as a jumping-off point to showcase your Christmas creativity and create some fun and colorful home décor! Switch up the colors to match YOUR home or add additional trims to create a handmade keepsake, the possibilities are endless! Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium that allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!