Mini Fabric Christmas Trees

7 Materials
$15
45 Minutes
Easy

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These mini fabric Christmas trees are perfect rustic Christmas decorations for the mantel, shelf or tablescapes. They are the perfect simple DIY Christmas craft…so easy, even the kids can make them.

STEP 1. DRILL HOLE IN WOOD PILLAR BASE.

I had this wood pillar laying around already…convenient, I know. But don’t worry…you can buy them!


Start by marking the middle of your wood pillar base. Then, using a drill bit just a hair larger than your wooden dowel, drill a hole in the middle of the wooden pillar base about 1-2 inches deep.

STEP 2. CUT WOODEN DOWEL.

I used a mitre box and saw to easily cut the dowel down to 12 inches tall.

STEP 3. ATTACH WOODEN DOWEL.

Add a little bit of wood glue to the bottom of the dowel and place upright in the drilled hole on the wood pillar. Wait til dry.

STEP 4. CUT FABRIC STRIPS.

For the fabric strips, they are all about 1”- 1.5” inches wide and I ripped them rather than cutting. As you can imagine, the fabric pieces get shorter as you make your way up the primitive mini Christmas trees with homespun fabric. I started at the bottom using 11 inch pieces and at the top I was using 5 inch pieces. I went down in increments up 1 inch….so I made a handful of 11 inch, 10 inch, 9 inch, 8 inch…and so on…all the way to 5 inch.

STEP 5. TIE FABRIC ON DOWEL.

This part is the easy…but kind of time consuming part! Turn on a fun Christmas movie and start tying the fabric onto the wooden dowel. Just a simple knot will do. Start with the longest pieces (11 inches) at the bottom and work your way up the mini fabric Christmas tree.

STEP 6. ATTACH METAL STAR.

Once you have filled the entire wooden dowel with tied fabric pieces, now is time to add the star, of course!! To attach, I added a dot of my favorite glue to the back of the star and press onto the top of the dowel.

Super simple, right?! I wasn’t lying!


It’s a perfect complement to my Christmas advent calendar (visit blog for tutorial of that fun project), don’t you think? It’s almost like they belong together! I’ll have to be sure they end up near each other when I finish getting all of my Christmas decorations up.


Hop on over to this blog post to see more pictures of the finished project and check out my other simple DIYs.

Suggested materials:

  • Homespun Fabric   (JoAnns)
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Birch Wood Log Base
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Chelsea @ Making Manzanita
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