Monday, November 30, 2009

With Trees being an important icon for many folks this time of year, we have come up with a couple of variations to add to your creative collection. Variations on the theme are easy.

• Make yourself a pile of fabric strips, just ripped apart...1/4 to 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long or so.

• Starting at the top of the cone, wrap a piece of string or yarn around the cone to determine the length of your finished strip wrap.

• Sew the small strips onto the long piece to create a fringe.

• Once you have finished your long piece of fringe, start at the top point and attach to the green cone. You can stitch or glue this step. Check photo at the top of the page.
• Felt beads added to the fringe add more color and texture. Just place the tree on  a dowel or stick to create a trunk. This beauty has an embellished  stitched star at the top! I placed our tree trunk in a jar filled with colorful beads.

• FOR ANOTHER LOOK, try zig zagging 3 or 4 lengths of yarn together.
• Using the long strip as a base, tie or stitch yarn fringe along the length.
• Embellish yarns with wool felt beads and sequins.
• Tie pieces around the tree.
• Cut a piece of cardboard or foam core to create a circle that will fit inside the bottom of the cone. This will keep the tree base "round".  Make a hole in the center about the size of a pencil.
• Drill a hole in a small wooden round to create a "trunk" with a small straight stick or dowel. Secure dowel in the base.
• Place trunk through the hole in the bottom and set the tree onto the trunk.
• Place embellished yarn on the tree.
• Top off with felt star!
• Make another one and enjoy.


Our Artgirlz Mini Tree Pin Kits come with all of the goodies needed to make an embellished tree pin. Or, mix things up by making simple little trees with Artgirlz Mini Cones and a piece of twig! Green, purple, red...trees of many colors!


Anonymous said...

LOVE the trees want to make one now! Even though I have knitting, doll. birds, bracelet, collage etc. on the go. Fantastic blog Brought one of your charm packs and will make it into a brooch soon. .......Carol
ps. found you by reading 'cloth paper scissors' online.

Anonymous said...

Monica to Milan ItalY
congratulations for your works are wonderful I can make an article on my blog on your Christmas trees.

Aimeslee said...

Oh my gosh, I so wish I had the time to make these for this Christmas, but I am bookmarking to get a jump on next year and will send you a link if I do use some of your sweet inspirations. I thought I was doing good to make a little ATC card out of your Wordz images I ordered recently here:
Blossoming ATC

Artgirlz On! Loveya,
Aimeslee said...

Wow, your trees are gorgeous! I'm loving your project. I jsut clicked over from CraftGossip and I'm so glad I did. I'd love to link to some of your posts if you didn't mind.

elena fiore said...

Wow, bellissimo!
Ciao dall'Italia :-)