If you live in a small apartment or simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of getting a natural Christmas tree this unconventional fabric covered Christmas tree is the next best alternative.
Fabric covered Christmas Tree
I’ve seen some Christmas trees all over the internet lately that were made from wood and old pallets and I thought they were really cute. I was inspired to give it a go but the ones I’ve seen were a little too plain so I wanted to add my own twist to them when working on this fabric covered Christmas tree project. So adding scraps of fabric and a little glitter spray strikes me as a great idea! I know, I’m biased.
We just finished building a little storehouse in the back yard and we had a few plywood and wood strips left from that project so I thought I should put them to good use. As you may know, I hate throwing stuff away and just storing those is not an option when the whole goal of building a storehouse is to free some space and keep things organized. It would just add up to the mess and mess and I are not good friends.
Making this project was super fun and oh, so easy! Even the most inexperienced crafter can make these trees and they’ll look amazing as a little home decor at Christmas. They’re also a great way to get rid of fabric and plywood scraps.
Fabric covered Christmas tree tutorial
- strips of plywood for “branches”
- strips of wood for “thunk”
- Christmas themed fabric scraps (I used red fleece, cotton, organza and burlap)
- fabric glue (make sure it works for wood too)
- pinking sheers
- glue gun
- glitter spray
- Decide on how high you want your trees to be and how many “branches” and cut the plywood according to your measurements. I wanted to have a small tree and a medium one and cut 5 and 6 strips of plywood.
- Arrange your “trees” and decide how long the wood strip that’ll hold the “branches” will be and cut by your measurements.
- Cut fabric the width and height of your plywood pieces, using your pinking sheers. This will not only stop the fabric from fraying but it adds a bit of interest too.
- Use your glue gun to attach the plywood strips (the branches) to your wood strip (the trunk). I tried using my drill but the trunk almost broke so I decided to use my glue gun. I applied glue on the wood strip, then immediately pressed the plywood so that the glue sits in the middle of the plywood; this will give it a stronger hold.
- Spread glue on plywood and immediately attach the fabric strips (don’t be lazy as me and iron your fabric first). Do one plywood strip at a time. Leave to completely dry.
- Spray some glitter directly on the fabric. Leave to dry.
- That’s it! You’ve got yourself a pretty fabric covered Christmas tree in no time! I am personally more pleased with the smaller tree, I think it’s cuter than the larger one and the branches look more put together.
Now go decorate your house with the cuteness you’ve just made!