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Easy Christmas Crafts: Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree


The Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree uses small pieces of fabric, a bit of felt, a short piece of yarn, a decorative bead and some glue to become a fun little ornament for the holidays.

The project is fun, fast, easy and inexpensive — and, it could be made with paper instead, if you prefer.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree finished and on display

Easy Christmas Crafts: Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree Materials and Tools:

  • Small fabric scraps, or a fat quarter (could also use paper)
  • Craft felt (if using paper, substitute thick paper or cardstock)
  • Yarn - 14 inches
  • Decorative bead - 10mm
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears (optional)
  • Glue
  • Chalk pencil (or anything that can mark the points)
  • Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree pattern 

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here. 

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree:

Print the Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree pattern.

Cut around each of the pattern shapes.

Cut the craft felt using the triangle pattern.

Cut 12 semi circular shapes. These were cut with regular scissors on the straight edge and with pinking shears on the semi circular shape.

If your fabric has a directional design, be consistent in how you cut each of the semi circles.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 1 cut shapes

Mark the points where the horizontal lines touch the sides of the triangle and the center point on the longer line where the dotted line crosses it.

Mark these points on both sides of the triangle.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 2 mark points on triangle

Fold the yarn in half and thread the two cut ends through the hole in the bead.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 3 thread yarn through bead

Tie knots in the yarn above and below the bead.

Tie two knots above the bead to keep it from coming off the yarn loop.

Tie one knot below the bead. 

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 4 tie knots in yarn above and below bead

Fold the semi circular shapes.

Find the center point of the straight edge.

Fold the end of the straight edge to the center of the semi circle.

Do this for both sides to form a cone shape.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 5 fold semi circles

Fold all of the semi circles into cone shapes.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 6 fold all semi circles

Apply glue to the right most bottom dot on the felt triangle.

Position the folded point on the glue with the curved portion of the cone extending below the felt triangle.

The right edge of the folded shape should extend to the right of the felt - it should not match the angle of the triangle. 

 

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 7 glue first shape

Add glue to the leftmost bottom dot on the felt triangle.

Position the second shape over the glue.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 8 glue second shape

Add glue to the middle dot on the triangle.

Position the third shape on the glue.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 9 glue third shape 

Continue adding the folded shapes to the felt triangle.

Add a spot of glue to the top of the felt triangle to secure the topmost folded shape on the first side.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 10 finish first side

Turn the felt triangle over to add the folded semi circles to the second side.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 11 begin second side

Glue the first three shapes to the second side.

Add glue to the remaining three points.

Position the bead just above the point of the triangle with the loop above.

Place the cut ends of yarn across the glue.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 12 add beaded loop

Add the three remaining shapes to the second side.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 13 finish second side

Hang the Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree to display.

This view shows where the front and back meet at the edges.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 14 hanging to display the side

Here's a front view of the pretty little tree.

Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree step 14 hanging to display the front

This ornament can be made quickly, easily and inexpensively with either fabric scraps or with paper.

Have fun making one or many!

Use this Easy Christmas Crafts Calico Semi Circles Christmas Tree as a decoration on a tree, as an extra gift on a package or as a simple keepsake gift.


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