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Easy Christmas Crafts: Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree


A piece of craft felt, a scrap of fabric, a piece of string and the funEZ pattern form the basis of this Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree. It's fun, easy and inexpensive using just a few materials and tools. 

Below, there are two different versions. Plus, for fun, there's a crochet doily version as well. This project is similar to, yet folds differently from, the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree.

First, take a look at the finished green scalloped edge Christmas Tree.

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree showing a green finished version

Easy Christmas Crafts: Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree Materials and Tools:

  • Craft felt large enough for a 6-inch diameter circle
  • Fabric scrap large enough for 6-inch diameter circle
  • String (or yarn) 12-15 inches long 
  • Scissors
  • Pins (hold pattern pieces to felt and fabric)
  • Needle (optional, instead you can use glue to secure shape & string loop)
  • Pattern - Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree pattern 

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.  This is all you need to make the Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree ornament.

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree:

Print the Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree pattern.

Cut around the paper patterns.

Pin the patterns along the folded edge of the felt and fabric. 

 

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree step 1 cut out pattern and place on folded felt and fabric

Cut around the pattern shapes to make the scalloped edge fabric and the smooth edge felt circles. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree step 2 cut out shapes

Center the slightly smaller scalloped edge fabric circle over the smooth edge felt circle.

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree step 3 center fabric over felt

Fold over one third of the fabric and felt "sandwich" with the felt inside the fold.

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree step 4 fold over one third

The next step differs from the folded paper doily Christmas tree version

Fold left to right at the center point.

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree step 5 fold right to left

 Next, fold left over right, again at the center point.

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree step 6 fold left over right

With needle and thread (yarn) or with glue, secure the outer edges together to hold the shape. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree step 7 secure edges together

Pull the thread (yarn) to hide the stitch. If using glue, hide the glue under the lapped edge.

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree step 8 edges securely together

Begin to make the hanging loop.

If you use a needle, push the needle from the inside of the shape.

Form the loop (roughly 3 inches), tie the yarn and push the needle back into the shape to hide the end of the yarn.

If you use glue, form the loop, fold it in half and glue one end inside the folded shape. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree step 9 begin top loop

The Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree is finished with its hanging loop added to the top. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree step 10 finish top loop

The next version uses the same pattern pieces but the felt and fabric pieces were cut with pinking shears.

I cut around the smooth edge of the pattern piece for the felt shape with the pinking shears.

Instead of using the scalloped edge for the fabric pattern, I cut along the smooth edge with the pinking shears.

With the variety of scissors today, you could make many different versions of the edges. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree finished red version with pinked edges

Here they are, side-by-side. Aren't they just fun? And, they are so easy and inexpensive to make.

Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree red and green versions side by side

Made the same way, here's a version using a crocheted doily.

I purchased this doily at an antique market for a couple of dollars. It had heavy starch which I chose not to rinse away.

Instead of a felt background which would have been too thick, I used a red t-shirt knit fabric.

I placed the doily on the red fabric and cut around the edges being careful not to cut the doily.

Then, I used the steps above to make this folded crochet doily Christmas tree. 

folded crochet doily christmas tree

With just a little time and a few inexpensive materials you can make several of these Christmas tree ornaments.

Have fun!

Both simple and pretty, this Easy Christmas Crafts Folded Felt and Fabric Christmas Tree is easy, fast, fun, and inexpensive.


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