I must tell you that I am totally in love with this Sewing Pattern Christmas Tree! It is so quick and simple to make, yet the finished product is absolutely adorable! It makes the perfect addition to your shabby chic Christmas decor.
- old sewing pattern (I found a stash at a local thrift store for .25 cents each!)
- styrofoam cone (or create a cone shape out of poster board)
- Styro Glue or hot glue gun (I recommend a low-temp glue gun so as not to melt the stryofoam cone)
- chopstick (or back of pen) if using hot glue as I did
Start by cutting 1.5 to 2 inch squares out the sewing pattern tissue. I didn’t count how many I cut out, but you’ll need lots!
Press the end of your chopstick (or pen) into a sewing pattern square, wrapping it around the end.
Apply a bit of glue to the base of the cone, then press the square into the glue with the chopstick.
Continue this process until the stryrofoam cone is completely covered.
And, just like that, you have a beautiful, inexpensive Christmas Tree to adorn your mantle!
Don’t forget to sign you & your kids (tweens & teens too) up for my mixed media art workshop, Winter Wonderland, where we will create beautiful winter-themed works of art, as well as simple Christmas decorations and gifts to give. Click on the image for more info.
Alisha Gratehouse is a minister’s wife, the mother of three awesome kids, and a mixed-media artist. Her days are filled with writing, creating, homeschooling, drinking tea, and encouraging others to live abundant and satisfying lives (John 10:10). She believes that everyone has a God-given purpose to fulfill, and that in order to fulfill that purpose, they must follow the passions and desires the Lord has placed in their hearts. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.