Christmas Tree Decoration

Simple to make, Felt Christmas Tree Decoration – The perfect craft for your Fall afternoon.


I absolutely LOVE to decorate for the holidays, but I always find myself so busy that I don’t plan ahead and then all of a sudden it’s Thanksgiving and I’m scrambling to get everything out of storage. For some reason this year things seem to be different. It’s not even Halloween yet and I’m already planning for Christmas – like this Felt Christmas Tree.

This cute Christmas Tree can be made in one sitting very easily. My daughter and I sat down last Saturday and made this one.

Our family room is a combination of Black, Red & White. You can see the picture on the wall behind the Felt Tree in the photo below. I know these aren’t Traditional colors for a Christmas Tree, but I wanted to coordinate with the room. My ultimate goal is to put another full sized Christmas Tree in this room, using the same colors. For now, though, this mini tree will have to do.


Christmas Tree Completed

Materials Needed:

*Styrofoam Cone for the base (Whatever size you choose – you can even buy multiples in different sizes to group together)
*Hot Glue Gun
*Hot Glue Sticks
*Felt in multiple colors (with or without glitter. I’m a glitter gal all the way! haha You can use different shades of the same color to create an ombre effect)
*Scissors
*Ruler

Christmas Tree Materials

Step 1

Decide which color you want to start with. I chose Red for the base of mine. Cut a 1″ strip of felt long enough to wrap around the base of the Styrofoam cone.


Christmas Tree 1 inch felt strip

Step 2

Next, you will need to prepare your felt for cutting. I chose to make mine 2″ x 1″. The easiest way I found was to use a ruler and draw lines on the back side of the felt so I knew where to cut.

If you have super sharp scissors, you will be able to cut through multiple layers of felt at once, making it much quicker.


Christmas Tree Lines

Step 3

Cut your felt along the lines you just drew and you will have a pretty little pile of felt rectangles like this.


Christmas Tree Cuts

Step 4

One more cutting job before we begin applying our strips to the base.

We need to shape our rectangles into points. Starting at the bottom center of the strip, cut a curve from the bottom center half-way up the side. Repeat the same for the other side.

Now your rectangles have points to be our leaves for the Christmas Tree.


Christmas Tree Points

Step 5

Time to fire up the hot glue gun! You will begin by applying the 1″ strip we cut to the base of the cone. You may notice that there is a gap between the top of the felt and the cone. Don’t stress out over it because the “leaves” we apply next will cover that right up.


Christmas Tree Base

Step 6

Now we will begin adding the leaves to the tree. Starting with your base color, align the point of the strip with the base of the cone. If there is any white showing through from the cone, move the strip down until it’s all covered, so that all you see is the felt.

Continue working your way around the cone until you complete the circle. When you finish one row, simply move up a bit and start the process for the next row.

You can choose how many rows you do of each color, depending on how many colors you use.


Christmas Tree Leaf Application

Step 7

The final row will be done slightly different.

Take one of your felt strips and place it directly on the top of the cone.


Christmas Tree Top

Step 8

Fold the tip over the side and continue around to complete the final row.


Christmas Tree Top

And…..all done!

Christmas Tree Complete

Other Variations

There are obviously a lot of different things you can add to this. Here are just a few ideas…
*Add “ornaments” by gluing beads or sequins to the tip of each leaf.
*Add a tree topper – fuzzy, sparkly ball; star; angel; etc.
*glue strands of beads as garland
*Display several different sizes on a serving tray for a beautiful centerpiece.


Your Turn!

I absolutely LOVE to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of this Felt Christmas Tree craft idea. Anything you would change? Anything you would add?
I’d love to see some of your photos, too! You can jump over to our Facebook Page and post a photo of your Felt Christmas Tree on our wall.


Cinnamon Stick Candle

Quick. Cheap. Beautiful: Cinnamon Stick Candle


Who doesn’t love the smell of cinnamon, especially this time of year? This is one of the easiest crafts I have found. If you are looking for a quick way to add a little “holiday” to any room of the house (or even your office), this cinnamon stick candle is a MUST try!

It took me less than 5 minutes to put this together. Seriously! In less than 5 minutes I had a beautiful centerpiece.

Not only does it look great, it smells fantastic! (Yummy yummy!)


Cinnamon Stick Candle Completed

Materials:

*Candle (Whatever size you desire)
*Cinnamon Sticks – I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section. Amazon has them HERE if you can’t find them locally.)
*Rubber Band
*Ribbon (or whatever you want to finish it off with – twine, pipe cleaner, etc)
*Scissors


Cinnamon Stick Candle Materials

Step 1

I started by wrapping the rubber band around the candle. I placed it so that it would line up with the center of the cinnamon sticks once I began putting them in place.


Cinnamon Stick Candle Step 1

Step 2

Next, I simply began to add the cinnamon sticks under the rubber band.


Cinnamon Stick Candle Step 2

I continued placing cinnamon sticks around the candle until there are no more gaps. You may have to rearrange a few of them (if you have my OCD, lol) until it’s just perfect for you. I wanted mine to be perfectly “im”perfect. I like the way it varies in height rather than all being the same.


Cinnamon Stick Candle Step 3

Step 3

Finally, I used a ribbon to cover up the rubber band, tying a nice bow in the front. I also made sure to singe the edges of the ribbon with a flame so they wouldn’t fray later on.
Here’s the side view…


Cinnamon Stick Candle Final Step

Here’s the final view of the front…


Cinnamon Stick Candle Front view

ps

You may find that your cinnamon sticks shift or move (even fall out) when you pick the candle up. You have a couple of options at this point. You can either continue adjusting them until they nestle in together (which is what I did), OR you can use a hot glue gun to make them stay put. Using the hot glue gun will, of course, add a little more time to the project, but it will still be fun either way!


Other Variations

There are many, many ways you can customize this craft. Your only limitation is your imagination. Here are a few ways to change it up.
*Use a shorter candle, closer to the size of the cinnamon sticks.
*Hot glue the sticks together so they don’t move
*Use something other than ribbon…twine, burlap, lace, pipe cleaners, etc.
*Add embellishment instead of a bow…pine cones, holly berries, snowflakes, pumpkins, etc.
*Display several different sizes on a serving tray for a beautiful centerpiece.


Your Turn!

I absolutely LOVE to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of this cinnamon stick candle craft idea. Anything you would change? Anything you would add?
I’d love to see some of your photos, too! You can jump over to our Facebook Page and post a photo of your cinnamon stick candle on our wall.

Monogrammed Christmas Tree Skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt

Can you believe it’s nearly that time again — CHRISTMAS!

Each year the stores seem to put out their decorations earlier and earlier. I saw decorations up in JULY this year. Pretty soon, you’ll be seeing them year round. Of course, here at Have Faith Boutique, our Monogrammed Christmas Tree Skirts are always available for purchase.

The latest trend is to leave the tree up all year and change the decorations for each season. It’s easy to make those changes when you can create your own seasonal monogrammed Christmas tree skirt (or Fall, or Easter, or Summer – who doesn’t love flip flops!)

Monogrammed Christmas Tree Skirt Ideas

When it comes to style, everyone is uniquely different.

Which of the following styles screams your name?

Traditional Red and Green with simple patterns?

Monogrammed Christmas Tree Skirt Chevron
Monogrammed Christmas Tree Skirt Chevron & Dots

A bit funky with blacks and pinks?


Monogrammed Christmas Tree Skirt Swirls

Maybe you’re the glitzy type that likes a touch of glitter on everything?


Monogrammed christmas Tree Skirt Glitter Chevron

Perhaps you’re more of a country gal at heart?


Monogrammed Christmas Tree Skirt

Whether you are traditional or modern, we can help you find the perfect Christmas Tree Skirt for your Holiday season. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, have no fear! We can create almost anything you’re looking for (as long as it’s not using a copyrighted image or logo). We absolutely love to create one of a kind, custom pieces for our customers. Simply reach out by email info@havefaithboutique.com and we’ll help you on your search for the perfect Monogrammed Christmas Tree Skirt.

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