Monday, 19 November 2012

Make it Monday :: Felt Christmas Tree Light

So this week Sew Sweet has another Christmas tutorial for you (woooh Christmas) and this time brought to you by Stephanie from Toastie Studio (Hi!!)

6 weeks till Christmas!!
Can you believe it? I barley can!! I want to just run around a scream a little (just a tiny bit).

Today I am sharing a really simple and quick tutorial to make a felt Christmas tree light. It is made with felt and decorated with lovely buttons. Then all you do is place a "fake" tea light candle inside and it looks just beautiful on your mantle piece, or side table. Or even in the kids room so they have their own tree!!

White Felt (or you could make it in any colour!)
Colourful Buttons (I used a rainbow of colours, but you could do red and green etc)
Thread, scissors etc.
Pattern (Download it here)

How To
So download the pattern and use it to cut out your tree shape from felt. And also get together all your buttons. (I just love all my Sew Sweet buttons!)

Pick through your buttons and lay them out on your tree. Keep about 1cm in from the edges so you can sew it closed later. Carefully move the buttons off the felt, keeping them in the same pattern (you can take a photo which helped me get them back how I wanted them). Sew each button onto the felt tree.

Fold your tree in half (with the buttons on the inside) and pin it along the edge. Sew down this edge, I suggest doing this by hand because the buttons can get in the way a little.

Turn the tree right way out, you may need a pencil to get the tip to turn out fully. And your Christmas tree is ready to look all pretty!!

Please note, do not put a real tea light candle inside the tree, you don't want your tree to catch fire!!
I also have a few more Christmas tutorials coming up each week on my blog as I count down the weeks till Christmas!

♥ Thank you for visiting us today at Sew Sweet ♥

1 comment:

Nessie said...

seen these made with green netting and they are very effective like that too xxx