When I saw these felt Christmas trees on West Elm’s site I loved them and thought it would be easy do myself and cheaper. This project is an inexpensive and easy project that is a little more time consuming than some of the other projects I have posted for Christmas, but it is well worth the time and effort.
Cone Christmas tree
Hot glue gun
I purchased the white felt from Joann Fabrics. One yard is more than sufficient. I chose to use Martha Stewart glitter paint in color Sterling. My cone Christmas tree is from Hobby Lobby. I chose the largest one and it was priced at 50% off.
I used a lace border I found online to trace the arches of the felt pieces. I found the cut out here on Luumies. I used the third one down. I measured around the tree to know how long to make my felt pieces. I usually made them a little longer to allow some forgiveness with my measuring. My felt pieces were about 2 inches wide.
After cutting out the felt pieces, I glued them to the tree cone. My first piece looked like this.
Here is a picture about half way completed.
Keep in mind as the smaller the cone got I had to make some cuts so the felt would overlap in sections. This made for a better fit around the cone and to help keep the felt pieces straight. Here are some pics to help with explaining this.
This is a close up of where I overlapped one of the cuts.
As I neared the top my overlapping cuts got longer.
Here are a couple of pics to help with showing you how I glued the pieces as I got close to the tip of the cone.
As I got to my last few pieces my felt pieces looked like this so I could glue them around the point better without having gaps. Here is what the last couple pieces looked like.
Add one more piece to the other side to complete it.
After that I took a fine tip paint brush and my glitter paint and painted the arcs.
Here it is all complete and pretty!
You can definitely shorten the process by making your cuts bigger/wider and placing your felt pieces further apart or also using a smaller cone. I was ambitious and used the largest cone I could find.