DAILY DOSE OF ART

As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Make Your Own Christmas Tree 5: The Stuffed Tree

Welcome to Day 5 of “Make Your Own Christmas Tree”! Today we will make a stuffed tree using scrap fabric & some basic stitching.
 

HOW TO MAKE A STUFFED CHRISTMAS TREE

Materials:

  • plain canvas cloth (cotton/linen)
  • scrap fabric (with lots of red colour/design and hint of green)
  • green embroidery thread
  • big needle
  • green yarn
  • gold star
  • fiber fill or strips of scrap fabric
  • small needle
  • white thread
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Cut 2 pieces of square cloth (whatever white or beige fabric you have at home)
Step 1
2. Cut a triangle shape out of some printed red fabric. Fold and stitch all around. (just like appliqué but using thicker thread)
Step 2
3. Sew on gold star.
Step 3
 4. Cut the two square cloth into two identical triangles leaving enough room to fold  (at least 2 cm allowance)
Step 4
 5. Flip top fabric (with tree) so it’s facing the bottom fabric. Start sewing the left and right side of triangle. Leave the top end open.
Step 5
6. Cut a 20 cm green yarn and tie a knot. Insert this at the open end. Leave the length that you want exposed to serve as hanging loop for your tree. Stitch it on.
The Hanging Loop
-cut according to desired length
Step 6
 7. Turn the Christmas tree so you have right side facing up.
Step 7
8. Fill with fiber, cotton or strips of scrap fabric (whatever you have at home).
*Use just enough fiber fill
Step 8
 9. Stitch up bottom of tree. And then continue stitching all around to have a nice and even finish.
Step 9
“The Finished Look”
Note: This is just a sample. You can make your tree as big or as small as you want. You can even add beads, rhinestones and other fancy stitching. You can even choose to add a stand or a magnet. It all depends on where you will put your tree. The possibilities are endless!

And there you have it—your very own Stuffed Christmas Tree.

Make Your Own Christmas Tree #5
“The STUFFED Tree”
on daily-dose-of-art.com
A Little Christmas Tree Trivia For You:
Image Source
Did you know that in the cities of Oslo (Norway), Westminster (England), Boston (MA, USA) and Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) the Christmas tree has a monumental significance?

From Oslo to Westminster:
“Every year since 1947, the people of Oslo, Norway have given a Christmas tree to the city of Westminster, England. The gift is an expression of good will and gratitude for Britain’s help to Norway during World War II.” Info source
Read more about the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
From Halifax to Boston:
“Since 1971, the Province of Nova Scotia has presented the Boston Christmas tree to the people of Boston, in gratitude for the relief supplies received from the citizens of Boston after a ship exploded in 1917 following a collision in the Halifax, Nova Scotia Harbor. Part of the city was leveled, killing and injuring thousands.” Info source
Read more about the Boston-Halifax Relations on Wikipedia

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