And talking about scraps… and Christmas…

I came across a little project that combines itty bitty scraps with Christmas! And it involves two favorites of mine… circles and trees!

Basically, you cut different circles in different sizes out of scraps of fabric, fray the edges a little, stack them together, hold them (stitch) all with a button…

…and tack them onto a styrofoam cone with a couple of pins.

You can find full instructions for this project here, on the Quilting Daily blog. How cool is that?

These little trees reminded me of another tree project with a similar shape. Now, believe it or not, I haven’t been able to find styrofoam cones anywhere in this town. So I had to invent my own. Something else I don’t throw out are thread spools. And in this case I used large, empty cone spools, like these:

What you want to do is fit them inside each other to make one long cone. If they are all the same size it is best to wrap some cardstock or paper around the top of each cone before placing the next one on top. I also found it was a good idea to hot glue the cardstock to the cone, and then hot glue the next cone on top. I used between 3 and 4 plastic cones for the base of each tree. Once that was ready, I hot glued bits of red and green trim (yes, scraps!) onto my cone. Pretty cool, right?

I think there are many different things you could do with this shape. Do you have other ideas?

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    Posted October 28, 2011 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Hola Angie!!!
    Tengo varios de esos conos de hilo que podrían aplicarse a esta idea…espero poder realizarlo para la próxima Navidad y así aprovechar retazos también. Gracias por compartir!!
    Muy buen fin de semana!!!

  2. Posted October 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    That is a fun and easy idea. I used to use styrofoam forms for trees with dried florals, but I like this idea better.


  3. Posted October 29, 2011 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    I love those trees – may have to make some for my quilty friends for Christmas gifts. They could be set out all year if you use fabrics that don’t shout Christmas.

  4. allison
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    love this too. ya. those tree forms are pricey here. i wanted to make some sequined trees for christmas but i am going to get creative with some paper mache forms instead of buying them.