I am excited to share my Scrappy Christmas Tree ornament with you. By fabric scrap baskets are overflowing so I have been on a huge scrap busting crusade. That’s kind of how I came up with these cute scrappy trees. So, here’s a step-by-step tutorial of how I made them.
- Green fabric scraps (at least 3.5″ x 1″)
- Solid green fabric for the back of the trees (at least 3.5″ x 5″)
- some kind of batting for stability (I used leftover white flannel.)
- small yellow buttons
- 1″ Brown grosgrain ribbon (for the stem)
- 1/4″ white ribbon (for the ornament loop)
Cut all the green scraps to 3.5″ x 1.5″.
Cut solid green and batting to 3.5 ” x 5″.
Sew the green strips together one at a time. You don’t need to worry about straight lines…every seasoned sewist just gasped. I didn’t lay the pieces together perfectly because I want that “wonky” and scrappy look.
Lay the scrappy strip piece on a piece of flannel. Then add the solid green to the back with right side facing out.
Grab a ruler and a pencil draw to sides of the triangle tree.
Sew about 1/8″ inch in from the pencil lines you just drew.
Trim the extra fabric off the tree by cutting on the pencil line. Although you didn’t sew the bottom of the tree, trim off any extra. Basically make a pretty triangle.
Create a loop with the white ribbon and sew it to the top of the tree in the front.
Glue or hand-sew the little yellow button on top of the ribbon.
Now you have a darling little fabric scrap Christmas Tree. You can add them to the Christmas tree or use them to decorate presents. You could also string a lot of them together and create a banner or garland. Seriously, endless possibilities.
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