Fast, Fun, Fabulous Felt

Amy FriendBasicGrey, Christmas, felt, Sizzix13 Comments

I love a good felt project.  I’ve seen cute little felt trees for Christmas in recent years and have wanted to make some for myself.  I made this set using the Sizzix Bigz Pro Cone die. This is a Pro die which means that you need a Big Shot Pro. It also means that these trees stand over 8″ tall! It’s great to be able to cut larger die cut shapes.

I used a selection of high quality wool felts from National Non Wovens.  After cutting the cone shapes in shades of green felt, I decorated them while they were still flat.  I used the Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die Loops and Rick Rack to cut the red and white trims you see above.  The lime green pom pom trim was purchased as is.  These trims were all attached with a row of machine stitching.  Then I cut a bunch of 1″ circles using the Sizzix Bigz Die Circles 1″.  I’ve decided to use this die to cut all felt scraps that I might have otherwise thrown out.  It makes a scrap into a useful shape for so many things. I will just store them away until I find use for them.  I strung some as a garland in the background even!  I attached each circle with embroidery floss.  Some of the circles are further embellished with BasicGrey buttons or embroidered brads.

I then stitched up the side seams of each cone by hand and stuffed with fiberfill.  Then I attached a 4 1/2″ circle to the bottom of the cone with hand stitches   When it was almost closed, I poured in some dry beans to give the base of the tree more weight.  Then I closed it up.
I hope you enjoy this fast, festive felt project!