The idea for these felt twig trees came to me on a recent bush walk, so I gathered a few twigs on the way back to the car and spent the afternoon bringing my idea to fruition. They're a nice A4 size - easily adaptable though to whatever size takes your fancy - quick to make and cute to hang up for the festive season.
Let's get started:
- Felt : I used A4 sized felt for the tree
- Twigs in various lengths
- Glue gun + fabric glue
- Scissors + needle
- String or wool
Step 1: Take an A4 sized piece of felt and cut out a basic tree, using the full length of the felt. If you're not super confident with free cutting the tree shape, make up a simple template from paper first. Also cut out a series of tiny circles from the felt (11 or so per tree), approximately 1cm in width.
Step 2: Use the hot glue gun to secure twigs around the outer edges of the felt tree. The twigs I used were light weight and easily snapped to the length that I needed. If yours are a bit stronger, use a small saw to cut to length.
*Note* You might like to gently iron the felt first, on a very low setting. I didn't, but after a day or two of hanging up in a warm spot, the creases have gone. Another option is to stretch the felt slightly as you're hot glue gunning.
Step 3: Use the hot glue gun to adhere smaller twigs for the tree base.
Step 4: Adhere the felt spots onto the tree using a fabric glue.
Step 5: Adhere a sequin onto each felt dot.
Step 6: Cut a 20cm length of string and using a needle, thread the string through the top of the tree - as shown in the above step photo. Tie a knot at the top of the string to secure.
You're all done!