I loved making these DIY Scandinavian Christmas trees so much because they’re simple, but really tasteful and go so well with a little gnome!
DIY Scandinavian Christmas Trees
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we adore simple holiday crafts that you can make in just a few minutes. Plus, having a beautiful addition to my holiday tablescape or my mantle is always just that “one touch” that makes it so much more perfect. And these fun felt Christmas trees have been on my idea list for so long, I couldn’t wait any longer to make them.
Super quick, they’re a craft that you can make with so little fuss, it’s crazy. And having a little Christmas tree to pair with a gnome? I’m in love. If you’re ready to make a cute felt Christmas tree, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make DIY Felt Christmas Trees
- Start by grabbing the cut file set for the DIY Christmas trees here. You can use this to cut the tree shapes using a cutting machine or by hand with scissors. Everything is there for you to make this craft either way!
- Definitely use premium craft felt. It’s thicker and more luxe, so it’s going to stand up well over time, but it’s also going to give your trees a fuller, more professional look. You can certainly use craft felt, but it’s just not going to be as nice.
- When you’re layering your DIY felt Christmas tree pieces together, you can accidentally get the edges off and then they don’t look right. But that’s what I love about working with felt. You can just trim the uneven areas and make it look like a clean join!
- I used my Cricut Maker to cut the felt pieces for this particular Christmas craft. But you can use your Cricut Explore Air 2 as well, if you want. You’ll just need to use Heat-n-Bond on the felt, then you’ll be ready to cut.
How Do I Make this DIY Scandinavian Christmas Trees?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Christmas Tree SVG file
- Felt fabric in 3 coordinating colors such as green and blue
- 1/4-inch Wooden dowel, 8” long
- Wood Round (1” diameter x 1.25” high)
- Fabric scissors
- Hot glue gun and clear craft glue
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker, optional
- Drill a hole in the center of the stump the same size as the wooden dowel.
- If cutting the project out by hand, print off pattern template on 8.5x11 sheet of paper. Cut around each of the pattern pieces. Cutting out one tree at a time, place the pattern on top of the felt sheet in desired color. Using a pair of fabric scissors, cut out the tree shape along the solid line. Cut 6 pieces of each tree. Repeat for the remaining tree patterns.
- If using a cutting machine, open a blank canvas in Cricut Design Space. Upload the Christmas Tree SVG File into Design Space. Select “Make It” in Design Space. Set material type to "Acrylic Felt". Follow prompts for loading the mat into the Cricut cutting machine and cutting the felt. When prompted, unload the mat from the cutting machine. Continue cutting 6 pieces for each tree.
- To assemble the trees, apply a bead of glue along the outer edge, along ONLY one side of a tree piece. Take care to leave a section of tree unglued on the base, in the center of the tree shape, about 1/2 inch at a minimum for inserting the dowel when the tree is assembled.
- Place a second tree piece on top of the first, gently pressing the glued edges together. Fold back the unglued side of one piece and apply another bead of glue along the exposed outer edge. Again, take care to leave a section unglued on the base, in the center of the tree shape, about 1/2 inch at a minimum, for inserting the dowel when the tree is assembled.
- Place another tree piece on top, gently pressing the edges together to affix them with the glue. Repeat with the remaining tree pieces, folding each tree piece outward and gluing the inner edge to the inner edge of the adjacent tree piece.
- Place a dab of hot glue in the drilled hole in the wood round, then insert the dowel.
- Thread the top of the dowel into the center of the tree pieces and press it all the way up through the center of the tree to the top. Add hot glue at the top and bottom of the tree, if necessary, to hold the dowel snugly.
- Repeat to make additional felt trees and enjoy!
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