There’s nothing more fun than when the weather turns warmer and making fun summer crafts like these summer farmhouse trees!
Summer Farmhouse Trees
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love every holiday and season, but when the weather turns warm, that makes for a GREAT time to break out the bright-colored fabrics and make spicy crafts. Bright and sunshiny is my plan for this year’s summer farmhouse decor and this easy set of summer farmhouse trees is a perfect way to break out the vivid colors!
It’s a quick craft too – you can make all three trees in just a few minutes with very little supplies. Bonus if you can get a deal on the fabric to make this even more of a frugal craft idea! If you’re ready to start your summer farmhouse crafts, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make This Summer Farmhouse CRaft
- Grab a set of foam tree forms here. It’s seriously the best base for making any farmhouse trees and they’re the perfect size for adding to your entry table or tablescape. Plus, they’re a great weight that won’t tip over – but they’re not heavy either, which is nice.
- A little note about all three fabrics I found. They were all remnants. Yeah, that’s right, I found these fun coordinating fabrics laying TOGETHER in the remnant bin at my local Joann’s craft store. You do not have to use the exact same colors. I think this would be gorgeous in pinks and greens or oranges and yellows. The options are really wide-open. Just check out your remnant section first, thought – nothing is better than a good deal.
- I love working with twine, but sometimes you can grab the wrong twine and it just ruins a craft. Either it’s too thick and looks chunky, is stiff and isn’t fun to work with, or it’s too thin and falls apart on you. I despise all of that, so I am pretty picky about which twine I like to use. My favorite twine for this type of application is this 2mm natural jute. It’s just strong, the perfect width and flexible enough to work into the smaller spots on the tip of the cone.
How Do I Make Summer Farmhouse Trees?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 1 - 12-inch Styrofoam Cone
- 1 - 9-inch Styrofoam Cone
- 1 - 7-inch Styrofoam Cone
- 1/4 yd Blue and White Striped Fabric (cotton or polyester blend)
- 1/8 yd Blue and Yellow Patterned Fabric (cotton or polyester blend)
- 1/4 yd Solid Yellow Fabric (cotton or polyester blend)
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Marker, optional
- To make the smallest farmhouse tree, place the smallest cone along one short side of the blue and yellow patterned fabric edge, making sure to align the long edge of the fabric so that it will be mostly straight along the top (skinny end) of the cone shape (this will make the fabric hang off the bottom of the cone, but this is intentional). Add a line of hot glue to affix the edge of the fabric to the foam cone, allowing the glue to cool completely before proceeding.
- Roll the cone in the fabric snugly, noting where the cone lands on the opposing side to cover the cone on all sides, leaving a small portion of the cone exposed (this is intentional). Cut the fabric to fit, adding 1/4 inch for a hot glue hem. Fold the loose edge inside the fabric and hot glue it in place.
- Note then trim the loose fabric at the base of the cone, leaving about 1/2-inches of excess fabric. Fold the excess fabric over on the bottom of the cone, tucking it upward between the cone and fabric on the outside of the cone and hot gluing it in place.
- Repeat with the other two tree forms, covering the middle-sized cone with the solid yellow fabric and the largest cone with the blue and white striped fabric.
- Working with one cone tree at a time, starting at the fabric-covered portion of the top of the cone, hot glue one end of the twine in place, then wind it around the tip of the exposed cone. Hot glue this in place every few wraps, tucking the twine close in on itself to reduce gaping. When you reach the top, hot glue the end in place on the tip of the cone, covering the cone's tip completely.
- Repeat with the other two tree forms, adding a twine topper to each.
- Stand your trees up and enjoy!
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More Summer Crafts You Might Like
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- DIY Fruit Coasters – Coasters that are so fun and definitely summer-y, you’ll smile every time you see them.
- Easy Watermelon Tote – Nothing could be easier than making this fun watermelon tote for library books, shopping trips, or beach outings!
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