How to make Scandinavian felt trees for your table for a little bit of rustic decor with a modern edge. I am joining a group of bloggers to share tabletop trees and this is what I came up with for our corner banquette. I like to soften the Saarinen table with a wood trivet and a plant or fresh flowers all year long, so adding these little wood-based felt trees for the holidays was just the look I wanted.
What I love about the Scandinavean felt trees
- You probably have everything you need except the felt
- The wood bases are from nature. (We picked up the wood in Maine when we went to the Lost Kitchen Cabins).
- It takes a little more than an hour to make all three trees and even less if you have a helper.
The Supplies you’ll need:
- About a yard of felt (a little less if you are careful) – I used all one color, but you could use three different colors or variations of the same overall color. I found mine on Etsy and it’s the exact color I was hoping to find.
- A pattern (I printed out three sizes at 75%, 60% and 45%)
- A good pair of scissors
- Straight pins
- A hot glue gun
- Wood logs in three different sizes cut into 1/2″ discs
- Sticks or bamboo stakes
Christmas Tree Pattern to print in three sizes
Here’s how you make them:
- Gather your supplies
- Cut wood discs from tree branches in three sizes to use as the base for each tree
- Gather sticks or use bamboo wood stakes and cut into three lengths
- Drill holes into the round wood dics to hold the stick or wood stake.
- Glue the stick or bamboo stake into the hole using a glue gun
- Make christmas tee patterns in three sizes – print out pattern 75%, 60% and 45% or whatever size yo want
- Cut 12 felt squares for each of the three sizes
- Fold each piece in half, pin the folded tree pattern to the folded side and cut out 12 of each size
- When you are ready to being glueing to the stick, divide each set of 12 into two stacks.
- Begin by folding the tree in half and using a glue gun, run glue along the seam, leaving a little space at the top without glue and then glue to the stick.
- Continue glueing all six and then glue the remainning six on the opposite side.
- Glue the points together at the top
- Separate each folded tree a little. Use a steamer to loosen a little if you have one, but not necessary.
Scandinavean Felt Trees for any corner that needs a little holiday
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