Christmas Tree from a Sweatshirt

Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Christmas, Crafts, Holidays | 10 comments

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The stores are full of Christmas decorations and I’ve seen trees made from everything imaginable! There are burlap trees, felt, wooden, yarn, sequined, painted, feathered etc……

Here are some interesting yarn ones…

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Have you ever seen one from a sweatshirt?

Well, the other night, I needed some trees for a cabin themed table setting. I didn’t have nubby yarn so thought I’d  make some felt trees. My supply of green felt wasn’t enough so I went looking for something usable for this project.  In my closet, I have certain clothes that I have for “painting”.  My eyes fell on my green sweatshirt with paint stains on the outside. When I turned the sweatshirt inside out, I found that it had a wonderful texture and decided I would try to make a tree from it.

Christmas Tree from a Sweatshirt grandparentsplus.com

 

Christmas Tree from a Sweatshirt grandparentsplus.com

First, I made a cone from tag-board. I merely taped it together.

Christmas Tree from a Sweatshirt grandparentsplus.com

Next, I cut a strip of the fabric and glued it on the base so that the white cone wouldn’t show through the fringed layer.

Christmas Tree from a Sweatshirt

Then I cut the strips about two inches in width for these small trees. Cutting half way up, I fringed the strips.

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Start wrapping each layer and gluing in place.

Christmas Trees from a Sweatshirt

Continue to the top!

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When you reach the top, take a small strip and glue together gathering the top and holding in place with a paper clip until dry.

Christmas Trees from a Sweatshirt   grandparentsplus.com

Finally, once it is dry, you can decorate it with snow (paint), add red balls, green glitter or whatever you choose.  Paint is easily added to the sweatshirt fabric either before or after you wrap the pieces or add some fake snow.

 

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There you go! Bet you never thought of using a sweatshirt this way before!  By the way, I still have my paint sweatshirt as I just used part of the sleeves. Now it is a “short- sleeved paint sweatshirt” unless I decide to make more trees!

Cost: $0.00

You might be on the lookout for green sweatshirts at a thrift store!

Enjoy!

 

Phyllis

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10 Comments

  1. Simple and adorable christmas tree
    🙂

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas trees made from a sweatshirt at last weeks Saturday Spotlight on Angels Homestead! To cute.

    Hope to see you again soon!

    April

  3. These came out so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  4. Hi what a cute and clever idea to make Christmas trees. I saw it on snicker doodle sunday. Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  5. awesome idea! I will have to give it a try 🙂 We would love if you linked up to Snickerdoodle Sunday sometime @ 2crochethooks!

    • Thank you for linking up to Snickerdoodle! We so love this crafty tree 🙂

  6. What a creative use for a sweatshirt. I love the texture it gives the trees! Great project!

    • Yup, I liked the texture, too! Thanks!

  7. A great use for old sweatshirts, and I do have many!

    • Yes, white and red would work, too!

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