Want to bring some whimsy to your holiday decor? Check out this felt christmas stacking tree! It's easy to create and will put you in the holiday spirit in no time! In fact, you'll probably want to make several and have a forest of these cute little stacking trees!
I found a pattern to use as a template to make my layers for the stacking tree from here. I copied it in word and was able to adjust the size. I tried making a template you can download for this tutorial but was unsuccessful. (I'm still learning)
I printed out five pages of this pattern and divided it into five sections or layers. I cut one layer from each page and trimmed the bottom edge with freehand scallops.
I placed the layers on a 12x12 piece of wool felt I got at Michaels. Unlike crafting felt, wool felt is nice and thick. Unfortunately, Michaels had only one green square left. All the pieces will fit on the square fabric if you lay the patterns on the straight edges of the wool felt.
After cutting out the layers, fold each layer in half with right sides together, matching edges and scallops. Whip stitch along edge with a needle and thread.
Turn inside out. You might need to use a pencil point to push the felt out at the top.
Repeat the process for the remaining four layers.
The little tree layers will stand on their own.
At this point, you can stack them on top of each other, starting with the largest on the bottom, lining up the seams in the back. You can add glue to the tops for a more permanent hold. If you do, make sure to glue separately and use a pencil point to push the tops into the next layer.
I decorated the scallops with silver glitter glue. The wool felt christmas stacking tree is strong enough to stand alone, as a cute holiday display.
Or you might want to go one step further and add a tree "trunk" and base.
I found a twig in the yard and glued it in a piece of styrofoam . . .
added some snow and trim. Ta Da! Makes for a lovely wintery theme!
I hope you liked my Felt Christmas Stacking Tree! Very whimsical and easy to make!
Take a little time to enjoy!