I love celebrating Christmas by creating throughout the year, so there's not a mad dash to get everything done at the last minute. How about you? Creating year-round also lets me keep the spirit of Christmas in my heart and mind always. I started out with a Trio of Felt Trees Stuffed with Poly-Fil®, but I know an entire forest is in my future. All shapes, sizes, and colors coming right up!
Sew a Forest of Felt Trees Stuffed with Poly-Fil®
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Here's what you need to make Felt Trees:
- Fairfield World™ Poly-Fil®
- Kunin® Classics™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Apple Green, Olive, Kelly Green
- Wooden Dowels – 6” lengths
- Tree Branch Slices – 2” wide
- Americana Acrylics by DecoArt – Dark Chocolate
- Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Embroidery Floss – shades of green
- Embroidery Needle
- Cordless Drill – I love this 12 volt Black & Decker
- Drill Bit Set
- Paper Towel
- FELT TREES PATTERNS – download at the bottom of this post ⇓
Here's how to create Trees Stuffed with Poly-Fil®:
Select a drill bit the same diameter as the wooden dowel and drill a hole in the center of each tree branch slice with a cordless drill. I love this 12 volt Black + Decker cordless drill for craft and DIY projects, It is lightweight and has a keyless chuck.
Download, print, and cut out FELT TREES STUFFED WITH POLY-FIL® PATTERNS at the bottom of this post ⇓. Trace each pattern twice onto Kunin® Classics™ Felt Craft Cuts with a permanent marker and then cut out with scissors. I used Kelly Green, Olive, and Apple Green for a homey touch. For a modern look, use just one color.
Select contrasting shades of green embroidery floss for a homey look, layer the felt shapes and blanket stitch the edges. I used all six strands of floss and started from the center of each tree base. TIP: for a modern look, use embroidery floss that matches the felt.
Since these trees have some small nooks and crannies, I stuff them with Poly-Fil® as I stitch. Perfect for this type of application because Poly-Fil® can be pulled apart to stuff even the smallest of areas. Continue stitching and stuffing each of the three trees. TOP: use a chopstick to help fill in all the small areas!
To finish each tree, carefully insert the wooden dowel in the center of the base of each tree and finish with a few stitches on either side, to secure. This creates the tree trunks.
Once all three (or more) trees are stitched and stuffed, insert the wooden dowel into the drilled hole in the tree branch slice. I did not glue my tree to the base for easier storage. TIP: add a dot of glue inside the hole if you would like the tree to be inserted in the base permanently.
Download the Trio of Felt Trees Patterns Here
Celebrate Christmas with Felt Trees Stuffed with Poly-Fil®
I hope you will use my Felt Trees Stuffed with Poly-Fil® project as a jumping-off point to showcase your Christmas creativity and create some fun and colorful home décor! Switch up the colors to match YOUR home or add additional embroidery stitches to create a handmade keepsake, the possibilities are endless!
Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium that allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter! And, Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World makes the perfect filler and snow! Poly-Fil® has superior resiliency, and smooth consistency, is hypo-allergenic, and is unconditionally guaranteed. Create a thoughtful gift for a teacher, neighbor, or co-worker by tying on a gift card.
More quick and easy projects featuring Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World can be found throughout my website. Check out my Starfish and Sand Dollar Pillows and Ugly Christmas Sweater Gnomes projects that are totally soft and squishy!
Thanks for stopping by!