This is for all the folks that didn't have time or patience for this project. I made this little tree as a gift for a friend that has a new apartment and no decorations! GASP!
It turned out really easy to make and cuter than I had thought it would, so I thought I decided type up some quick instructions in case you wanted to make one.
Mine is made with mostly solid green fabrics, but a few have a small white print that I thought would give a snowy feel. I made the bottoms of each star out of linen, like branches. But an all white snowy version or tops made of green flannel plaids (recycled shirts or PJs) would look great!
- Find a log that is about 2.5 inches diameter and cut a 2.5 inch piece from it. This will become your base. Also find a wooden dowel that is 1.5 feet long this will become the center of your tree.
- Drill a hole in the center of your base that is wide enough for your dowel. Place glue in the hole you drill and insert your dowel. Prop it up to make sure it dries straight.
- Download the star template and cut a front a back piece for each star size, for a total of 16 star pieces (8 finished stars). With wrong sides together, sew each star leaving an inch opening. Sew a button hole large enough to accommodate your dowel in the center of each star. Fill your stars with stuffing and sew opening closed. Use pinking shears to trim the edges.
- Once the glue is dry, thread the dowel through the center of each star. Start with the largest and turn each successive star so the points are not aligned.
- Trim the dowel and top with a polymer clay star. (follow clay instructions for baking and remember to add a hole to insert the dowel!)