This little Christmas tree is very easy and very, very inexpensive to make.
This little glittery Christmas tree is from the Dollar Tree!!
These are gold and glitter flower centers that I had gotten at Michaels. One box of these would make 6-7 trees. You don't even have to use these if you don't want.
I took two of the clusters and wrapped around the top of the tree. When you start gluing, add some glue up there to secure the clusters.
Tear three strips of muslin 1 1/2" wide by 45". Press the strips after you tear them and then, I fold them in half and press so I will have a center stitching line.
Using the Basting stitch on your machine, stitch down the center forming a gathering stitch. Pull the bottom thread until your piece of muslin that started out at 45" is now about 18". Knot the ends - otherwise the gathering can start coming out after you get it on the tree.
Start at the back seam of the tree - it is very noticeable and hot glue starting at the bottom.
When you've gone completely around, just curve your gathered strip up and make another row of muslin.
Continue until your tree is covered - it didn't take quite three pieces of the muslin to cover this one.
You can use either the front or back. The front is even gathers and....
the back will be swirled tiers.
I added a small gold star at the top but that is up to you and what you want or what you have available.
This takes about thirty minutes from start to finish and I think a whole forest of them would be darling. You could also do them in a Christmas green color if you desire!
Couldn't leave without showing you this photo. Bella always has to be right in the middle of things and I snapped this photo of her while I was snapping pics
Till next time, Judy
PS: Needless to say, I played around with PicMonkey today!