It should be no surprise that we like to make things. Christmas theme things are no exception. Our tree (Dougie Wonderfir) this year looked like this:
Project #1: Garland
This year, I was set on making some sort of garland. I had thought about going the paper circles looped together route, but then I looked at my scalloped circle hole punch. And my massive world atlas I came across for free. And my garland was born.
I started by punching out hundreds (really!) of circles from different maps. Then I simply starting sewing a long line without cutting the thread. I was left with a really long chain of garland. I ended up making 2 different chains for my tree.
It really couldn't have been easier and faster. This project reminded me of how much I love garlands. This could also be a year round decoration.
Total cost: $0
Project #2: Felt Circle Trees
I found these circle felt trees at Target a few weeks before Christmas.
I loved them. I wanted them for my tree. $3 was pretty cheap, but I knew I could make them without much effort.
I did not have the thicker felt the store bought trees had, but I do have just about every color of felt under the sun. The end result:
My trees ended up having a bit more movement and I opted to not included the rolled up felt for the trunk. Or the circle topper. I used plastic beads I've had forever and spaced two beads between each layer of felt.
Simple, colorful, and fun.
Total cost: $0.