Fabric Scrap Christmas Trees

You may think that you are looking at photos today of fabric scrap Christmas trees.

But I see something very different when I look at them.

I see a Saturday morning that found me sitting at my kitchen table cutting up little squares of fabric and gluing them onto cardboard cones.

The Christmas music playing in the background, seamlessly blending in with the sounds of ordinary life on an ordinary day.

Fabric Scrap Christmas Trees from atthepicketfence.com

My youngest in the family room, happily playing and lost in her imaginary world. My son and husband working hard to complete a puzzle in the dining room and alternating between long stretches of silence followed by excited shouts of “I found the right piece!”.

To the casual observer it wouldn’t seem like anything special was going on. But, as I sat there cutting up scraps of fabric and gluing them to cardboard cones, that ordinary morning suddenly felt extraordinary.

burlap scrap Christmas tree atthepicketfence.com

The sounds of ordinary life on an ordinary Saturday morning became sounds of blessing…

…and thankfulness…

…and bliss…

And I wished I could bottle it up. It would sit on the shelf alongside the bottle of my sweet babies belly laughing for the first time. And the bottle of my son’s tiny hand fitting so perfectly in mine. And the bottle of my daughter singing “Jesus Loves Me”.

So, when I look at these fabric scrap Christmas trees I don’t see just another craft.

I see the memory of a moment in time.

A glorious, wonderful, extraordinarily ordinary moment.

green fabric scrap Christmas tree

 How to make a Fabric Scrap Christmas Tree

Supplies:

Cardboard or foam cone

Hot Glue Gun

Scissors (I used pinking shears)

Fabric remnants

fabric Christmas tree supplies

Cut fabric into small squares. I chose to use two different fabrics, one being burlap for added texture.

scrap fabric Christmas tree supplies2

Beginning at the BOTTOM of the cone, hot glue squares all the way around, overlapping slightly.

bottom layer of fabric Christmas tree

Continue working your way up the tree.

fabric scrap Christmas tree tutorial

If you decide to make these fabric scrap Christmas trees, I highly recommend that you make them on just an ordinary day.

 

How to make fabric scrap Christmas trees from atthepicketfence.com

¬†Because you never know…maybe your ordinary day will end up being extraordinary too!

Thanks so much for meeting me here today at the fence,

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Comments

  1. Anna Starnersend Patty says

    I think these are cute. My 4 year old granddaughter will be kept busy for a long time making some of these for her teacher gifts. I must find my scraps and start cutting pieces for her to glue on to the cones.

  2. says

    I’m so happy I found your blog! You certainly have a new follower now. Hoping to make some of these gorgeous little trees soon. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I’d love for you to drop by my blog sometime to see what we do!
    Tania from FARRAGOZ

  3. says

    Wow! I love when ordinary days turn out to be extraordinary because you take a moment to notice the simple things going on around you. I love the scrap tree and can think of many I have to make them. I also like how you used texture to add depth to the tree as well as dark to light colors. Kudos to a job well done.

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