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.
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.
The sounds of ordinary life on an ordinary Saturday morning became sounds of blessing…
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.
How to make a Fabric Scrap Christmas Tree
Cardboard or foam cone
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors (I used pinking shears)
Cut fabric into small squares. I chose to use two different fabrics, one being burlap for added texture.
Beginning at the BOTTOM of the cone, hot glue squares all the way around, overlapping slightly.
Continue working your way up the tree.
If you decide to make these fabric scrap Christmas trees, I highly recommend that you make them on just an ordinary day.
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,
The Scoop Party
Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says
So cute and what a great sentiment! I picked up some of those cardboard cones Saturday. Thanks for the inspiration!
At The Picket Fence says
Thanks so much Leslie!
Love the trees. Great inspiration. I have to find myself some of those cardboard cones.
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
How cute are these. I love this idea. Be sure to link this up to Inspire Me this afternoon, this is just fabulous. Hugs, Marty
These are just fabulous!! I love them.
They are darling! I just made some similar too this weekend:) So simple and fun to do!
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
These are just precious – I love them!! PInning now!! xo
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.
Super cute Vanessa…love them!!
Linda@Coastal Charm says
These trees are so very cute and I love how you spent some sweet family time making them.
Tania Rossouw 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
What a lovely art piece, I’ll look forward to have one, no doubt my kids will definitely love it, I can’t wait.
Heather - Chickabug says
I love these! : )
Sir's Fabrics says
These are perfect! Love the burlap scraps for the trees, Pinned!
Karen Marie Kedzuch 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.