Hey there, I am so excited to be sharing the first Christmas craft of the year. For my first project I made a 24 inch tall 3D Christmas tree that my boys decorated. With all the craziness that has happened this year creating this 3D Christmas tree was just what I needed. I am sure you will enjoy making your own too especially because it was so easy to create and I went the no sew route so anyone can make this 3D tree.
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The supplies I used to make this 3D Christmas tree are:
- Fairfield Oly*Fun
- Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill
- Hot glue gun
- Kraft Paper roll (I think Dollar Tree sells some as well)
- Embellishments (pom-poms, glitter bows, glitter stars) I bought mine at Dollar Tree
The first thing I did was make a half Christmas tree template. The height I made mine was 24 inches and the bottom width is 12 inches. Next I placed it on top of some Oly*Fun that was folded in half, I put the template along side the folded part. I used clips to help keep it in place while I traced the template with a white color pencil. Then I cut it out, I repeated the process 3 more times in order to have a total of 4 pieces.
Next, I put 2 pieces together and clipped one side of the tree cutout. I began hot gluing down the center one small section at a time. Hot gluing down the center is an important part of this process because it helps combine the 2 finished pieces at the end in order to make the 3D effect. When you finishing gluing the center you can begin gluing the sides together. Next, you can begin stuffing your tree with the Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill. When you finish stuffing the tree you can hot glue the bottom closed. This is how your tree should look like at this point. Make sure to repeat the hot glue and stuffing process with the remaining 2 pieces of Oly*Fun. Now to combine your 2 stuffed pieces you will just need to fold them in half and glue together down the center. Again, make sure to do it in sections. When combined this is how your tree will look like while standing. Now, you will just need to embellish your tree. I bought some pom poms and glitter bows at Dollar Tree then used a star punch to punch out some stars from gold glitter cardstock paper. My boys are the ones who decorated the tree and it was the perfect activity for them to do during the distance learning morning breaks. I just love how it turned out!!! I am thinking it will be the perfect centerpiece for the kids table at our small Christmas party later this year. I hope this 3D Christmas tree has inspired you to create you very own. Happy crafting!!!!