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Thread: 16 fabric circles equals 1 Christmas tree

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    16 fabric circles equals 1 Christmas tree

    Thank you all for your comments and requests to put up a tutorial on my little Christmas tree. For one tree you will need the following - a variety Christmas fabric scraps, paper spike, embellishments of your choice (not overly large as they will look out of proportion with the tree), general purpose glue (one that can be used for metal), squeeze bottle of glitter, knitting needle.
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    I used the following sizes and traced around them. Each size needs 4 of each hence the 16 circles.
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    When all cut out just turn under 1/4" hem and do a running stitch (this can be done either by hand or machine)
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    Now pull in the running stitch and adjust gathers evenly. When happy just tie off the thread ends and clip close to the edge.
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    Now this is where the knitting needle is used. Use the flat end to gently push out the circle to get it nice and round.
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    To place the circles on the spike turn them so that the gathers face you like in the photo below
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    When they are placed on the spike, adjust them, glue on your top star or whatever you choose, then use the squeeze bottle around the edges to represent tinsel and if you wish you could glue on some small beads etc as decorations.
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    If you have any question please do not hesitate to pm me.

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    That is so cute! I am making one tomorrow! Thanks for the tutorial! Very clear!

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    Where did you get the spike on the base?
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    How delightful - thanks so much for the tute

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    Thank you so very much! I just think this is the cutest!!! Will definitely making this.

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    Very nice! I've seen smaller versions that are Christmas ornaments. They had a tiny decorative spool at the bottom to look like the trunk of the tree. The yoyos were held together with thread and I think there was a little bell on top.

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    That's really cute!

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    That is sew cute. I am making one of these. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is just to darn cute, and thank for such a great tute, this will make cute table decorations, oooohhh these would be cute in fall colors as well.
    Mary

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    I, too, have made smaller ones using an empty spool for the base (trunk). I'm most curious also, as to what you used for the base and center? Please share....

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    The paper spike looks like ones that can be purchased at an office supply store, like Staples or Office Max.

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    That is so cute and looks rather easy enough that even I could do it. I might just try it. Thanks for sharing.
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    Great tutorial - thanks for sharing an easy gift!
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    The paper spike that I used was purchased at a newsagent. I did also see them at an office supply store. I am thinking that they would readily available in the US.

    I have to agree that it would also look good using autumn fabric. Then again you could also use spring like fabric and place a butterfly as the top deco.

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    Love it. Friend who runs a Kids Club that does quilting uses a empty spool as the base.

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    Thanks for this great tut! I have lots of Christmas fabric I need to use up!!

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    Thanks for the great tutorial, can hardly wait to make one---

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    Beautiful!! Great explanation of how to do it. Thanks much!!
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    Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

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    can someone tell me where to find the paper spike??? Could you use a lid with a nail driven through it???

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    I bet you could take a doll rod and cut it down to the size you need, sharpen one end and use a wood block as your base, i will try this , thank you for sharing the tute, great idea.
    Mary

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    That is just the cutest thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftymatt2 View Post
    I bet you could take a doll rod and cut it down to the size you need, sharpen one end and use a wood block as your base, i will try this , thank you for sharing the tute, great idea.
    Or how about a bamboo kabob skewer?
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    that is a cute tree.. i have all my circles cut out ready to go. hope they turn out as nice as yours...
    ​debra

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    Quote Originally Posted by chips88 View Post
    that is a cute tree.. i have all my circles cut out ready to go. hope they turn out as nice as yours...
    Looking forward to seeing your tree. Don't forget to put up a piccy please

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