Sweater Christmas Trees


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Are you in the mood for a little thrifting and crafting today?  I am!

While screeching to a halt in front of stopping by our local Goodwill I noticed that they had some amazingly gorgeous sweaters.  Okay…some were kind of ugly, but the pretty ones got me thinking.  Hmmm…

What could I craft up for Christmas this year with those?

I knew I had a “FloraCraft®Make It: Fun® Team  Challenge” coming up soon, and I also knew my “Thrift Store Makeover Challenge” was coming up, too.  Combining them would be a dream come true…so I thought some more.  I thought about all of the fantastic shapes that FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam comes in.  Then I looked at the sweaters, the flannels.  Then I repeated it over and over until I finally began to hear the angels sing…and I began to picture this:

Flannel & Sweater Tree Tutorial

Did you hear the angels?

Lets try again…check out that little guy at the bottom.  He’s singing loudly.

Thrift Store FloraCraft Foam Christmas Trees

Talk about a cutie!

Thrift Store Sweater Christmas Cones

Okay…they’re cute and all, but how did I make them so smooth looking?

I must be honest.  It was a bit tricky at times, but totally do-able.

I used 3 methods, your choice to pick the one that suits you the best.

Thrift Store Sweaters Turned Fabric Tree

Be sure to wash all thrift store items before use.

First, pick out your thrift store pretty sweaters, or shirts, or flannels.  Wait.  Flannels?  Well, I actually had a king size flannel pillow case left over too (who uses those things anyway?).  So, yeah, you can use fabric you already have at home, too.  How about a t-shirt?  How about denim?  That would be cool.

I also purchased flannel ribbon because I had never seen it before and I really wanted to try it.  It happened to be the easiest method.

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Flannel Tree Tutorial

Second, decide what size FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cones you will use, and how many.  I got a bit carried away because I love my FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam cones, but you can make just one, that is totally fine.

Third, find some stars.  I found the lace red ones at the dollar store (they are ornaments flipped upside down), and the solid ones I cut from a dollar store reindeer cut out.  Gotta do what you gotta do.

Fourth, make your Christmas trees with one of these methods:

  • Method #1-Wrap fabric around tree and secure in the back with tacks.  Put a dab of glue on each tack to help keep in place.  Although not shown, there is a circle of tacks on the bottom holding the fabric down.
  • Methods #2-Although not photographed, use large stick pins (the kind with balls on the top) to hold fabric in place.  No glue necessary.
  • Method #3 (photos below)-My favorite method, using the flannel ribbon, cut peices of flannel ribbon for each row and attach in back with FloraCraft® Styro Glue . *I used a stick pin for the top layer because when you fold it over the tip, the glue will not hold well.

Lastly, stick scissors into the tip of the tree to make a hole large enough to stick your star in.  A little glue will help too.

Flannel Christmas TreesFlannel Trees

Flannel Christmas Tree

Sweater & Flannel Christmas Trees

I’m displaying mine on my kitchen hutch.   Like a full chorus…

You can hear them now, right?

Flannel & Sweater Tree Tutorial

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Don’t forget to stop over and visit the Thrift Store Decor Challenge Team to see what they made with their thrift store finds this month!

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10 Responses

  1. Bliss says:

    Yup… ummmhummm, those are cute alright, and pinned.

  2. Oh Julie I’m adoring your trees! How cute and clever!

  3. kristin says:

    This is super cute, what a great idea! xo pinned

  4. Sharon says:

    I love a good thrift store craft, and these trees are perfect for Christmas. Flannel ribbon is now on my shopping list! Thank you!

  5. Cute, Cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I’ve been wanting to make some of those trees but didn’t know how to secure the material in the back. DUH

  6. I just bought some black and red checked flannel ribbon…thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Ivory says:

    I love ALL of your holidays treat trees. I will be making each one. Thank you for posting these for 2016 holidays, especially for those. Of us that’s luckily have found, and smart enough to have joined your wonderful site.

  8. Ivory says:

    I love ALL of your holidays treat trees. I will be making each one. Thank you for posting these for 2016 holidays, especially for those. Of us that’s luckily have found, and smart enough to have joined your wonderful site.

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