DIY Mini Christmas Trees

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Add spirit to your home this season with a festive forest of Mini Christmas Tree Dolls. Colored fabrics and fun faces give each tree its own unique personality (and you can even make a tree for each member of your family!). Kids will have a blast both making these little guys, and using them as characters in their next holiday puppet show.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

What You Need

  • Mini Christmas Tree template (download here)
  • Fabric scraps
  • Needle and thread
  • Toothpicks
  • Wine corks
  • Pompoms
  • Beads
  • Washable marker
  • Permanent marker
  • Cutting knife
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stuffing

How-To

DIY Mini Christmas Trees DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Step 1
First you’ll need to download and print the template. Then, mark the pattern with a washable marker and cut out the different sized cones from your fabric scraps.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Step 2
Sew a running stitch line at the bottom of each piece, following the pattern. Then fold each piece in a half and stitch a straight line up the side. Turn the cones inside out

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Step 3
To make the tree trunks, take your wine corks and cut them in half, lengthwise. Stick one toothpick into the center of each half, so that the cork is now positioned horizontally on the toothpick.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Step 4
Fill the fabric cones with stuffing and stick the toothpick-end of the tree trunks inside the stuffed cones. Add glue if necessary. Close the bottom of the trees by pulling the thread of the running stitch and tying a knot to fix the trunks in place. Hide any excess fabric by pushing it upwards.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Step 5
Now it’s time to decorate! Stitch on two beads for the eyes, add a tiny pompom for the nose, and throw a big pompom on top. Then embroider some cute embellishment lines: zigzags, running or straight stitches could all be nice.

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Step 6
Using a marker, draw whatever expression you’d like your tree to have (happy, silly, shy, surprised, etc.) and enjoy the company of your new friendly forest!

DIY Mini Christmas Trees

Happy crafting!

  • http://www.thispicturebooklife.com/ Danielle

    Yipee, these are adorable!

  • Gina

    So adorable.

  • Michelle McInerney

    Divine!! pinned and shared all over the place. I want a shelf filled with these cuties xx

  • http://www.thinkingcloset.com/ Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    Oh my goodness – – could these be any cuter? Love them! I also love your photos with the handwritten instructions; so whimsical and unique. Pinning!

  • http://www.rosecoloredwater.com/ Liz Carroll

    These little guys are the cutest things ever!!! I had to put them in my Christmas craft round-up for work!

    http://www.goedekers.com/blog/diy-christmas-craft-round-up/

  • http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/ Misako Mimoko Eva

    Oh! Thanks a lot for your sweet comments and sharings lovely ladies!! Really happy you liked these little guys <3. Hope you enjoy crafting!! xx

  • http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/ Misako Mimoko Eva

    thank you Michelle!! xxx

  • http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/ Misako Mimoko Eva

    Thank you Lauren!!

  • http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/ Misako Mimoko Eva

    Thank you Liz for including it in your blog!!

  • http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/ Misako Mimoko Eva

    Thanks!!

  • http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/ Misako Mimoko Eva

    Thank you Danielle!

  • Michelle McInerney

    Your little tree folk were seriously popular on my facebook page Eva and pins are flying. They are treely awesome :)

  • Caroline Farley

    What is the best type of fabric to use? How original and fun!