Wonderful Felt Christmas Tree Made From Sweaters

Recycled Sweater Scraps Into Cute Felt Christmas Tree

My husband doesn’t get it, what he considers rubbish I look at as a recycle challenge. I do get a kick of making crafts out of the scaps of other projects. This Christmas felt tree project is one of my more successful ones.
 
I collect all the families old wool sweaters and felt them for repurposing. Felting wool sweaters are just basically shrinking them in a hot wash so they would only fit a small child.
 
As there are no longer any toddlers in my house I keep these sweaters for crafting, no need to cry over spoilt wool anymore!
 
When it happens with one of my husband’s sweaters he gets suspicious now and thinks I do it accidentally on purpose (in some cases he might be right!)
 
Friends and family also hand me their old wool sweaters to repurpose. A couple of weeks ago I made a lovely soft recycled sweater blanket and then out of the scraps some gorgeous felt flowers for a wreath.
 
I still had a pile of sweater felt scraps and decided to make them into a cute felt Christmas tree. In fact, I made a few of these Christmas trees as they make a lovely festive decoration on the mantle.
 
Make a cute upcycled felt Christmas tree from recycled sweater felt. Together in a group, they make a lovely Christmas decoration on the mantle.  #Christmas #Christmastree #Christmascraft #recycledChrismtas #Christmasdecoration #felt
 
 
 
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What you need to make a felt Christmas tree

 
What need for felt christmas trees
 
 

How to make a felt Christmas tree

  1. The first thing to do is to make a cardboard cone. Cut your tube lengthways and then roll it into a cone shape. Secure with tape and trim off excess cardboard so that the base is even.
     
    cardboard cone
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  3. Next cut the felt scraps into zig-zag strips approximately 1″ wide.
     
    zig zag felt wool strips
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  5. Then starting at the bottom of the cardboard cone. Glue a strip of cut felt around the bottom of the cone. Then glue another one above this overlapping slightly as you go. Continue until the whole of the cone is covered.
     
    Upcycled sweater felt Christmas tree DIY
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    Finally, to make the trunk of the tree simple glue a twig to the center of the wood slice using a hot glue gun. Then glue the top of the twig to the inside of the cone.
     

felt christmas tree trunk
 
Finished sweater felt Christmas tree
 
 
Use felt scraps from recycled sweaters to make felt Christmas trees for a really cute Christmas decoration.
 
 
It’s fun to make these trees in different shades of sweater felt. These are such fun to make, I’m working on having a whole forest of felt trees in different shades for my Christmas mantle.
 
Use felt scraps from recycled sweaters to make felt Christmas trees for a really cute Christmas decoration.
 
All you need is a cardboard tube a twig and some felt scraps to make these adorable felt Christmas trees.  So easy the kids can make them too!
 
diy sweater felt christmas tree
 
 
Crafting with felt sweater scraps is a particular favourite of mine especially at Christmas, you should check out these other crafts.
 
Recycle felt sweaters into these gorgeous Christmas felt garlands.
 
Upcycled Sweater Felt Roses DIY
 
These gorgeous Christmas ornaments cost nothing to make as they are made from old sweaters and Christmas cookie cutters as a template.
 
 

 

30 Responses

  1. Claire, these are so cute!!! You are shrinking his sweaters on purpose, aren’t you, lol!! I love them!!

    • Thanks, I might not be quite as careful with them as I should perhaps be.

  2. How adorable. I would want a whole forest of these trees.

    • Thank you, they are so easy to make it wouldn’t take long to have a whole forest.

  3. Adorable Claire, you always come up with the neatest ideas. I wonder, would it be wrong of me to tell my hubby that our thermostat in the washing machine is broken and that’s why his sweaters look so small ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thank you Michelle. Accidents do happen with the washing machine ๐Ÿ˜‰ And if he does complain you can always suggest he does the washing from now on and I’m sure that would keep him quiet. It would my husband!

  4. Mia

    What a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love these Christmas trees!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

  5. Such cute trees I love them Claire

  6. We’ve just come back from Estonia and felting is such a huge craft pasttime there, I saw so many items that reminded me of you! Thank you for linking up to #HomeEtc X

    • Thank you, my son went to Estonia in the summer for a summer school and really enjoyed it.

  7. All of these crafts are adorable, but your little trees are just fantastic. Beautiful craft, pinning.

  8. Got to love upcycling! These look great.
    I especially love the more natural colours, rather than bright green like a lot of Christmas decorations.

    • Thank you, I like all sorts of colours for Christmas but these seemed the most suitable felt scraps for this project.

  9. These are adorable! Love the trees and plan to give them a try this weekend. Pinned!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing on the Whisk It Wednesday Link Party. Make sure you stop by tomorrow and join us again! Hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Carrie @ Carrie’s Home Cooking

  11. Claire, your felt trees look absolutely adorable, and I love that they are recycled – or upcycled?! I have featured you at the Friday Favorites linky party this week. Come check it out! https://be-alice.blogspot.com/2017/11/friday-favorites-week-400.html Hope you pop by and visit again this week ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. So adorable! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

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  15. I am so charmed by these adorable felt Christmas trees. I love upcycling crafts and can’t wait to give this a try. Congrats, you’re featured at the This Is How We Roll Link Party.

  16. Those are so cute. What a great way to use up scraps, etc.! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. What a fun upcycle for old wool sweaters! These are so rustic-ly beautiful! #MM

    • Thank you, I love to upcycle old sweaters I think I now have a sweater pillow for all seasons.

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