12 Crafts for the Season - Day 12: Scrap Fabric Tree Ornaments

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If you are a seasoned crafter, you will probably have some cabbage stashed away as its too good to throw away but not good enough to be put with your other fabrics (cabbage meaning leftover fabric scraps, not the vegetable). In that case, its time to break out the cabbage as this craft is calling.

Even if you are not a regular crafter this scrap fabric tree ornament is perfect for any skill level, and can be made out of fabric you buy, old bed sheets, or cut-up clothes. This is a great craft to do with family and friends as everyone can make their own unique tree ornaments to represent themselves this holiday.

To make your very own, you will need:

  • Fabric remnants or fabric to cut out
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Buttons
  • Crafting glue
  • Twine, string, or ribbon
  • Scissors

How to:

  • Cut you fabric into 20cm x 2cm strips.
  • Tie the fabric scraps onto the cinnamon stick, and use around 12 strips of well-bunched fabric onto each stick.
  • Cut the fabric scraps into the tree shape, with the bottom having the widest strips and the top having the shortest.
  • Use the glue to attach a button onto the top of the tree – although any small decoration you like can be placed here.
  • Create a loop with your string, twine, or ribbon and glue it onto the back of the ornament.

On this final day of crafting, we would like to say thank you so much and happy holidays. We hope you have created beautiful work and felted inspired to let your creativity shine, whether it’s by yourself or with others. You can return to these crafts anytime you need, but also explore our range of AAaH kits that offer accessible crafting and art that can be reused and shared anytime. Maybe in the new year you may discover a new love for oil painting, life-drawing, or Chinese brush and ink painting – the sky is the limit and we cannot wait to see what you create.