I have picked up a bad habit from our DD's, it's called Pintrest. That's where I found this idea, a Graduation Tassel inserted into a clear plastic ortament. Super fast, easy, and cheap. The plastic ortaments were on sale at the craft store 50% off. I think they cost $0.75@
For all of the branch's I cut each side on a diagnal, The measurment for the bottom branch was 4 inches on the top down to the point. The second branch was cut wider at the top 6 inches diagnial to the bottom point. Top of tree was cut on a 45 degree angle on each side. I did end up trimming the sides of the top and second branch a bit more to even things out before I stitched the peices together. After the tree was assembeled I added white rick rack over the seams.
Forgot to add that the trunk is 5 X 7, I might add a last name with the embroidery machine tomorrow but for tonight I need to cut out more ornaments as the tree's are looking a little bare.
Kara and Mommy were both down with bronchitis today so I had an unexpected day off. Did I grab that long list of things "To Do"? Na, that would have been too practical! Instead I made a stop at the fabric store after getting hubby's weekly Christmas cheer box in the mail. Oh well what the heck, this time of year should have some fun "just because I want to" things thrown in don't you think?
Since I went into the fabric store to ONLY buy colorful felt blocks I wasn't sure how much green tree fabric to buy seeing as how the idea just popped in my head. I went with 3 yards WAY too much!! After making six trees I put the last yard in my stash. I mean really how many unplanned tree gifts does one need? Total cost,,,drum roll please....$14.77, amount saved $11.16. Pretty darn good deal don't you think.
So lets do the math for each tree plus ornaments had I made all 9, works out to $1.60 each. Now that's what I would call a VERY frugal toddler gift. BTW Tyler is 7 and was having just as much fun as the little ones. I paid $10.99@ for the kits at the big box store. Now if your not into sewing you could still whip some of these up using fabric glue or maybe even a hot glue gun. Ditto for adding rick rack. Wouldn't these be great for a Girl Scout Troop or a young woman's group project?
Before I sign off to continue cutting chunky ornaments I wanted to announce the winner of the "On the Go First Aid Bag"
Congrats to Becki/Rebecca your it!! Send me your address to my e-mail so I can get it in the mail to you!!