A Festival of Christmas Topiary Trees continues with Twine & Felted Trees

Today I have twin tutorials for Christmas topiary trees (how many “t’s” was that?). The Felted Topiary Tree looks like a glistening, snow covered tree, and the Twine Topiary Tree is a shabby chic look for sure. I also have a link to two other Felted Topiary Trees, just in case you need additional Christmas topiary inspiration. (And a quick reminder that today is the last day to enter the current giveaway.)

Learn how to make all of these beautiful tabletop Christmas trees on CraftsnCoffee.com.

A Festival of Christmas Topiary Trees by Rebekah Meier.

The Felted Topiary Tree and Twine Topiary Tree are pictured in the middle. While designer Rebekah Meier used smaller 6” cones for these two Christmas topiaries, you could make them as big as you like.

How to make a Christmas Topiary and Christmas Tree crafts

Felted Christmas Topiary Tree & Twin Christmas Topiary Tree by Rebekah Meier.

To make a Twine Topiary Tree, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Cone (Rebekah used a 6” cone)
  • Jute twine
  • Glitter: Crystal and antique
  • Small holly sprig or other tree topper
  • Mod Podge
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; paintbrush; small box or box lid

To make a Twine Topiary Tree:

1. Starting at the bottom of the cone, wrap the jute twine around the cone, pinning and gluing in place. Continue till the cone is completely covered.

2. Brush on a thin, even layer of Mod Podge. White still wet, sprinkle with crystal glitter and antique glitter. Shake off excess glitter. For easier clean up, work over a small box or box lid when sprinkling on the glitter.

3. Brush Mod Podge onto holly sprig and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry, and then glue to the top of the tree.

To make a Felted Topiary Tree, you‘ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Cone (Rebekah used a 6” cone)
  • Natural wool roving
  • Small glass ornament or other tree topper
  • Tools needed: Scissors; needle felting needle*; paintbrush; small box or box lid

(Please be careful when using the felting needle; it has extremely sharp barbs at the tip.)

To make a Felted Topiary Tree:

1.  Place a small amount of roving onto the foam cone. Punch the felting needle through the roving and into the cone, repeating till the roving is secured to the cone. Repeat, felting one small area at a time, until the cone is covered.

2. Working over a box or box lid, gently shake glitter onto tree.

3. Brush Mod Podge onto glass ornament and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry. Poke a small hole into the top of the cone with scissors. Insert and glue the ball to the top of the cone.

Trim your felted trees with ribbons.

I also wanted to share this pair of Needlefelt & Ribbon Holiday Trees.  Rebekah used the same felting technique for these, and added pretty ribbon trim. The tutorial for these pastel topiaries is on StyrofoamCrafts.com.

It’s so easy to customize all of the Christmas Topiary Trees featured this week on Crafts ‘n Coffee. I hope your wheels are turning as you make plans to create your own Christmas Topiary Trees in your favorite colors and with your favorite embellishments.

And there’s still more inspiration today – I’m giving away this book, and drawing the winner’s name after midnight today. If you’d like to win, please be sure to enter by midnight today.

where women create giveaway on Crafts 'n Coffee

You could win Where Women Create: Book of Inspiration for your own library, or give it as a gift this holiday season.

Happy crafting!

Sharon     

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