Christmas Tree Craft
This is another craft that I did with the Pellon Peltex double sided stiffening stabilizer. I also did the Christmas Ball Ornaments with this same method. Peltex is what is used for quilted postcards, too. I had fun making those for a while. Anyway, I sandwiched the peltex between two pieces of green cotton fabric and ironed it until the green fabric was adhered to the peltex. I prepared about a half yard of green fabric this way. I used plain green fabric but you could use a small or Christmas print. Then I made a "tree" pattern, laid it on the green fabric we just made with the Peltex, and cut out all the trees. Now you have stiff little Christmas trees to embellish anyway you like!
Here is the Pellon Peltex (picture from Amazon). You can buy this from either Amazon or Joann Fabrics and probably many other places if you do a search on the internet. Make sure it is DOUBLE SIDED so that way you can fuse fabric on BOTH sides with ease.
I bought some preruffled lace at Joann Fabrics and stitched 3 rows of it on the tree, following along the curves of the "branches" as shown.
Now we have a Christmas Tree with lace and all ready to be embellished to your heart's content.
I used buttons, pom poms, small rosebud embroideries, etc. Then with a nice bow on the top and a hanger, it is ready to put on the Christmas Tree.
These were a lot of fun to make. In a few days I'll put on another tutorial for the OTHER ornaments I made with this same method. I'm sure you can think of different ways to use this method of sandwiching the stiff Pellon Peltex between two fabrics and then embellishing the resulting stiff fabric. I suppose you could cut out Christmas Bells, candy canes, snowmen, etc. I intend to keep going with this.
Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas! Linda