How to Make Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

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Add a new festive piece to your holiday décor with this scrap fabric Christmas tree art. This project costs next to nothing to make if you already have Christmas-colored fabrics in your stash. It’s also a great, simple craft to do with your kids or grandkids and one that will turn into a holiday keepsake for years to come.

Finished scrap fabric Christmas Tree Art.

There are many ways to customize this project and different ways to assemble it, so you can choose to make your tree however you like. Different fabrics, for example, will make each tree look really unique. We used a white poster board as our base and attached the fabric with hot glue, but you could use other fabric glue, Mod Podge or Tear-Mender, too. Instead of the poster board, you could also use a canvas. Then you can choose whether to frame it or not!

Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art Materials

    Scrap fabric Christmas tree art materials.
  • Poster Board
  • Scrap Fabrics in Assorted Christmas Colors (I used 7 different fabrics)
  • Glue (I used hot glue)
  • Scissors

How to Make Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

1. Cut your scrap fabric into a variety of small strips about 1/2” wide and 1” long. The strips don’t need to be exact sizes or the same size as each other. You just want a variety of small pieces in a variety of colors.

Cutting out 1/2 inch by 1 inch fabric strips.

2. Draw a triangle on your poster board to be the outline of your tree.

Draw a triangle on your poster board.

3. Cut a small square of fabric for the tree stump. I used a mostly brown section of a plaid fabric I had on hand. Glue the stump in place at the base of the tree first.

Cut a small square to be your tree stump and glue it in place.

4. Start gluing your fabric pieces in place along the bottom of your tree.

Start gluing fabric pieces along the bottom of the tree.

5. Continue gluing fabric strips as you see fit, following the shape of the triangle.

Continue gluing strips to fill out your tree.

6. When you reach the top of the tree you can add a little topper embellishment if you like. I added a circle of a silver fabric. Then you’re ready to frame your tree and add it to your holiday décor.

When you reach the top of the tree add a sparkly fabric as the topper.

Find a great selection of red and green fabrics as well as warm winter plaids for your holiday decorating here at Sailrite.