I waited until All Hallows Eve was over and, although I love Thanksgiving and will honor that fine holiday with lots of good company and good eats, it's time to get BUSY! Because Christmas will be here soon.
Stress and Excitement. That's what I'm all about.
Since I've been building a
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Faux Fur Trees
papier mache cone/tree form
craft paper for pattern
hot glue gun & glue sticks
lint remover (trust me on this one)
vacuum (see above)
That little 1 cm line at the top? That's where you want to keep the tip of the tree. That little line on the inside of the cone? Mark where that line hits the paper. That's the beginning of your pattern. Now roll your tree a little, keeping that tip where it needs to be... and draw a little line at the bottom where your cone hits the paper.... Keep rolling and drawing lines... The line should be curving... And when that line inside the cone goes all the way around? STOP.
Draw a line from the 1 cm tip to one curved edge, and another line to the other curved edge. This is your pattern. It should look like a triangle with a curved bottom.
**If you want a simple tree with a single layer of fur, skip the pattern and mark directly onto the back of the faux fur.
Unwrap the pattern, then roughly draw lines, mimicking the curve at the bottom. Cut the pattern into thirds.
Place your pattern accordingly and trace it onto the back of the faux fur. It has a nice sturdy backing but, unless you want your scallops to have dark edges, you'll want to cut off the pen marks.
If you're going to get creative with the edges (scallops, zig-zag, jagged edges), leave at least an inch of extra material at the bottom of each pattern.
With a hot glue gun, start gluing the fur to the cone. Start with the bottom edge and work your way up and around the tree form.
Then I grabbed the lint remover-roller-thinga-ma-jig that my hubs swears by and my pants were back to their green and fur-less selves. Hallelujah!
two faux fur trees - one single layer and one triple layer tier