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These faux firs are made from folded circles of felt adhered to a foam cone base. Trace a 2 1/2-inch and a 3-inch circle onto tracing paper; cut out. Using the tracing paper, trace the circles onto lightweight cardboard and cut out. Using an iron on medium heat, press freezer paper, shiny side down, onto one or two shades of green felt. Trace the circles onto the freezer paper, cut out the circles with pinking shears, and peel off the freezer paper.
Fold a 3-inch circle in half, then in half again, pushing a straight pin through the corner of the folded circle. Holding the folded felt above the pin, push the pin into the cone, beginning at the base. Add folded circles in rows around the cone, fluffing out the edges as you go and using the smaller circles are you near the top of the cone. Alternate felt colors and attach mini ornaments with pins, if desired.
Editor's Tip: Depending on the colors of your other decorations, consider creating these trees with white felt and aqua or pink accents.
Dust reproduction bottlebrush trees with glitter and display the retro charmers next to a compote of vintage ornaments.
Add sparkle to your holiday displays with this blue beaded tree. Pin sequins, ornaments, and other glittery shapes to a purchased foam cone.
Conical shapes grow into statuesque pines simply by rolling handmade papers into points and trimming the bottoms to keep them upright. For a pretty composition, vary the patterns and heights, then glue a gold bead to the top of each cone.
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