Christmas Tree Block

Materials

  • Wood Blocks - three sizes: 4 X 5 X 2 Inches and 3 ½ X 4 X 2 Inches and 1 ½ X 1 ½ X 1 ½ Inches
  • Wood Spool – 1 ½ X 2 Inches
  • Acrylic Paints – Forest Green, Green, Dark Foliage Green, Brown
  • Felt – Red
  • Assorted Small Buttons
  • ¼ Inch Sheer Red Ribbon
  • Chenille Stems – Gold Metallic
  • Fork – For Making Bows
  • Lace Trim
  • Hot Glue
  • Mod Podge™

  1. Paint blocks one color green for base color (it doesn’t matter which one). Let dry.
  2. Dry brush with stencil brush another color green. Let dry.
  3. Now add the 3rd color green. Let dry.
  4. Paint spool with brown paint. Let dry.
  5. Hot glue spool to the bottom of the biggest block.
  6. Paint all wood pieces with Mod Podge™. Let dry.
  7. Twist the chenille stems around a pencil. Then, pull out to stretch.
  8. Begin by hot gluing an end to the corner of the smallest block. Loop the stem to the next corner and glue again. Trim the excess where necessary. Repeat this process on both the smallest and middle blocks.
  9. When gluing the stems to the largest block, begin in the middle of block and drape the stem around the corner to the next middle.
  10. Using a fork….for each of the 12 bows….wrap an 8 inch piece of ¼ inch sheer ribbon around the tines with the ends both ends extending to the right.
  11. Take the back ribbon and wrap towards the front, crossing over the front ribbon and through the two middle tines to the back. Tighten.
  12. Then, take the front ribbon up and between the two middle tines, then through to the back and tie in a knot. Trim all ends to desired length.
  13. Hot glue the bows to the ends of the chenille stems.
  14. Using another chenille stem, create a small star (about 2 inches wide). Wrap with stems until it is completely covered. Extend a tail at the bottom of the star to secure to the top of the smallest block. Curl the bit of stem at the bottom into a circle and use that as a base to hot glue.
  15. Embellish the sides of the blocks with assorted buttons. Carefully hot glue them so that different colors are side by side.
  16. Cut red felt in an 8 ½ inch circle. In the center, cut a 1 ½ inch circle. Cut from the outer edge inwards to the middle.
  17. Using hot glue, add trim to the edge.
  18. Wrap around the tree.


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