Christmas DIY Week 5/8: Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Trees

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

I’ve always wanted to make something using balsa wood, it’s been on my ‘to use’ list for a long time. I also bought some pretty Christmas fabric a few weeks ago which have been laying around since. After much testing and playing around with these two mediums, I came up with these pretty little Christmas trees.

They look beautiful placed around the house in small groups or would be great as a place card holder. Just write your guest’s name on a small piece of cardboard and slip it into the slot at the tip of the tree!

 

Materials:

Balsa Wood (3mm thickness)

Patterned Fabric

Glitter Tape

Craft Knife

Ruler

Spray Adhesive

Christmas Tree Pattern (There are two sizes)

 

1. Print and cut out the Christmas Tree Patterns.

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

2. Trace the pattern onto balsa wood (I used a craft knife to lightly trace the pattern).

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

3. Cut the balsa wood following the traced lines (lots of light cuts are the key!).

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

4. Spray adhesive your tree and place onto fabric (Try to align the grain of the fabric with the bottom edge of the tree)

5. Leave to dry thoroughly.

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

6. Using your craft knife, cut off all excess fabric around your Christmas tree.

7. Repeat steps 4-6 for the other side of your tree. To make the exact set that I made, adhere fabric to all the trees except one small tree.

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

8. Cut a strip of glitter tape 3mm wide (Or you could buy 3mm wide glitter tape).

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

9. Adhere the glitter tape to the edge of your trees. Do this to all of them, even the ones without fabric.

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial Step 10

10. Now all you need to do is slip them into each other!

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

  • Melwein

    please add a pinterest button so i can easily pin your posts/pictures!

  • Ghislaine

    This I’m going to do !!! Thank you so much !

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  • http://j9sopinion.tumblr.com/ Jeanine H

    Oh my goodness… Super sweeet!!! And Simple–just the perfect project for the holidays lol! Love the glitter.

    • http://www.acupofthuy.com/ A Cup Of Thuy

      Thank you, Jeanine! I’m glad you enjoyed it!!