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Liberty Scrap Challenge: Christmas Edition, DIY Tiny Tree Decorations

I’m happy to be sharing this tutorial today!.  Thanks to Organic Stitch Co. for the liberty mini charm pack!  Be sure to check out her shop!  And also a thanks to Nova, for putting this fun event together!

I loved being challenged by the little charm pack of Liberty of London fabric.  I don’t think you could not make something beautiful with them.  I decided some little mini Christmas trees were in order.  And once I made one, I started thinking about all the different ways you could use them for your home and Christmas package decorating.  They’re fun quick and easy!


  • 1 sheet 12×18 wool felt, you could use acrylic too, but wool holds up much better
  • handful of fiberfill stuffing
  • Liberty mini charm pack
  • small scrap of fabric for tree trunk
  • thread
  • tree template download here!
  • fabric glue stick
  • embroidery floss (for garland)
  • leather string (for ornament)


  • Cut two pieces of the large tree template from wool for each tree you’ll be making.
  • Cut one tree from the Liberty scrap pack (or scraps of your choosing).
  • Cut one tree trunk (3/4″ by 1/2″ wide).

Using the fabric glue stick, apply and stick down the tree trunk and tree shape on top of one of the pieces of felt.

Sew close to the edges of tree and trunk, clip threads.

Place finished tree on top of remaining piece of felt.  Sew around tree and trunk with 1/4″ seam allowance.  Before you stitch all around the tree, stop and lift your presser foot and stuff in a small amount of fiberfill, then continue stitching.  Trim excess felt with sharp scissors.

To make the ornament:  insert loop of leather lacing at top of tree before you sew around the tree. Carefully trim the last bit of felt around the loop so that you don’t cut through the loop.
To make garland:  make 7 trees (or number of your choice) and with a needle, thread on each tree and hang!
To make packaging decoration:  Cut two small slits in back of tree (only through the back piece of felt) and thread a ribbon through, tie on package as desired.

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57 Responses to Liberty Scrap Challenge: Christmas Edition, DIY Tiny Tree Decorations

  1. Laura 11.15.2012 at 11:14 am #

    Anna – this is a lovely idea! So simple and pretty.

  2. crafterhours 11.15.2012 at 11:20 am #

    These are so simple and lovely! You’re right about those liberty scraps – they are incapable of not being beautiful. Thanks for a great project idea and tutorial, this is going on my girl’s craft night list for sure.

  3. crafterhours 11.15.2012 at 11:20 am #

    These are so simple and lovely! You’re right about those liberty scraps – they are incapable of not being beautiful. Thanks for a great project idea and tutorial, this is going on my girl’s craft night list for sure.

  4. Happy in red 11.15.2012 at 11:21 am #

    These are amazing! Well done.

  5. Amy Friend 11.15.2012 at 11:30 am #

    Cute :)

  6. nest full of eggs 11.15.2012 at 11:30 am #

    brilliant idea for using up those scraps from precious fabrics ~ thanks for sharing :)

  7. Maria 11.15.2012 at 11:31 am #

    Thanks for sharing these. Just perfect for my christmas decorations.

  8. Liz Taylor 11.15.2012 at 11:38 am #

    These are adorable! I will have to try to make these this year :)

  9. Exil-Rheinländerin 11.15.2012 at 11:49 am #

    Thanks for the idea!! Looks like a great little gift to go with some christmas goodies! :-)

  10. Sew Much Ado 11.15.2012 at 11:51 am #

    Those are such a great idea, Anna! I love all the different uses, especially the garland!

  11. Little Bluebell (Adrianne) 11.15.2012 at 11:53 am #

    So adorable and a great tute. Thanks Anna!!!

  12. gail 11.15.2012 at 12:11 pm #

    these are fabulous, anna! simple and perfect!!

  13. Andréa 11.15.2012 at 12:11 pm #

    So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Kristen 11.15.2012 at 12:17 pm #

    These are great–thanks for sharing! I’m not usually that much into garland, but I love it with those little trees!

  15. Jeni 11.15.2012 at 12:21 pm #

    SO cute Anna! I definitely want to make these!

  16. Tiara 11.15.2012 at 12:24 pm #

    the cuteness of this project is literally amazing! can’t wait to try some of these!

  17. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy 11.15.2012 at 12:24 pm #

    These are so simple, yet so lovely at the same time. Beautiful Anna!

  18. Vanessa 11.15.2012 at 12:35 pm #

    These are awesome! I think they’d make cute teacher gifts too :)

  19. Kris from Duke Says Sew What 11.15.2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Super cute…must make! Thanks for sharing these Anna. I love your ideas and tutes!

  20. kiki 11.15.2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Such a wonderfull idea!!! It`s so cute!!!
    Thanx for sharing!!!

  21. Oktoberwind 11.15.2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Amazing! Thanks for that brilliant idea. I cant wait to try it :)

  22. maeve 11.15.2012 at 2:14 pm #

    What a great idea! Love the ornaments and plan to give it a try myself. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  23. Flying Blind... 11.15.2012 at 2:18 pm #

    So going to copy this! Beautiful x

  24. Maria Filomena 11.15.2012 at 2:19 pm #


  25. Rachel at Stitched in Color 11.15.2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Oh, those are so cute! I’m so tempted by homemade ornaments this year.

  26. Jane@Buzzmills 11.15.2012 at 2:52 pm #

    This is so cute!!!

  27. Amy 11.15.2012 at 2:55 pm #

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  28. Katy Cameron 11.15.2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Such a cute idea, and they’d go wonderfully with hand made wrapping too (she says dreamily, knowing she has absolutely no time lol)

  29. Simple Simon & Co 11.15.2012 at 3:18 pm #

    These are darling!

  30. holly | bijou lovely 11.15.2012 at 3:53 pm #

    These are so cute Anna! Love your pictures too :)

  31. **nicke... 11.15.2012 at 4:50 pm #

    these are so cute anna! i love them. you take the most beautiful pictures. what kind of camera do you use, if you don’t mind me asking?

  32. kristin 11.15.2012 at 7:52 pm #

    ahhh so cute! love them especially as gift toppers – if i wrapped other people’s gifts with them i’d definitely make sure those didn’t end up in the garbage with the rest of the wrapping paper!

  33. Maureen Cracknell Handmade 11.15.2012 at 10:08 pm #

    These are so, so cute and I love all the different ways you shared them being used as fun decor! You’re amazing, Anna!

  34. Alexia 11.15.2012 at 10:57 pm #

    These are so pretty!

  35. Delia 11.16.2012 at 12:26 am #

    So cute Anna. Really lovely.

  36. verykerryberry 11.16.2012 at 4:37 am #

    Utterly adorable!

  37. Ann 11.16.2012 at 6:23 am #

    So sweet – perfect for those tiny precious scraps. Thanks so much for the inbspiration.

  38. Carolyn S. 11.16.2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Thank you for the inspiration, those are so dang cute!

  39. Krista 11.16.2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Okay, I’m totally in love with these! Great job Anna. I love the soft colors, and the subtlety of the holiday theme.

  40. jessica wilson 11.16.2012 at 4:09 pm #

    absolutely gorgeous! i adore the liberty prints and have been coveting for a long while. will make do with what i hve though. thank you for sharing!

  41. Sarah Watson 11.17.2012 at 11:53 am #

    Man, those pictures are so beautifully set up, what an eye! and the trees are super cute too!

  42. Lyann 11.17.2012 at 2:04 pm #

    What a great idea! I have liberty fabric scraps and I am too scared to trash them.

  43. thingsforboys 11.18.2012 at 2:40 am #

    Such a gorgeous idea. I just bought my first liberty fabric (5 x 1yd pieces) and I can’t wait to use them…gosh they feel amazing!

  44. Jana 11.18.2012 at 4:04 am #

    Really pretty. Creative idea and I like it!

  45. jen 11.18.2012 at 10:06 pm #

    oh i love these! such charm! thank you for sharing!

  46. youandmie 11.21.2012 at 12:54 am #

    Aww, I love these so much! So perfectly simple AND gorgeous!

  47. amandajean 11.21.2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Super duper cute, Anna! I love how you have various ways to use your cute trees! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  48. luvinthemommyhood 11.22.2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Love these!!!! So simple yet beautiful.

  49. amoredizia 11.22.2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Thank you for this tutorial! Kiss from Italy

  50. gret 11.23.2012 at 12:14 am #

    Very sweet :)

  51. MSF 11.24.2012 at 6:20 pm #

    I just wanted to say that I love these trees! I just made a garland for my mantle, and ornaments are next! Thank you for sharing such a neat idea!

  52. Kirsty 12.04.2012 at 5:31 am #

    Thanks Anna for the inspiration. Just used your tutorial.

  53. Sophie 12.05.2012 at 5:30 pm #

    I love them! I’ve made one garland, but kept fighting with my machine – the needle thread keeps breaking and it started not to like the felt too. Any advice? I have a great Janome machine with automatic tension, but I suspect it might be a tension issue. But I’m too much of a novice to know what to do! Any advice?

  54. ♥ sara ♥ 12.07.2012 at 4:54 pm #

    che belli!

  55. Matabiru 12.12.2012 at 1:30 am #

    Very cute!


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