Xmas Tree Candy Holder

This little tree is hard to resist.  It has a homey charm and is stuffed with little Christmas treats.  Since it is made from felt, it doesn' t need time consuming hemming and pressing.  It is a great holiday craft for kids.  Even young children could glue a tree together and the stitching is simple enough for any child who can control a needle.  

You will need:

1.  A piece of green felt

2.  Scissors

3.  A needle & green thread or fabric glue

4.  Beads, sequins, ribbons, and/or fabric paint (To decorate the tree)

5.  Small candies such as peppermints or kisses

A felt tree
A Christmas tree cut out of green felt 1.  Cut a front, a back, and a bottom piece.  Cut a slit about two inches long in the back piece.
Beads being stitches onto a felt Christmas tree 2.  Decorate the front of the tree by stitching or gluing beads, sequins, or ribbons into place.  You can also use fabric paint.
3.  Whip stitch the sides of the front and back pieces together.  You can also glue them with fabric glue.  If you do, wait for several minutes for the glue to dry.
An oval is stiched to the bottom of the tree to form a base 4.  Whip stitch the bottom into place, or glue it.
The finished tree stand unpright 5.  Stuff your little tree with Christmas treats.  It will stand upright on its own.

Felt is an excellent craft fabric because it is sturdy, shapeable, and doesn't fray.  These properties come from its structure.  While most fabrics are woven, felt is made from fibers (usually wool) compressed together. 

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