Saturday, December 8, 2007

Happy Holiday Trees

These cute little pompom trees are part of the tassel and pompom projects I made for Terri O., the Craft & Hobby Association’s National Spokesperson, who is featuring new and exciting holiday craft products in all her Celebrate the Season TV segments. They would be terrific on a buffet table or for a child's room. Here are the easy instructions, and the yarns from Coats & Clark that I used to make my trees.

You can click on any of the video screens to go directly to one of her segments.

Happy Holiday Trees

Designed by Pattie Donham

MODA DEA™Zing: 1 Ball No. 2357 Pearl
Red Heart ® Soft yarn: 1 Ball No. 4412 Grass Green
Red Heart ® Soft yarn: 1 Ball No. 4420 Guacamole
Red Heart ® Soft yarn: 1 Ball No. 5142 Cherry Red

2 Felt Squares: 9” x 12” (red or green)
1 Felt Square: contrasting color for 6 small circles
Dowel rod: 3/4” x 12” tall (painted red or green)
Wood plaque: 2” x 4” x 1/2” (painted red or green)
Craft glue
Sewing machine
Pinking shears
Drill with 3/4” bit

Large size Pattiewack™ Pompom Tool

Pompom Steps:
1. Wind yarn onto the pompom tool at the 1” step, and wind 25 times.
2. Tie the center of the pompom tightly with 8” length of yarn.
3. Cut the pompom away from the tool. Trim into a ball shape.
4. Make 6 pompoms of each color of yarn; grass green, guacamole, cherry red,
5. Make 4 pompoms from the Pearl yarn. Lay pompoms aside.

Felt Tree Steps:
1. Cut out tree shape from the 2 red or green felt squares, according to the pattern, using pinking shears.
2. Cut out two large circles, using pinking shears.
3. Cut out 6 small circles with scissors.
4. Sew the tree shapes together, leaving open at the bottom for batting.
5. Stuff tree with batting.
6. Insert dowel rod into the tree. Glue in place, closing the bottom of the tree with glue.
7. Glue the two large circles to the top of tree, back to back.
8. Glue pompoms and small circles to the front of the tree, using photo as a guide.
9. Drill a 3/4” hole into the center of the wooden plaque.
10. Glue tree into the hole to complete.

Enlarge the pattern to regular size paper- 8.5 x 11"

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