A classic Christmas Tree is a timeless addition to any Christmas decorations.
I don’t have space for a large tree so I place adorable tabletop trees around my home. This is the latest addition to my tabletop tree collection.
The pattern I used for this fabric 3-dimensional tree is Tabletop Tannenbaum by Poorhouse Quilt Design. If you are interested in purchasing this pattern a link will be at the end of this article.
Want more holiday DIY crafts and decorations. We have lots of free projects and tutorials for the holiday on our sewing, quilting, machine embroidery, and children's craft pages. Also, at the end of this post, you will find tutorials on how to decorate your own artificial tabletop tree and how to make a paperback book tree.
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WhAt is tannenbaum?
Tannenbaum is a german word for a fir tree. The term is often given to a Christmas tree. There is a popular old German folk song, "O Tannenbaum" which has been rewritten many times over the centuries. The English translation and version of the song is a familiar Christmas song that most people have sung, "Oh, Christmas Tree".
TABLETOP TANNENBAUM PATTERN
The pattern comes with detailed step-by-step instructions. The tree and tree skirt templates need to be traced on paper before you can cut out the fabric.
To make the tree use festive holiday fabric. You can use leftover holiday scrap fabric, as I did, which was leftover from other holiday projects. Or, you can purchase fat quarters to make the tree. For the tree, you will need 5 fat quarters. If you choose to make a tree skirt, you will need 6.
The tree is machine quilted. This is an opportunity to practice free-motion quilting
Inside each tree section is heat moldable batting. After assembling the tree, you heat the moldable batting with an iron according to the directions. This stiffens the tree enabling it to stand on its own.
A feature I really found helpful was the small tab at the top of the tree making it easy to sew the star to the top of the tree.
The finished tree is 13" tall with the optional tree skirt of 12" in diameter.
The tree looks attractive without any additional embellishments. However, you could decorate the tree with buttons, beads, led lights, glitter or faux snow. To the tree skirt, you could apply rick rack or lace to the edge.
I really enjoyed making this Christmas tree and am excited to display it this year and for many years in my home over the holiday.
Need a unique gift? This handmade tabletop tree would be a wonderful gift for a friend, relative or co-worker.
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