The 12 DIYs of Christmas

The 12 DIYs of Christmas: Tree decorations

December 15, 2015

For today’s #12DIYsofChristmas, I’m going back to my sewing roots and giving you a DIY to hang on your tree this Christmas, which is perfect for using up fabric remnants – tree decorations!

But first a disclaimer: I don’t have a tree yet – I am of the ‘don’t buy a tree until it’s at least mid December’ party, but if you buy yours in October and think I’m horrifically late in putting up this tutorial, then yay for you!

So, for now, my decorations will be adorning random windows around my house until the tree is bought.

What you’ll need:

Fabric remnants (if you have a theme or some Christmassy fabric then all the better)

A ribbon

Stuffing (I used cotton wool)

Paper template


To make:

Cut out a template or make your own (I used a heart and a star). Use the template to cut two identical pieces of fabric.



With the right sides of the fabric together, pin and sew around most of the decoration using a machine if you have one, but make sure you leave a gap for stuffing. Turn the decoration the right side around, stuff it with your cotton wool or stuffing of choice (rice is also great!) and attach a ribbon in between the two fabric pieces. Sew this before hand sewing the rest of the decoration (folding the edges down so that you have no raw edges showing) and voila! Hang from your place of choice or a tree if you’re not a scrooge like me!


Mine aren’t all that christmassy so this tutorial also works for all year round as well!

#12DIYsofChristmas – show me what you’re making!


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