*Compass (raided the hubby’s tool box for this)
*Cardboard – I recycled cardboard from cereal boxes and the inserts they use for fat quarters at Spotlight
*Craft glue (I used PVA)
*Fabric marker pen
*Scissors – sewing and paper
*Fabrics (a selection of the colours you want to use)
*Needle and thread (i just used white for all of them)
*Dowel (for big tree I used 6mm)
*Wooden cotton reel (perfect are old vintage style ones – I have a few but would love a whole box of them!!)
*Optional : tulle of various colours
And here’s what you do:
If you are going to use tulle.. cut several strips as wide as the yo-yos you are putting it below. Sew a running stitch by hand across the top of the tulle and pull it into a circle. Sew in a circle shape.
I then trimmed my dowel with a saw (also raided from my hubby’s tool box).
Pop a star of your choice on top. I made a felt star for my first one and sewed beads on it. Then I found these lovely stars at a local haberdashery shop which I plan to use for future trees.