It’s the last week of Dare to DIY – which means it’s time to share our DIY holiday decor projects. This is my favorite week, which is why I’m thrilled to be hosting.
Make sure to link up all your DIY holiday decor projects at the bottom of this post.
Before I get to my project this week, I want to thank my friends who co-hosted Dare to DIY this year! These are three of my very favorite bloggers, and I hope you have a time to stop by and say ‘hi.’ It takes work and time to participate, and they make this really fun!
My project this week was a wall-hung Christmas tree. There wasn’t any way a tree was going to fit (comfortably) in the barn apartment. It hasn’t really bothered me, but I did want to do a project that focused on the Christmas tree.
Here’s what I came up with.
I was planning to use a roll of canvas, but fell in love with this cute felt (that almost feels like wool). I brought home one yard and then cut vinyl to fit it (I had space on my wall for a 36×60 inch hanging). To cut the vinyl this large on my 9 inch wide Silhouette Portrait, I simply made sure that no individual word was higher than 8 inches tall. Then, I scaled everything in Silhouette Studio to fit on a 36×60 inch canvas. Then I decided which words would be which color vinyl and I cut.
I promise that it’s pretty simple if you are focused. Took me about 30 minutes to cut everything and weed out the words.
I used transfer paper to put the vinyl on the felt. Henry was obviously a HUGE help.
It’s not perfect – the felt isn’t super great to adhere. But it has stayed on – so far, so good. When you get close up, you can see that it’s not a super clean adhesion.
Once the tree was on, I used a cute red and white dot cotton fabric to bind the edges. It makes the hanging look much more finished and a little like a quilt. (This would make an ADORABLE quilt, methinks.)
It’s a fun little (untraditional) holiday accent for our (untraditional) tiny home.