Christmas in July
Sometime around the time that I saw the idea on Craftsy, I bought the styrofoam trees with the intention of making it. I bought fabric for it last year but still didn't get them made for Christmas. I've had it on my "to do" list all month. My reasoning is that I have more time now than I will in November.
Surprisingly, It took me about 5-6 hours to make these two trees. I didn't think it would take so long. The taller tree has a 4" base and is 12" tall. The smaller tree has a 3-1/2" base and is 9" tall.
The trees are made with 2-1/2" squares of fabric that are folded in half diagonally, pressed and then folded in half again and pressed, making a smaller triangle. I'm guessing the larger tree has ~150 squares.
On the taller tree I cut three strips of fabric from the jelly roll that measured 2-1/2 x 7 in. I stretched them across the bottom and pinned them to the tree. The above picture show the base fabric and the first row of triangle squares pinned. You can see that I overlapped the corners slightly.
I then went around the base and put another row at the same height but the points were between the first row I pinned. This made it fuller on the bottom row. I used 14 squares total on the bottom row. I then staggered them going up the tree. I also used a 2-1/2" square at the top of the tree to cover it.
You can see a little more progress on the rows.
I was jazzed to finish the first tree. I entertained stopping and doing the smaller one another time but I decided if I waited I probably wouldn't get it made. So glad I kept on working.