A little tree was needed for a small felt scene. It came to mind that a pine or spruce would be ideal, so I played a little as I pondered on what I could share as a free pattern. The two tasks merged .
My initial idea was to make the tree as simple as possible. These trees can be any size, so there is no standard pattern, my first attempt was a simple cone made from two triangles cut free hand,then blanket stitched along the two long sides and filled with fleece. The base was a circle cut to fit. If you feel your tree needs to be stabilized you can insert a cardboard circle into the base.
This alone makes a simple tree that can be used as is, however noticing a scrap of green felt that had a pinked edge led to one of those aha! moments .
My aha was to cut different sized circles with pinked outer edges and slip these onto the cone. This was done by cutting a hole in the centre of varying widths to fit the cone. You could leave it unstitched as it was quite secure but if it is to be played with then I would recommend stitching around inner circle of the layers to attach them to the cone base.
The very top was a rather tiny circle with a segment cut out ,stitched together and to the tree.
Simple, easy and also a child friendly project that is now very seasonal as these little trees could be decorated with tiny bells, beads and sequins as above to make a table centrepiece or left plain for play or nature table.
If you wanted to you could create an “arty” tree using different colours for the layers, or perhaps a white sparkling tree with glitter glue frost or……All you need is your own imagination and whatever is at hand.
Experiment and enjoy.