How to Make Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

Add a new festive piece to your holiday décor with this scrap fabric Christmas tree art. This project costs next to nothing to make if you already have Christmas-colored fabrics in your stash. It’s also a great, simple craft to do with your kids or grandkids and one that will turn into a holiday keepsake for years to come.

There are many ways to customize this project and different ways to assemble it, so you can choose to make your tree however you like. Different fabrics, for example, will make each tree look really unique. We used a white poster board as our base and attached the fabric with hot glue, but you could use other fabric glue, Mod Podge or Tear-Mender, too. Instead of the poster board, you could also use a canvas. Then you can choose whether to frame it or not!

Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art Materials

Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

  • Poster Board
  • Scrap Fabrics in Assorted Christmas Colors (I used 7 different fabrics)
  • Glue (I used hot glue)
  • Scissors

How to Make Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

Cut your scrap fabric into a variety of small strips about 1/2” wide and 1” long. The strips don’t need to be exact sizes or the same size as each other. You just want a variety of small pieces in a variety of colors.

Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

Draw a triangle on your poster board to be the outline of your tree.

Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

Cut a small square of fabric for the tree stump. I used a mostly brown section of a plaid fabric I had on hand. Glue the stump in place at the base of the tree first.

Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

Start gluing your fabric pieces in place along the bottom of your tree.

Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

Continue gluing fabric strips as you see fit, following the shape of the triangle.

Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Art

When you reach the top of the tree you can add a little topper embellishment if you like. I added a circle of a silver fabric. Then you’re ready to frame your tree and add it to your holiday décor.


Find a great selection of red and green fabrics as well as warm winter plaids for your holiday decorating at Sailrite.com.

What did you think of this project? Will you make your own? Let us know in the comments!

7 comments
  1. B Y said:

    Thank you for calling it a Christmas tree and not the PC name. Another reason I will keep purchasing from you.

    Merry Christmas

  2. judy said:

    love the Christmas Tree art and the comment above. Merry Christmas to all.
    love your site and your teaching videos. I made my own Fabric umbrella this year. :)

  3. Regenia Williams said:

    I save and will make this in the future. Too busy with the Season now. Thank you for the idea. Merry Christmas and Thank You.

  4. Carlotta Lee said:

    Cute tree! I teach second graders in Sunday school & I think I will let this be their Christmas craft for next year. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kelly said:

    Very cute! Easy, fast and fun! Definitely one to share. Merry Christmas all!

  6. Eileen said:

    Wirklich schön und so einfach! Frohe Weihnachten aus Deutschland

  7. MyOhDIY said:

    Such a cute idea! Merry Christmas!

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