Needle-Felted Holiday Trees

Materials

  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam: two 8”x3” Cones
  • Green wool roving, 1 oz.
  • Embellishments: multi-color sequins, wool felt balls, beads, yarn

Tools

  • Needle-felting needle
  • Optional: Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac

Basic Supplies

scissors, straight pins

Directions

STEP 1

  • Wrap two lengths of yarn around tree. Secure ends with straight pin.

STEP 2

  • Attach blue and green wool balls to tree with straight pins through hole of felt ball. (Note: If hole is still visible on beads, use needle to gently fill in by scratching wool. A small dab of glue can also be used to further secure balls in place.)

STEP 3

  • Attach beads and sequins to tree with straight pins. Position bead onto pin, follow with sequin, and insert into tree. Decorate tree with wool beads, sequins, and beads as desired.

Tip

  • 1. The higher the needle number, the finer the needle, resulting in smaller holes in project. When needle is pushed into STYROFOAM, the barbs pull wool roving, locking them together in place. As a result, no glue is necessary.
by Rebekah Meier for Dow Chemical Company
Needle-Felted Holiday Trees
Needle-Felted Holiday Trees