Do you love to sew or quilt? Have you ever thought of decorating a sewing themed Christmas tree?
If so, you’re in luck because today I’m going to show you how I went about decorating the tree for my sewing room.
I’ve never had enough space for a Christmas tree in my sewing room before, but since we moved to our new rental, my sewing and crafting area has the perfect spot for one in the corner between my two vintage sewing machine cabinets.
Welcome to the 5th annual 12 Days of Holiday Ideas event. Today is the last of the 12 Days and I want to thank our hosts Shirley of Intelligent Domestications and Erlene of My Pinterventures for all the hard work they’ve put into organizing this event.
Between Nov. 11th and December 6th hundreds of new holidays ideas have been shared by over 50 co-host bloggers!
In addition to all the beautiful trees we’re sharing today, you’re going to want to check out our kick-off collection of over 50 Holiday DIY Ideas as well as all of this years talented participating DIY and Foodie Blogs.
Time constraints limited my participation to 5 days this year, but you’ll want to stop by one of the other co-hosts to check out the days that I missed.
We are hosting a BIG GIVEAWAY from our Sponsors this year! And since this is the last of our 12 Days of Holiday Ideas, it’s also the last day to enter the giveaway. Be sure to scroll all the way down for more information and to enter to win!
How to Decorate a Sewing Themed Christmas Tree
First you’ll need to decide on what sized tree you want.
When I measured that corner between the two sewing machine cabinets, I realized that spot wouldn’t be able accommodate a tree that was too large at the bottom, so I bought an Ashland Prelit Pencil Christmas tree at Michaels when they were 40% off. Click this link to find a similar one on Amazon: pre-lit 7 ft pencil tree.
15 yards of the silver rick rack make the perfect garland for a sewing themed tree.
Fill Baubles with Sewing Notions
Clear plastic baubles make it easy to add various types of sewing notions to the tree.
Take the top off the ornament and fill with buttons and other items.
Replace the top and hang on the tree.
Measuring tapes can be added to the baubles the same way as the buttons.
Plastic circles with multi colored pin heads can simply be wired to the tree.
The measuring tape and plastic circle with pins came from the mini sewing kits pictured below. They were purchased from a local craft warehouse. Look for something similar in your area.
Smaller glass baubles can be filled with 1 inch straight pins.
Hang embroidery scissors from silver ribbons.
Thread ribbon through the center of vintage spools of thread to hang them on the tree.
The same can be done with bobbins.
Make “Let it Sew” Ornaments
These are such fun to make.
- Small balsa wood tags
- Black chalkboard paint
- Sponge brush
- Fine tipped white paint pen
- Small snowflake stamp (or you could freehand it)
- #5 black embroider thread
Paint the tags with the black chalk paint. Allow to dry between coats.
These took three coats each.
Once the chalkboard paint is dry, use the white paint pen to write the words “Let it Sew” on each tag.
Paint the snowflake with the paint pen and then stamp snowflakes on the tags.
Cut 6 inch lengths of the embroidery thread to make the hangers for the tags.
Hang them on the tree.
If you have a talent for working with Sculpey clay, like my daughter, you can make vintage Singer sewing machines to hang on your tree.
Isn’t this adorable! When she heard I planned to decorate a sewing themed Christmas tree, she made five of them for me. I love them!
And there you have it… a Christmas tree decorated with all sorts of sewing notions and sewing themed ornaments.
Finishing all those last minuted gifts will be a lot more fun when your sewing space has been decked out ready for the holidays.
If you decide to decorate your own sewing themed Christmas tree, please take a photo and post it your favorite social media. Then tag me so I can come see. I’m @supermomnocape on Instragram, @1SuperMomNoCape on Twitter and @1SuperMomNoCape on Facebook.
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