I've always admired those that write tutorials, not to mention having been very grateful for an awful lot of them, but I've also always shied away from writing them myself. Partly because I don't think I'd be very good at it and partly because I don't really think there's much that I do that would make for a useful tutorial.
Now that I've finally tried to write one I have even more admiration and respect for anyone that does it. Those things are hard to write!
So forgive me if this is either stupidly over simple or stupidly obtuse or, God forbid, both.
Recycled Christmas Tree
What you need -
heat'n'bond (wonder under)
1. Start by tracing around 3 or 4 different sized circular templates on to the backing paper of the Heat 'N' Bond. Roughly cut the drawn circles out and then iron them on to the wrong sides of your chosen scraps of fabric, with the glue side facing down.
2. Cut the circles out carefully, peel off the backing paper and then iron on to your pieces of card - with the fabric the right side up.
3. Using a pair of decorative edged paper scissors cut around the fused circles.
4. You should now have 3 or 4 (or as many as you want) circles that have card on one side and fabric on the other. Take a sewing needle and pierce a hole in the centre of each circle.
5. Starting with the smallest circle, thread them on to the wooden skewer evenly - pushing each circle towards the blunt end of the skewer (the pointed end should be the bottom of the tree).
6. Once all the pieces are on the skewer, using a glue gun, glue a button to the top of the ‘tree’.
7. Use some white putty or clay as a base and bob’s your uncle - a recycled christmas tree.