How to make the Ikea christmas tree fabric into a 3D wall hanging

A year ago I had so many ideas for christmas decorations. But I wasn’t good enough to sew them!
When I started this blog, I posted a photo of a certain fabric from Ikea. The Christmas tree!
Last year I wanted to make a curtain out of it but the fabric was too long for that.

This year I had another better idea and I knew how to do it!!!

 

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I wanted to make a 3D wall hanging with the gorgeous fabric!
The tree should look like a real Christmas Eve tree decorated with toys and gifts.

First I sewed a ribbon on the side of the fabric. Not because it looks nicer, but because it says “Made for Ikea” on it.

 

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Next I wanted to realize my 3D ideas.
I started with the Christmas packages. I didn’t wanted the packages side by side! It should look more realistic.
If you want to re-stitch my project, use fabric with small motifs for the packages. This looks better.
Then I painted the 4 packages on paper, how I wanted to sew them for the tree. I bought foam in 2 different thicknesses and cut out the packs. Each package got a zipper so I could wash the fabric without the inlet.
On the back side I sewed 2 strips of velcro. I sewed the counterpart of the velcro onto the tree fabric. Put all 4 packs on the tree cloth and mark where the counterpart has to go!!

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Before I put the parcels on the fabric everyone got a nice ribbon πŸ™‚

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Here you can see the velcro on the tree fabric

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My fabric got 4 parcels. Here you can see why I took 2 different thicknesses of foam! It just looks better πŸ™‚

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Sewing the “toy” was the most time-consuming!
I cut the pattern for the rocking horse out of a magazine years ago. I can’t remember which magazine, but on the internet you can certainly find patterns.
I changed the horse a little bit, changed ears, added mane and saddle and horse harness out of leather. I so love it ❀ ❀

 

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Ikea christmas tree 01 front

Meet Teddy ❀ ❀ ❀

Teddy’s the only piece I didn’t make myself.
I was looking for patterns for other toys but didn’t find anything for me.
So I sewed a little velvet bag, put some cotton wool in it and tied Teddy up.

 

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Here you can see all my decoration “under” the Christmas tree.
To make it even more realistic, I put red velvet under the Christmas tree.
For next christmas i want to make a half tree skirt out of it

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A christmas tree without a star is a no go. Here is my star. I wanted to buy golden fabric, but the fabrics I found were veryΒ  thin and cheap looking. I used the yellow fabric from my horse

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I have not forgotten to sew small bags for the tree.
I hung them up but I didn’t like what it looked like.
I therefore decided to leave the tree “naked”. Maybe I have a better idea for next christmas.

And now my finished christmas tree

 

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I hope you like my Christmas tree
Maybe you had a great idea for this fabric too. I would like to see what others have done with it πŸ™‚

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