What about a scrap fabric forest for Christmas 2011?? Well, then check out
Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts Holiday 2011-2012. Inside there are lots of wonderful ideas and suggestions for making the holidays festive and fun, but what really caught my eye was the Fabric Forest Mixed-Media Topiaries by Cynthia Ann Dubbers. They are extremely easy, fun to make, and uses up lots of scraps. Just follow the easy directions and you will have a great tree or trees. The only thing I did differently was instead of hand fraying, I sewed on buttons, put my fabric circles in a lingerie bag (or pillowcase), then washed and dryed them. For me, an instant gratification kind of girl, it was just the trick. Another nice thing about this project is you probably have everything you need at home except the cone. Get started and have fun! This would be a great project to work on with your children (with supervision for the younger ones). Check out Cynthia's blog crimsonheartstudios.blogspot.com. You'll love it!
Here is a picture of my finished projects. I plan on doing many more!