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DIY Drop Cloth Christmas Tree With Gorjuss Baubles

Do you enjoy adding something a little different to your festive décor? So do we 😀 and this little drop cloth Christmas tree, with Gorjuss baubles, sure is different. It’s great for adding a fun element to your Christmas decor and the perfect size for small apartments. It’s cat-proof too and if you have four purr babies as we do, then that’s always a bonus.

This Gorjuss inspired drop cloth Christmas tree doesn't even take an hour to make and it can be reused as a scatter cushion when the decorations come down. Perfect decor for small spaces #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts #dropclothprojects

And when Christmas is all done and dusted you can take her down and use her as a cushion since those cabochon baubles are all removable.

How to make a drop cloth Christmas tree. Purrfect for cuddles

Purrfect for kitty cuddles or to add to your scatter cushion collection 🙂 If you don’t want to use cabochons, you can dress the drop cloth tree up with fairy lights or drape some beads over her and add an earring or seven 😉 It’s entirely up to you. Okay, before we get to the tutorial, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post!

What you need

  • Drop cloth (1/2 m x 3/4 m or 1/2 yd x 3/4 yd)
  • “Easy to follow” downloadable pattern
  • Batting or stuffing
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Wooden stake
  • Bucket or tin can
  • Furry wool and wire (optional)
  • Gorjuss cabochons or baubles of your choice
  • Safety pins or button pins (optional)

A collection of Gorjuss cabochons, drop cloth and wool #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

I have this huge collection of cabochons. Don’t ask me why, but I can’t resist buying them, especially the ones with the Gorjuss girls drawn by Suzanne Woolcott. They always make me feel happy inside. Go follow her on her Facebook page coz she’s a really talented artist. We used some of our “Gorjuss girls” cabochons to decorate our drop cloth Christmas tree but you can add pom poms or pretty jewelry or felt ornaments if you prefer.

How to make a drop cloth Christmas tree

Fold your drop cloth in half and trace the downloadable pattern onto the fabric. Cut out two pieces. You can enlarge the pattern depending on how big, or small, you want to make your tree. Pin and sew 1” in from the edge all around the tree, leaving the middle bottom open.

Pin around the edges of the drop cloth Christmas tree leaving an opening at the bottom. Sew #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

Stuff firmly with batting. You want your tree to be nice and puffy 😀

Add a star on the top of the drop cloth Christmas tree #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

Push a stake or wooden pole inside the opening you left earlier. The stake should be at least 1 1/2 times as tall as your tree to help keep her firm and upright.

Place a stick inside the opening and hand sew closed #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

And hand sew the opening closed.

Place a stick inside the opening and hand sew closed #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

“Plant” the drop cloth Christmas tree in a suitable container. We used a PVC pipe and wrapped some drop cloth around it. A tin can will work too.

Use a PVC pipe to plant the tree #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

Making the Gorjuss baubles and tree topper

If you like the minimalistic look you can leave your tree unadorned. I love something with a bit more color and texture so …….

For fun glue a small piece of fluffy wool around the Gorjuss cabochons #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

…… I glued a little fluffy wool around the Gorjuss cabochons before adding a safety pin using heavy-duty tape. The Gorguss girls were then pinned onto the drop cloth Christmas tree. It makes it easier to remove them later and the baubles can live with my brooch collection for the rest of the year 😉

Stick a safety pin on the back of the Gorjuss cabochons #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

For the star, I simply wrapped some jewelry wire in fluffy wool and glued that around a large silver star, before sticking it in the top of the drop cloth tree.

Add a star on the top of the drop cloth Christmas tree #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

It fits with the whole look of the Gorjuss girl baubles.

Add a star on the top of the drop cloth Christmas tree #gorjuss #gorjussChristmas  #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

Our drop cloth Christmas tree is 36 cm (14″) tall, excluding the wooden stake, so it’s perfect for a small space. Place it on your mantle or a bookshelf to add a little festive cheer.

This Gorjuss inspired drop cloth Christmas tree doesn't even take an hour to make and it can be reused as a scatter cushion when the decorations come down. Perfect decor for small spaces #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

And it’s a lovely way to display some of those Gorjuss cabochons too.

This Gorjuss inspired drop cloth Christmas tree doesn't even take an hour to make and it can be reused as a scatter cushion when the decorations come down. #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts

When January rolls around again, remove the baubles, take the wooden pole out and hand sew the opening closed to turn her into a pretty scatter cushion.

Turn the drop cloth Christmas tree in to a scatter cushion when you're done. #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts #freepattern

If you like the idea of making a drop cloth Christmas tree, that can be used as a scatter cushion, don’t forget to pin it for later.

This Gorjuss inspired drop cloth Christmas tree doesn't even take an hour to make and it can be reused as a scatter cushion when the decorations come down. Perfect decor for small spaces #gorjuss #gorjussart #gorjussgirl #santorogorjuss #acraftymix #dropclothrepurpose #dropclothChristmas #dropclothDIY #dropclothcrafts #freepattern

How would you decorate your drop cloth Christmas tree? I’d love to know, so leave a comment or two 😉 It always makes my day when you do.

Oh, BTW if you’re looking for some of the things we used, we’ve got you covered. Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more amazing craft ideas to share with you 😉

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Or if you prefer to buy rather than DIY

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Until next time, I hope you have a lovely crafty week and an amazing and safe festive season. Thank you so much for popping for a visit.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Holiday Crafts, Home Decor Crafts, Quick & Easy Crafts

Comments

  • Posted: December 21, 2019 08:04

    Decor Craft Design

    I love how simple it is but it looks beautiful! I love white Christmas decor anyway :)
    • Posted: December 22, 2019 17:24

      acraftymix

      Thank you Mel 😘 For this one I really wanted to focus on the Gorguss cabochons and a drop cloth Christmas tree seemed so fitting
  • Posted: December 18, 2019 12:48

    Debra

    This is the cutest little tree.
  • Posted: December 15, 2019 17:01

    Anonymous

    I ❤ anything Gorjuss. Great tutorial 👍
    • Posted: December 16, 2019 04:40

      acraftymix

      You're most welcome. Glad you liked it
  • Posted: December 11, 2019 15:35

    Claire

    These are adorable. I'm a big fan of tabletop Christmas trees, my mantle is full of them. I think all I need is some drop cloth ones to complete the collection.
    • Posted: December 11, 2019 15:58

      acraftymix

      You and me both Claire. Small Christmas trees are always so much fun to make and you don't have to worry about finding space afterward 😘
  • Posted: December 10, 2019 19:12

    Kim

    This is beautiful, Michelle. I love the simplicity of the tree, it lets the adornments really stand out. And purr babies...love it!!
    • Posted: December 11, 2019 04:54

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Kim 😍 I can definitely see Jazz claiming the little Christmas tree pillow as her own when we take our decorations down
  • Posted: December 9, 2019 16:37

    Marie

    Really cute idea for a tabletop Christmas Tree and I could see a little drop cloth tree forest on a mantel or sideboard.
    • Posted: December 11, 2019 04:51

      acraftymix

      Oooooo I like the idea of making a drop cloth tree forest for our sideboard Marie 😘
  • Posted: December 9, 2019 15:07

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Oh how cute is that! I really do need to purchase a drop cloth. I have seen so many cute items made. I love that the baubles can be removed so that the tree can be dressed up different every year if wanted. Love the star topper with the fuzz, super cute!
    • Posted: December 9, 2019 16:33

      acraftymix

      It's amazing stuff Linda and I bought the cheaper stuff since I'm not worried that the paint will seep through. All I want is to use it for crafts and a few home decor bits 😘
  • Posted: December 9, 2019 14:56

    Mary Kalpos

    This is such a fun idea Michelle. It is just the perfect size for a bedroom or small room where a regular tree would overwhelm. I personally love drop cloth and use it all over the house. This tree would look great in my home.
    • Posted: December 9, 2019 16:31

      acraftymix

      Oooooo yes, I remember that lovely drop cloth bed skirt you made a while back Mary. That was the reason I bought a big roll of drop cloth and had some to play with for the Christmas tree. So it's all you fault 😉

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