3D Lace Tree
Liven up your holiday displays with this lovely and light lace
tree! Put together from multiple freestanding lace pieces, this
tree is easy to construct with a dowel, a few stitches, and hot
To make your 3D tree, you’ll need:
If you need a quick reminder on how to stitch freestanding lace,
Two of your tree
layers need to be assembled together before we stack all of the layers
The large bottom layer will be made of three identical pieces.
The second tree layer comes in two pieces, one slightly smaller than
the other, as shown.
You can start with either piece. I started with the two piece
You can either hand-stitch the pieces together, or use your
machine's zigzag stitch to secure them in place.
This is what your
second layer piece looks like with the parts stitched together. You can
leave the last side open for now.
Stitch the other multi-piece layer together. This one is the section
with three lace pieces. Once again, you can either hand stitch them
or use your machine.
With your bottom two
layers now assembled, you should have the four lace layers needed to
make your tree, from large to small.
Now we just need to shape each layer into a small cone shape.
The easiest way to do this is with your hot glue. Run a small
line of glue along one open edge of your lace and pull the other
side around, touching them together.
Hold them in place until your glue has dried.
This is the curved
shape each of your layers should be like when you're done.
Continue closing up all your tree layers by gluing the open edge
to the other side to make small cone shapes.
This is what each tree
layer should look like once everything is glued in place. Now we're
ready to assemble the final tree on our wooden stick!
Each layer should have a small hole in the middle of the cone for
you to slip a stick or straw through.
Slip the largest layer over the stick first.
Continue adding the
other sizes, from largest to smallest, until your four layers are on
With all layers on, move your small top piece to the very top of your
Add a large dot of glue to the underside of your lace, securing
the top piece in place.
Slide your next layer
up under the top piece. You'll want to slide it up high enough to the
top cone of the lace is a little bit hidden under the piece above it.
Glue the next layer in place the same way as you did with the top.
Continue sliding up each layer and gluing them in place
underneath, until you finish with the fourth and final layer.
You're done! Now you can snip the stick to your desired height
and use it in your holiday decorating however you like.
Delicate and lacy,
it's the perfect accent to the beauty of winter and the glamour of the
season. Plus, it's easily made with just a 4"x4" hoop!
To display your tree, you can stick it in a floral/craft foam and
then cover that in white fabric or fluff to make it look like a
winter wonderland scene. Or you can add a loop to the top and hang
it as an ornament.
Make a mini forest of beautiful lace trees to brighten up your
home for the winter season, all handmade by you!