A far cry from Charlie Brown's sad sapling, Amy Butler's snow-white tree is meant to be trim. "It's the perfect modern twist on the classic fir," says Amy, who replaced the original base with a shapely, sand-filled lacquer vase, then hung it with homemade 3-D ornaments made from bits of fabric stitched together and stuffed with quilt batting. The gifts underneath are also swathed in her signature fabric. Not only does this leave less trash for the waste bin, but the recipient can repurpose the swatches as napkins, patches for a quilt, or even as wrapping for future gifts.
- 1 or 2 yards of decorative fabric, depending on repeat and number of ornaments desired
- 1 yard patterned fabric with complementary colors
- 2 yards silver cord or ribbon, depending on number of ornaments desired
- 1 yard wool batting in craft or crib weight
- 1 yard heavy fusible interfacing
- Pinking shears
- Needle and thread or sewing machine