I love to gift gift cards but sometimes that feels a little impersonal. So I thought about adding a little homemade love to gifting a gift card! This Christmas tree doubles as an ornament AND a gift card holder!
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- 5mm crochet hook https://amzn.to/3OqHsHk
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- 1 skein of each
You can use any color you want! I recommend using 4-medium weight yarn in either acrylic and/ or cotton.
The colors I used:
Green – Land of Oz
Brown – Brown
White – White
Using your felt and a pen, make the pieces of felt that you will glue the tree pieces to and that will make the slit for the card
Bottom: 3.5 inches
From the middle of the bottom (1.75 inches) trace a line up 3.5 inches
Then make two lines meeting the bottom to the top to make a triangle
Trace the trunk off the bottom of the triangle, the truck should be .5 inches wide an .75 inches tall
Gift card slit: 2.75 inches by 1.25
Glue the gift card slit to one side of the felt
Tree: using green and a 5mm hook
You will be making 7 separate pieces that will then be glue to the felt.
Piece 1: (the top of the tree) Chain 11, sl st in the second chain from the hook, 4 sl st, skip 2 chains, 4 sl st. Finish off an weave ends
Piece 2: Chain 13, sl st in the second chain from the hook, 5 sl st, skip 2 chains, 5 sl st. Finish off and weave ends
Piece 3: Chain 15, sl st in the second chain from the hook, 6 sl st, skip 2 chains, 6 sl st. Finish off and weave ends
Piece 4: Chain 17, sl st in the second chain from the hook, 7 sl st, skip 2 chains, 7 sl st. Finish off and weave ends
Piece 5: Chain 19, sl st in the second chain from the hook, 8 sl st, skip 2 chains, 8 sl st. Finish off and weave ends
Piece 6: Chain 21, sl st in the second chain from the hook, 9 sl st, skip 2 chains, 9 sl st. Finish off and weave ends
Piece 7 ( the bottom part of the tree) chain 10: sc in the second chain from the hook, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, sc. 9 stitches, finish off and weave ends
Trunk: with brown and a 5mm crochet hook, chain 6, hdc in the third chain from the hook, hdc across. 4 hdc. Finish off and weave ends.
Ornaments: make 2-4 french knots on each of the 7 pieces
Ornament String: with yarn or twine, cut an 8 inch piece and make a loop, glue the loop to the top of the tree
Glue the trunk to the felt then glue all the separate green pieces of the tree.