Handmade Trees

Hello! Today I am sharing a video showing how I create handmade Christmas trees. Lila and I have made lots of them! I showed some peeks on Instagram and got requests for a video.

Handmade Trees by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support!]

Hope this video inspires you to create fun projects with your crafty supplies! The Concord & 9th Take A Bough Encore Die Set (SSS | C9 | EH) is easy to use.

Here is a look at some of the trees from my video. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Handmade Trees by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Handmade Trees by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Handmade Trees by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Handmade Trees by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Handmade Trees by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Handmade Trees by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Handmade Trees by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Handmade Trees by Jennifer McGuire Ink  

Have a great day!


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Pinkfresh products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Concord & 9th Take a Bough Encore Dies
[ C&9 | SSS | ELH ]
Concord & 9th Take a Bough Encore Bundle
[ C&9 ]
Concord & 9th Take a Bough Trimmings…
[ C&9 | SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Stars Dies
[ SSS | HA | ELH ]
Concord & 9th Cardstock
[ C&9 ]
Benzie Design Felt
[ BNZ ]
Memory Box Holiday Glitter Paper
[ SSS ]
Large Wood Slices
Small Wood Slices
Pom Poms
Twinkle Lights
Honey Bee Precision Tip Glue
[ SSS | HNB ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | SPL | ELH ]

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43 thoughts on “Handmade Trees”

  1. What a treat, I ordered mine tonight hoping to get everything in time to make for neighbors such a perfect gift. So happy you shared this wonderful idea. Forever grateful for all your many ideas. Merry Christmas

  2. I ordered my die set as soon as I saw your trees in IG. It’s arriving tomorrow, so this video is perfect timing! I’m so excited to get started. Happy holidays!

    1. Hi Jennifer – I love these trees and want to make them for Christmas for my family this coming December. I’ve been looking at the wools and papers and cannot decide what colors you used — will you share that information? I would really appreciate it.

  3. This set is already on my wish list for new supplies! What a delight to find your fabulous ideas, it just moved to the top of the list!! Creative ideas Jennifer, and creative die Concord and 9th!!!!

  4. Jennifer, you really do excel every time I watch your videos, which is every time you do one. You have given me so many ideas and helped so much and I liked this so much I ordered all the bits last night and can’t wait to make them. Thank you for your help and of course Lila who seems to be following in her Mum’s footsteps. Have a lovely Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year

    1. I made these for my office staff! I made the trees but put the “decorations”in a clear envelope so they could decorate their own treas. The staff LOVED them.

  5. Jennifer and Lila, what beautiful trees you made, and what an excellent idea! I love all the decorating suggestions, too. I am sure your teachers and friends will be very happy, Lila!!! Happy Holidays!!!

  6. Hi Jennifer
    I already had these dies so I glad to see how you made them with felt to make them look fuller. If it’s not too much trouble, can you please let me know how many sheets of felt did you use for each tree (4 layers of each size dies). Thanks in advance.

  7. Jennifer – Thanks so much for making this video! Absolutely LOVE how you used the felt & cardstock together, to make the trees so full & realistic. I ordered this fantastic Die set months ago, as I knew it would be a fun project to do with my nieces & nephews. Then I put it away & promptly forgot about it ….. so you have motivated me to make at least a FEW trees by Christmas (not much time left)! Thank you also, for all your wonderful videos throughout the year. Your presentation & beautiful results are always a learning experience – informative, motivating & FUN! Hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas, & a healthy & Happy 2021 !

  8. I just placed my order with Concord&9th. Can’t wait to use this die and do some fun projects with my niece(4 yrs old) and nephew (7 yrs old). I am sure they will love this! I’m so excited and hopefully I will get it before Christmas.

  9. I LOVE this!! Ordered the die set last night! I want to try them on a pipe cleaner for a Dr Seuss style tree! Great tutorial as always!

  10. The trees are so beautiful Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing how to make these beauties.
    Stay safe and have a great week.

  11. I love these trees. They’re so cute and are easy to make. Seems the most work is die cutting. Your resources were wonderful, like that Benzie company.

  12. Jennifer, thanks for sharing your video! I purchased this set and love it. I also have the original set from a few years ago and it is one of my favorites to use during the holidays.

  13. I thought “I don’t need these this year”, went to brush my teeth and head to bed. Then I thought “who are you kidding? You will be dreaming of these all night and they will be out of stock by morning.” So I talked to my daughter thinking she would talk me out of it for this year. Well she is a fiber crafter and after she saw the wool felt she said, “I will buy the felt, you buy the rest and we can make them on our holiday!!” So long story short, we ordered practically everything from the wood to the wool!!

    Thank you for always coming up with such great techniques and always making such darn good videos. You and Lila are amazing. Happy Holidays to all!

  14. This is absolutely brilliantly incredibly WONDERFUL!! My head is already swimming for gifts for next year!! Perfect!! Jennifer and Lila…what a wonderful mommy and me project to share together!! My daughter is all grown up with a family of her own but I think I could talk her into sharing some mommy and me time together for gifts for next year….I’m head over heels about this!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity so freely…such an inspiration…both of you!! Love to you both and Jennifer…YOU are BLESSING!! Hugs, Lila!!

  15. Thank you for sharing. They are so cute and looks fun to make. But am I the only one who can’t watch it because the top of the skewers pointing to the camera hurt my eyes. I tried to look at still pictures and listen to your voice. haha. Merry Christmas!

  16. Jennifer, I have not commented on your creative style before, although I have watched your videos for years. I love how you have put together a list of supplies needed to make a project, a video of how tos, I have been a crafter for 50 years, but now I am an organized crafter. My new year’s resolution is to post what I make online.

  17. These are fabulous! That white one with the rainbow pom poms makes me heart skip a beat. Sooo fun! I’ve pinned them all. Someday when I retire I dream of going back and doing all these fabulous ideas. In the meantime I’m collecting. Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

  18. I love that you and your daughter get creative together!! Georgia has, for now, outgrown wanting to craft with mom!! I was wondering, is the felt difficult to die cut? It seems like there would be lots of little fibers that didn’t quite cut…? Do you apply shims or even need to??? Thanks, Merry Christmas!

  19. Hi Jennifer!
    What gorgeous trees you have made! I am definitely going to copy your trees, if you don’t mind. I’m going to make a set for each household of our family! I love the wreath this company shows with this die cut, too! Those look like they will be my Christmas cards for next year, too!

    Have you tried shipping them at all? That is the only part that worries me. I have no idea how to do it without flattening out a side or two of the tree! If you’d like my address, so you could practice sending one–I’m all in! Haha! 😊 Perhaps some of your viewers have tried and shared results?

    I hope you have had a very blessed Christmas. I wish you and your loved ones a 2021 full of good health, hugs, friends, safe travel, more hugs, peace, joy and love!

    Happy New Year!
    Traci Starkweather

  20. I love theses trees and want to make some for a non-profit and am hoping you won’t mind sharing how much felt is needed for 1 tree. Thank you so much.

  21. I love these trees! I just received my dies in the mail today. As I’m watching this video, I’m wondering if you used pure wool felt or wool blend felt from Benzie. I’m also very curious to the exact different colors of felt that you used for these trees. Thank you.

  22. Wow! These are so pretty and cute. I’m in trouble I have get the supplies.. Love these trees! Thank you so much

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