Prairie Point Trees

Prairie Point Trees


applique pins

hot glue (optional)

For small cone:

1 small styrofoam cone

40-50″ 2 1/2″ squares

1 – 4″ square for bottom

For large cone:

1 large styrofoam cone

24 – 3 1/2″ squares

24 – 3″ squares

96 – 2 1/2″ squares

1 – 6″ square for bottom

Directions –

Fold your prairie points.  Fold your square in half diagonally and iron.  Fold your triangle in half again diagonally and iron. Notice that one side will be the fold and the other will be two folds.

Lay the styrofoam cone on top of the 4″ square and roughly cut out the circle shape of the bottom of the cone leaving about 1/2″ all the way around the cone. Pin and/or glue the fabric on to the bottom of the cone. I prefer to glue and pin for extra durability.

Now begin to pin your prairie points in place. You want the first layer to hang over the bottom of the cone about 1/4″ – 1/2″. You will pin one prairie point.  Then pin one on the opposite side of the cone.  Then do it again turning the cone 90 degrees.  Think of it like putting them in the 4 corners (north east south and west).

Now do the same thing again, putting one prairie point between each pinned prairie point to create one layer.

Move up 1/2″ on the cone and repeat the process.

Continue making layers until you reach the top.  On the last layer over lap them on top (I use only 4 prairie points) to cover the styrofoam.  Add a topper of your choice and you are done!

Come back next Friday for another week of Christmas Quickies! Next week we will be focusing on the perfect table setting using a simple patchwork!