Felt Christmas Tree for Kids

We finally got our Christmas decorations up this weekend & there was one new decoration I was especially excited about this year.

You may have seen this image floating around Facebook & Pinterest–the felt Christmas tree for kids.

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When I saw it, I instantly knew it was something I had to do for Maverick. He loves to empty & refill things and is constantly taking off & putting on socks, hats, etc. Also, I was secretly hoping that a little tree of his own would keep him away from our big Christmas tree.

In preparation for my crafting Sunday, I stopped by Jo-Ann’s. At the time, they were having a 50% off sale on all their felt by-the-yard, so I picked up the following items:

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 yard of green felt (depending on the size of tree you want, you can get more or less)
  • 1 sheet of brown felt
  • 1-2 sheets of various colored felt (I used 7 colors for the tree decorations)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Command picture hanging velcro
  • Yard stick
  • Marker

First, I cut out the shape of the tree using a yard stick & a marker.

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Next, I hot glued the sheet of brown felt onto the bottom of the tree and stuck Command velcro strips around the corners of the tree and tree trunk. I used the Command velcro strips to stick the tree to the wall. My hope is by doing this, I’ll be able to reuse the tree in the next coming years & keep from putting holes in my wall.

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Then, I grabbed our star-shaped cookie cutter and a some different sized glasses to use as patterns for the ornaments. I made a total of 15 ornaments in 3 various shapes–small, medium & large.

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With the remaining felt sheets, I made 3 presents for Maverick to stick under his tree. I used the hot glue gun to attach the “ribbon” to the presents.

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There are a ton of different ways to get creative with this project. For example, you could make several different ornament shapes or you could decorate the ornaments with puff paints & glitter. If you are really crafty, you can even add felt lights and garland. For our tree this year (and lack of time), I decided to keep it simple and if it’s a hit, then next year Maverick can help me add a little sparkle to it.

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I wasn’t able to get the tree finished while Maverick was still awake, but after his nap he was very excited to play with it!

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Too excited to stand next to his tree for a picture. I’ll take it as a win!

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