DIY: How to make a felt Christmas tree

//DIY: How to make a felt Christmas tree

DIY felt christmas tree - theCityMoms

Since my little told me our Elf On The Shelf {who’s name is “Big Christmas” – where DO kids come up with these names?} wasn’t doing a good job lately, I figured it was time for both of us to up our game.

I’d been wanting to make one of these for my 1 year old for a while so it worked out! Big Christmas and I got to work.

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

  • 1yd Green Felt {although I bet you could get away with ½ yd.}
  • Tacky Glue
  • Different color felt pieces
  • Scissors
  • A little bit of time – this took us about 2 hours

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms


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Directions:

First, we started with the ornaments. We cut out circles. You can use any bowls you might have and trace and cut – easy, peasy. I did this on three or four different colors of felt making three of each color.

DIY felt Christmas tree - theCityMoms

DIY felt Christmas tree - theCityMoms

Then I took the scraps and added stripes, dots, Santas, trees, etc.  You can make them however you like.  We also cut out a few extra circles and left them blank for the girls to make their own ornaments. The best thing about this is the felt ornaments automatically ‘stick’ to the felt tree so no velcro needed!

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms

Next up lights… Again, easy. I cut out teardrop shapes first.  Then I held them up to a white backing and cut around the white leaving a small white bit at the top to look like a light.  Then I glued them together.

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms

 

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms

Once you’ve finished the ornaments & lights (and gifts) you’ve finished the most time consuming part!  Next up is the tree.  Fold your yard of green felt in half and then cut down the middle.  I only used half of my yard because I knew how big I wanted my tree to be. Once you’ve got the right size, fold that in half and cut into a tree shape.

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms

Here’s a quick glance at what the final products looked like:

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms

After dropping all of the lights and ornaments into the gold bag I had found, I got industrious with some of the leftover scraps and decided to create some ‘gifts’ for under the tree.

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms

Now you’re done! Big Christmas and I waited until the girls were asleep, used tiny nails to hang it to the wall, and left a note. Final verdict: So easy to make and the girls have played with it all day! in other words, it’s a Big Christmas win!

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - theCityMoms

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Abigail Kellermeyer - theCityMomsAbigail Hake Kellermeyer is a former professional figure skater who works full time as a Program Specialist for Customs Border Protection. In her spare time you can find her blogging about her most recently attended CityMoms event, fun DIY how-tos and more at her own site, Little Miss Martha.

Abby lives in Noblesville with her hockey guru husband Mike and their two spitfire daughters Ella and Olive.

2017-12-19T14:05:18-05:00December 19th, 2017|
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