It seems that every year shops are putting out Christmas related decor earlier and earlier! This year my son was drawing Christmas trees and talking about Santa early OCTOBER!
Personally I don’t want to put the tree up too early, I have 4 kids and since they are still young the poor thing is likely to not last until the big day. This year I was admiring these DIY Felt Christmas Tree activities and thought we would make a go for it!
Grab your supplies for the DIY Felt Christmas Tree:
- Green felt, this is about a yard worth but measure your area to see what will fit in your space.
- Various color felt for the ornaments
- picture board double sided tape
- chalk / pen for marking the felt
- low heat hot glue gun
- optional glitter glue pens. It doesn’t come off as easily as the other glitters.
Step 1: Double fold the green felt and mark out a tree outline keeping the fold of the felt in the centre.
Step 2: Cut out the tree on the lines you made.
Step 3: Stick your DIY Felt Christmas Tree to the wall with the poster tape. In my case I stuck it to the giant chalk board.
Step 4: Cut out various color felts in circles, triangles, candy cane, presents stars and anything else that comes to mind.
Step 5: Decorate your circles with smaller circles. my 4 year old loved creating the combinations. I used the hot glue gun on low to attach the smaller bits of felt.
We also made a stings of lights! Our angles were made by folding pink felt in half and cutting a half teardrop shape which when opened makes a heart. I then cut a smaller triangle for the body and a circle for the head. Hair and face were added with glitter glue pens.
Once your glitter glue accents are dry your tree is ready for play!
Step 6: Press the felt ornaments onto the felt Christmas tree. They stick to each other naturally, no need to add anything else.
Store your felt ornaments in a basket of some sorts for easy access for the kids. The kids can remove and place the decorations at will.
The DIY felt Christmas tree was a hit!
The kids loved decorating the felt Christmas tree over and over again.
I think this one will be a great activity to bring out every year before it is time to put out the Christmas tree.
If you have trouble cutting a star, like I did! I just can’t cut stars! Grab the star template from this post to help you.
Also Amazon sells Felt Christmas Trees if you love the idea and don’t want to make it yourself.