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Children’s Felt Christmas Tree

I am sharing a Felt Christmas Tree today!  Give your kids a tree that’s up to them to decorate as they please!  My kids have mostly been pretty good at leaving the ornaments alone on our tree.  I put all the keepsake/breakable ones up on top and all of their ornaments and the plastic ones on the bottom! 

Felt Christmas Tree finished

{{Funny side story:  When Michael was young, our tree was in the corner of our living room in MN and shielded by the arm of the sofa and the hearth of the fireplace so he was pretty good at leaving it be.  Well with Ryan, it was just plain out in the open right in front of our huge living room windows in our house in Joplin.  So he was more of a challenge to keep away.  I told him that he couldn’t touch the ornaments but he COULD wave at them, blow them kisses, tell them hello, give them thumbs up or tell them they were pretty!  So you would walk into the room and he’d be standing there, crouched down saying “I wuv you!” or waving at them…so stinking cute! }}

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OK back to the felt tree!  This project is so easy and really is not limited to as the options you can do! 

Supplies Needed:

  • Green Felt (I bought the Creatology Basic Felt which comes 36” square)
  • Colored Felt for Ornaments
  • Scissors
  • Double Sided Poster Tape
  • hot glue/glue gun
  • chalk

First I folded the Green felt square in half and used some chalk to draw the shape of a tree.  I realized it needed to be much wider to hold ornaments for TWO boys so I made it wider.

Felt Christmas Tree Pattern

Then simply cut along your pattern lines:

Felt Christmas Tree

Next I started cutting ornaments.  I used a glass to form a circle and then freehanded a star and “pointy ornament” as Michael calls them! 

Circle Ornaments with Decor

I cut a bunch of small circles to use as decorations on the ornaments themselves or as lights on the tree!

Pointy Ornaments

 

I then cut some squares and rectangles for presents.  I hot glued strips in a plus sign to resemble the ribbon wrapped around a gift and a bow to go on top!

Present Pieces

Here’s what it looks like put together!

Present

If you keep all your squares and rectangles the same size then you can just make several “ribbon” pieces and they are all interchangeable on the gifts!

Last but certainly not least…gift tags!

Felt Gift Tags

Here is the kids’ felt tree!

Finished Christmas Felt Tree

The Santa Bin I made last year as found it’s use for this year!  To hold all the felt pieces of the tree!  Because as much as my kids love decorating their felt tree…they love un-decorating it even more!!  I had felt pieces all over the place!

Santa Bin

tree

They mix and match and have a great time!  Michael used all the gift bows as tree tip decorations and it looked really cute and then he used all the polka dots for the presents!  I love their creativity!  They also set up their Little People Nativity under their felt tree too!  SO CUTE! 

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38 Responses to Children’s Felt Christmas Tree

  1. OH how I wish I had read how you did your this morning!! I just made 2 large trees and wish I had laid my in half so it looked a little more uniform, Mine is very very wonky!!! But I love the bucket on the ground for them to put the ornaments when they are not playing with them!!

    • Thanks Allison! Your daughter will LOVE it! And…it was a big help in keeping my littles fingers off my ornaments on my real tree! So easy…took less than half hour! :) Thanks so much for stopping over and leaving a nice comment! I appreciate you!

  2. Super cute! How do the ornaments stick and re-stick to the tree…is it just that the felt adheres to the felt or do you use the poster tape for that too?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Gabbi May! Yes, the felt just sticks to the felt so they can mix and match and position and re-position over and over! Tip: The patterned felt is not that “fuzzy” and had a hard time of sticking which I why I stuck to just solid colors! I chose the fuzziest piece in the pile of each color :) Hope your small people enjoy if you make one!

      • Thank you! My son is 14 months right now and I think that having a tree of his own will help distract him from the real tree…although, that’s probably wishful thinking =)

        Oh well, it will be fun to make and to have for the next few years for him and his future siblings to enjoy!

        Thanks again!

  3. How did you get the tree to stick to the wall? My mom and I just made one and used sticky tack. The felt didn’t like the sticky tack and fell down after about an hour. Thanks!!!

    • Lauren I am almost certain I bought it at Michael’s in the kids’ craft supply aisle. They had Green, Red and White large pieces of felt, folded and hanging with the googly eyes and pipe cleaners!

  4. Does the double side poster tape really stay adhered to the wall? I’ve made one of these for my kids and used command adhesive strips but it didn’t stay well on the wall.

  5. This is great!!! I did want to ask though, do the felt ornaments just “stick” to the tree or do you need velcro or something??? Also, I don’t have a glue gun, can I assume that craft glue would be ok for.the ornaments??

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