While you’re busy stringing lights, or handling breakable ornaments, the kids can go crazy crafting felt ornaments and decorating their own tree over and over again.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own felt tree:
1 yd. Dark Green Felt
2 Sheets Each: Light Green Felt, Red Felt
1 Sheet Each: Brown Felt, Yellow Felt
1. We’re going to start by making the green part of the tree. I found it easiest to fold the yard of green felt in half length-wise and sketch the branches out. Using this method saves on how much you have to cut since you’ll be cutting through two pieces of fabric at a time. When you’re done cutting, unfold the felt and you should have a beautiful tree to work with!
2. Next. cut a trunk from your brown felt sheet. I just held the sheet up to my tree and sketched out what size I thought would look best. Using fabric or hot glue, stick the trunk onto the back of your tree.
3. I wanted the star to be permanent on the tree, so I sketched one out on the yellow sheet of felt and cut it out. Then, using the same fabric glue, I attached it to the tree top.
4. Now comes the fun part! On the light green and red felt sheets, draw (or trace) a variety of ornament shapes and cut them out. If you want to add some extra fun, let the kids decorate their ornaments using markers, glitter glue, sequins, etc.
5. Attach the tree to your wall with indoor mounting squares or nails.
The fun part about this is that felt sticks to felt, so your kids can decorate and redecorate their tree as many times as they want! Ours is in the playroom, and has already gotten a ton of action … in fact, I’m not sure if the kids will let me ever take it down!
This is Day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas Decorations series … check out all of the posts here.
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