DIY: How to Make a Felt Christmas Tree

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Let me start out by admitting: I am not crafty mom. I always say craftiness skips a generation — and my own mom is supreme at just looking at anything I find on Pinterest and making it from scratch. I am more a “just buy” mom.

However, with the upcoming holidays I felt inspired to take on a project. I didn’t want anything TOO complicated (of course). Considering how much my daughter pulled my ornaments off the tree last year, I decided the idea of making her her own tree could be a good idea.

So I took on creating a Christmas Tree out of felt for my daughter. It is simple to do and my daughter and her friend really enjoyed taking the pieces on and off. For $10 of fun and a cute decoration for the holidays, I highly recommend trying it as well.

Here is how you do it:

1. Go to your favorite craft store and pick out some felt you feel would look good together. I recommend buying patterned felt for your ornaments. Also don’t forget to get brown for a tree trunk and yellow for a star at the top.

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2. Find a Christmas tree shape online to use as inspiration and cut out your tree.

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3. Find “ornaments” you’d like for your tree. We did round circles using a cup for the shape, gingerbread men (find outline online), and stars (find outline online). You can use a Sharpie to outline them, and then cut them out.

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4. Let your kids enjoy the fun! They can knock them all down and put them up over and over, again and again.

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What is your favorite craft to do with your kids during the holidays?

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One Response to DIY: How to Make a Felt Christmas Tree

  1. Mark W February 3, 2016 at 1:41 am #

    I really should to try it with my kids. Too bad I have to wait too long for it. Gotta train to do something else until then. Thanks for the idea!

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