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Last year I made a felt Christmas tree for my boy and it was one of the best decorations I’ve ever done because Bogdan absolutely loved it and spent a lot of time playing with it. This is why I want to share this idea with you, I think a felt tree is a real joy for children, especially for the little ones. It is also more convenient for parents, as a real Christmas tree in the house can be an irresistible “attraction” for babies and toddlers and this could mean some additional work for preventing any damages.
A felt Christmas tree is playful, easy to make, less expensive and can be used for several years, so it is worth the time spent doing it. If you like the idea, you can find below all the necessary instructions.
– green felt for the tree
– colored felt for the decorations (you can also buy already made felt decorations if it’s easier for you)
– glue for the felt (I used UHU arts & craft glue)
– adhesive paste for fixing the tree on the wall (I used UHU Patafix pads)
– tiny pompoms for some additional decorating (I bought some like these)
– (optional) some big beads (these can be sewed on the tree in order to be able to hang non-felt decorations)
– chalk and scissors
For making the felt Christmas tree you should only follow 5 simple steps:
1. Pick your favorite pattern for the tree; there are a lot of patterns you can find on Pinterest (mine was similar to this). After you have chosen it, fold the green felt in two and draw half of the pattern on it. This way the tree will be symmetrical.
2. Cut the shape and unfold the felt. I have added a star on the top of the tree (made of red felt and decorated with a lot of tiny pompoms) and a small stem (made of brown felt). Both were glued on the tree.
3. The next step is preparing the decorations. You can either make them (you find a lot of patterns online) or you can buy them. If the decorations are felt made, they are perfect for the little hands of the children, because felt sticks to felt and you do not need any adhesive on the pieces themselves.
4. If you prefer to also hang other decorations that are not made of felt, you can easily sew some big beads from place to place and just hang the decorations like in a normal Christmas tree.
5. To hang the felt tree on the wall you just need to put the little Patafix pads on the wall and then attach the felt. Wait a couple of minutes before adding the decorations, to be sure that it’s well attached.
This is all! 🙂 It is simple and fun and the kids will certainly enjoy the surprise. One additional useful tip is to place under the tree a nice basket where you can put all the decorations, allowing the kids to decorate the tree over and over again, in different ways. They will have a lot of fun and you will have some precious quiet moments! 🙂
If you have any questions please let me know. I would be glad to have inspired you to create a felt Christmas tree for your child and I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did last year!
For additional inspiration I have created a small Pinterest board with many ideas for making a felt tree, there are also other types of patterns you could try, just let your creativity go to work!