One of my favorite parts of the day after Thanksgiving is putting up the Christmas tree with all the lights and ornaments and then being able to sit on my couch and stare at it’s beauty for the next month. This year unfortunately though I made the hard decision of not putting up a Christmas tree. There were many reason why we decided on this but the reason at the very top of the list was my son who is almost one and loves to get into any trouble he can so I knew it would have been an endless battle I was not wanting to fight all December long.
Well I was not excited about this decision and I knew I had to think of something else to help fill this holiday void I was feeling. So of course I scoured Pinterest and I found an idea for felt Christmas trees. This was a great idea, this way I could get a cute Christmas tree to look at and I wouldn’t have to worry about my one year old playing with it or the ornaments on it. The felt Christmas tree ended up to be very easy to make and it turned out so cute! Check out how I made it.
- Green Felt (I got a 1/4 of a yard, this ended up being enough to make one practice tree and the tree I actually used)
- A lot of small squares of different colors of felt
- Hot Glue Gun
- Patterns for the Ornaments
- Ribbon (I thought about using this for decoration but I didn’t end up using any because I liked how the tree ended up without it)
- Something to apply the tree to the wall
1. Fold the green felt in half and draw a triangle and then the outline of half a Christmas tree.
Drawing the triangle made it so much easier to draw the outline of the tree. I tried to draw the tree free hand and it ended up very bad, I drew the lines going into the tree too far in.
2. Cut out the tree and add wall Velcro to the back.
3. Cut out some shapes in the other felt colors.
I cut out a bunch of circles and then cut out letters to spell out each other my kids names. I also cut out three different ornaments and one present, I would have done more presents to go across the whole bottom but I got tired. I also cut out one yellow star to put on the top!
4. Put the felt Christmas tree up on the wall and press the ornaments and present(s) on the tree.
My daughter loves decorating her own little tree, and my one year old loves to pull it off the wall but it’s ok because it is felt so it won’t break!
What are some of your favorite Christmas decorations?