I am getting in the Christmas mood and today is the day we Christmafy our house. December 1st just seems to mark Christmas time for me. I am glad to be putting our Christmas Tree up this year on December 1st. With the little guy really testing his boundaries right now, I thought I would make him his own homemade Christmas tree he could touch and play with all he wanted. I can encourage him to play with his own tree, and leave mine alone. We will see how this goes after today.
Homemade Christmas Tree from Felt
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I wish I could say I magically thought of this wonderful idea of a homemade Christmas tree all by myself. Well, that is not the case I got this idea from Sol and Rachel. Thanks to Pinterest I have a lot more ideas than I know what to do with this holiday. But I thought I would share how I made this awesome tree for around $3.00 and about 30 minutes of my time. You have 30 mins right?
Supplies for Felt Christmas Tree
Velcro™ Brand sticky backs (you made need several packages or cut these)
Directions on how to make Felt Christmas Tree
2. Next you will need some assorted colors of felt. You can get a large assortment online here. I found some of the square pieces of felt in the kids craft area. I grabbed four sheets of Christmas colors red, maroon, green and white.
3. With the fabric doubled over, I drew what I thought was a Christmas Tree shape and cut it out. Once this was cut out I realized this instantly made another Christmas Tree! The second homemade Christmas tree I gave to my neighbor for her kids.
4. Using a hot glue gun, glue the middle seams to make the tree. Try not to touch the hot glue it will burn, and if you are doing this with a small child, it is difficult to not use inappropriate words when you have glued your finger to the darn tree! I still have a small blister on my finger. Allow to set for a second or two and open. You have a Christmas tree.
5. The ornaments were really simple to make. Just take a wide mouth glass and traced some simple circles on the small pieces of felt.
6. Cut strips and jagged pieces to make the ball ornaments and hot glued these on the ornaments. (optional: Cut pieces of Velcro™ Brand sticky backs and hot glue to the back of the ornaments to make them stick better.
7. I saw where someone had made some presents to go underneath the tree. And just cut some square and rectangles out and hot glued some stripes to make them presents.
8. Last I let Little Face decorate his homemade Christmas tree, while I was still cooling off my blistered finger.
Easy Homemade Christmas Tree in No Time
I was really amazed at how little time this took to make a homemade Christmas tree and how inexpensive this was. I found out later that, you do not need to use Velcro™ Brand with the sticky backs on the ornaments felt will stick to felt. Pro tip: Look for some in the $1 bins in front of the store and get what you need. I have feeling there will be more felt crafts in the future. I seriously didn’t realize how easy and fun this was.