O Christmas Tree!

So as you know if you read my blog regularly, I am the proud mother of an official two year old. She’s lovely and adorable, but let’s face it….a little feisty too. In our teeny tiny temporary living situation it just did not seem practical to put up a Christmas tree. All of our decorations are in storage and I’m not ready to battle her constantly with not touching the tree. Sooo not worth it to me. So when I found a picture on Pinterest of a Felt Christmas Tree for a toddler, I knew I had found the perfect solution.

Felt Christmas Tree

I’ve been itching to do another felt project ever since I made this wreath. I have the felt bug! It’s so very crafty! So I bought a yard of green sparkly felt (so that the tree would look like it has lights). The felt is 72″ wide, so I cut it in half and then made a triangle from the square of felt I had.

Felt Christmas Tree

I used some of the extra green felt to make some more felt roses. I did them the quick and dirty way and wrapped them up and just hot glued the back in place. Super quick and cute!

Felt Christmas Tree

I put them along the top of the tree for some dimension…but just out of reach of little hands. 😉

Felt Christmas Tree

Inspired by one of the pictures I saw on Pinterest, I opted to add some presents to the bottom of the tree for extra interest and color! A rotary cutter and mat, a little hot glue and some ingenuity later…a bunch of gifts under the tree.

Felt Christmas Tree

They are hot glued together and then hot glued to the tree. So they are not going anywhere!

Felt Christmas Tree

I broke out the accuquilt cutter and my circle die and cut out a bunch of circles in all three sizes. A little more felt and hot glue and I had an assortment of ornaments all ready to decorate the tree.

Felt Christmas Tree

The felt sticks right to the felt with no extra adhesive making the ornaments perfect for little hands to move here and there. I was worried that the sparkly felt might not hold the felt ornaments as well as a non sparkly one, but they have stayed up beautifully!

Felt Christmas Tree

For the star at the top of the tree I just searched on line for a clip art star that I liked. Saved the image and printed it. Then I used it as a template for the felt. A little more hot glue and there is a perfect Christmas tree all ready for a two year old!

Felt Christmas Tree

She’s been enjoying it!

Felt Christmas Tree

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25 thoughts on “O Christmas Tree!

  1. This is great…especially when I read it just after our first smashed ornament of the year. Pretty good for a three year old and one year old, and that the tree has been up for almost a month 🙂 I completely understand about trying to keep little hands out of a tree…it's coming down sooner that originally planned!

    I have a big piece of white…small green, maybe well make a Christmas tree village.

  2. Kati we actually chose to use small finishing nails in three places to keep it on the wall. I meant to mention that! Sorry. But I saw someone who had it on a brick wall and she just hot glued it on there I think!

  3. I'm planning to do the same thing because a tree would be just too much headache this year. I'm curious how you got it to stick to the wall.

  4. Great idea without any harm to nature! I've looked through your blog, it is really amazing, each post consists of so beautiful things, and photos are also great. thanks for your work!!!

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