Our family is big on Christmas. I would keep my decorations up all year if I could, but I usually try to reign myself in and wait until after Thanksgiving to put them up. However, this little Felt Christmas Tree made its way up on my walls a little early because I didn’t want to rush to finish a project before the first of December. Plus, I wanted to be able to share it with you in time for you to make it, too!
I started out with a big piece of green felt. I got 3/4 of a yard, and it’s 72″ long. I cut it in half lengthwise, so it could actually make two if I wanted, because I don’t need a 6′ felt tree on my wall. Not to mention, my kids would have a heck of a time trying to reach all of the ornaments!
After I cut it in half (so it was 3/4 yard by 36″), I folded it in half and cut out the general shape of a 3-foot-tall triangle. If you want a straighter cut, you could always use a straight edge and get a nice, crisp tree edge.
That’s it for the tree itself. Easy peasy. I originally tried to hang it with Command poster strips on an unused sliding door by my kitchen. It didn’t stay up very long, so I moved it to the hallway and hung it with thumb tacks. Mine are very snug, and my littles haven’t tried to pull it down yet, but if you’re worried about using sharp objects, I think the Command velcro strips would also work.
Next up was the ornaments. I used the top of a mason jar to trace circles onto colorful felt. I also cut out a few fun shapes by hand. I used fabric paint to write the numbers 1-25 on them, and then I let my Simply Real Kid decorate a few. If you make extras, you could get really creative with decorating the ornaments.
She loves helping me with projects! <3
I had some extra felt, so I cut out a couple of presents to go underneath. I hot glued the ribbons and bows to them just to eliminate even more pieces ending up on my floor!
And don’t forget the star on top!
The felt sticks to itself, so there’s no need for velcro or anything, and your kids can move things around as much as they want. My girls have had a blast un-decorating and redecorating our tree over and over again!
Once December makes its way here, I’ll let them start taking the number ornaments down each day as we count down to Christmas!
The best part? This project cost me less than $5! The green felt was $4.99/yard, and I had a 50% coupon, and depending where you go, you can usually get 3 or 4 sheets of the colorful felt for $1.00