Looking for a fun decoration to make with the kids? This DIY Felt Christmas Tree is perfect! With felt and a few other supplies you can make this easy DIY Christmas Tree that is perfect for the kids to play with!
DIY Felt Christmas Tree
Christmas time is here and that means time to decorate! You are going to have so much fun making this DIY Christmas Tree Playset! This Felt Christmas Tree serves two uses, it is a hands on playset for the kids and it is a decoration. It is a win win, because we all know kids want to touch the decorations. 🙂
It is so easy to make this DIY Christmas Tree Playset and the kids will love it. You can have them help you make it too and then have them play with it.It is similar to a felt board and the kids can put the ornaments on and off as they please! You can buy felt Christmas Trees, however I have found it is a lot cheaper to make your own then to buy one.
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Tips for Making this craft
You can get as creative as you would like making all the ornaments and presents. For some of the presents I even went with a Mickey Mouse theme. It was a subtle thing but my daughter noticed it instantly when she saw the colors all characters.
You can grab a spool of felt on amazon here, which is what you want. You do not want the little felt squares that you find at the craft store to make the tree shape.
You will want to use smaller pieces of felt to make the ornaments and presents that attach to the tree.
How do you stick a Felt Tree to the wall?
You can use adhesive strips that won’t damage your walls. These command strips work well. You could also use strong magnets and attach the felt tree to your fridge.
How do you make Felt ornaments stick to a felt tree?
So the great thing about felt is that it will “stick” to each other. So if you place a felt ornament shape on the tree and rub it it will stay on the tree. If you are wanting the ornaments to stay even more you can stick a piece of velcro on the back of them and if you want to place pieces of velcro on the tree itself for specific ornament placing, or just on the back of the ornaments. If you are going the velcro route then I highly suggest using the circle velcro. All you have to do is take the sticky side off and put the sticky side on the back of the ornament piece.
DIY Felt Christmas Tree Supplies
- One large sheet of green felt about 1 yard in size
- A mix variety of small sheets of different colored felt
- Fabric glue
- Double sided 3m tape or command strips to attach to the wall.
- Velcro circles (optional)
How to Make DIY Christmas Tree
Fold your felt in half with-wise, using your chalk draw out half of a Christmas tree along side of the fold of the felt. You will end up with half the Christmas tree but once you cut it out it will open up into a full tree.
Take your scissors and cut along your chalk line. Unfold the sheet to revival the full tree.
With your different colored felt cut out circles, rectangle, squares and different embellishments for the shapes that will be the ornaments. You also need to cut out a yellow star for the top of your tree. You can totally get more creative with the ornaments if you want to. If you are going to make ornaments that are a shape and then place another cut out on the top of it, you will want to use fabric glue to glue them together. Be sure to let them dry completely before letting the kids play with them.
Take your double-sided tape or command strips and place it on the back of the Christmas tree and stick the felt tree to your wall.
Place all of your ornaments and present into a basket next to the Christmas tree and allow your child to stick the ornaments and presents to the tree for the kids to play.
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