It is that wonderful time of the year again. We haul out the Christmas tree and try to decorate it in a trendy, yet tasteful way. If you have a toddler you know the perils of glass ornaments and having to “repair” the tree every day. We have often resorted to a playpen around the tree to prevent little hands from destroying the artistic flair of the older siblings.
A felt Christmas tree is a fun way for even the smallest family members to be included in the decorating festivities. Our tree was very simple to make and has been a hit the past two years.
Green felt (for tree)
Assorted coloured felts (for ornaments and presents).
Hot glue gun
I folded the green felt down the middle and using chalk drew a rough half tree outline. Then, while the felt was folded, I cut out the tree. When unfolded it revealed a complete Christmas tree.
The decorations were simple. I used a drinking glass to trace our baubles. We cut triangles, strips, zig zags and smaller circles for embellishments on the baubles. We also added some red stockings, lights, stars and drop-shaped baubles. Finally a large yellow felt star adorned the top of our tree.
We made a number of attempts to attach the tree to the wall. The double-sided tape adhered itself successfully to the wall paint which then promptly parted company with the wall. Our only successful method was to hot glue the tree to cardboard then use command strips or blue tac to attach the tree to the wall.
The results have been fabulous. The boys decorate their own tree several times a day. This was a fun and festive addition to our playroom.