Felt Christmas Trees

Felt Christmas Trees

We love that these trees have so much individual style and sparkle--depending upon who did the decorating! Straight and tailored, snowy and plain, fancy and sparkly....we love it all!

Ages:
5 - 9
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. felt
  2. wooden dowel
  3. tacky glue
  4. clay
  5. needle - optional
  6. paper
  7. pencil
  8. scissors
  9. ribbon
  10. stuffing
  11. thread - optional
  12. ric-rac
  13. glitter
  14. buttons
  15. sequins
  16. glitter glue
  1. "What shall it be today?," we wondered. "Buttons? Glitter? Ribbons? Sequins?"

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  2. First we needed tree shapes. Maddie drew trees onto scratch paper, and then cut the shapes out. Felt can be difficult for a little girl to cut, so I used these templates to cut the felt.

  3. Madeleine wanted our trees sewn and not glued, so we sewed them up, leaving the tree trunk open at the bottom for stuffing.

  4. We lightly stuffed the trees...then got down to decorating!

  5. La la la, la la la la.... (Maddie did lots of humming and singing while we worked)...

  6. We had to decide how tall our trees would stand on sticks, so we laid them down, and marked how long we'd cut the dowel--leaving it long enough so support our trees (inside) about half-way up. We put a bit of glue on the tree trunk, to keep the stands in place,,,

  7. ...then made our stands. For this, we just made a round ball of clay, and flattened it just a bit. Some were left as they were, and some were decorated with a bit of glitter glue.

  8. And then just as we were finishing up, it began to snow! Here's our lovely winter wonderland...