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!

  1. Ages: 5 - 11

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    "What shall it be today?" we wondered. "Buttons? Glitter? Ribbons? Sequins?"

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  • Step 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.

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  • Step 3

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

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  • Step 4

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

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  • Step 5

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

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  • Step 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 to support our trees (inside) about half-way up. We put a bit of glue on the tree trunk, to keep the stands in place,

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  • Step 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.

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  • Done!

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

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