Cheap and Easy DIY Child Friendly Festive Felt Christmas Tree
Do your little kids constantly take ornaments off the real tree? Mine surely did when they were younger. I found a picture of a felt Christmas Tree on Pinterest back in 2013 and decided it would be fun and easy to make. When Buddy and I got it out this year I decided to share it here with my readers. The idea has been around for a while but I will share the materials that I used to make our tree.
- 1 yard of green felt
- pieces of assorted colors of felt (I used scraps my mom already had but you can purchase small squares of colored felt at craft stores)
- Christmas Cookie Cutters
- Glitter Glue or Fabric paint
- Fold the 1 yard of green felt in half and cut out a tree shape (you could make it fancier than ours if you so desired)
- Using the Christmas cookie cutters trace the shapes on the assorted colors of felt and cut out as many ornaments as you would like (this is the time consuming step)
- Get glitter glue or fabric paint and have the kids decorate the ornaments
- Let the ornaments dry
- Attach the tree to the wall wherever you would like (we put ours up with masking tape)
This is the third year we have had our tree. The kids still enjoy it at ages 5 and 4 but not quite as much as they did when they were younger. This is a great craft to make for baby’s first Christmas and you will get years of enjoyment from it. The cost was minimal – under $10 which makes it a cheap and easy DIY craft.