I’ve been seeing a lot of these lately. Especially, now that Christmas is less than a months away. I think they are just the cutest darn things! I can certainly see how any little one would love decorating and redecorating them over and over again. I just knew I’d be making one for my three year old nephew! Turns out this thing will keep a young one busy for quite a while! It’s been kid tested and mother approved!
- 1 yard green felt
- ~ 1/4th yard of various colored felt
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Fabric pen or marker
- Cut outs of your choice of decorations
Fold green felt in half hot dog style or vertically. Use the fabric marker to make an outline of half of a Christmas tree on the folded edge like so.
Cut out the outline while the fabric is still folded.
Unfold it. Now you have a tree!!!!
That was easy! The rest will be too! The great thing about this felt tree is that its such a quick and easy make! Depending on how detailed you want to get with the decorations it really doesn’t take much more effort than that!
I got pretty detailed on my decorations so it took me a little while longer.
Cut out your decoration patterns, trace them on to the various colored felt, and cut them out of the felt.
My first attempt at this was on the Circut Explore. Felt is on the list of cuttable for the machine so I thought I would give it a try and save a lot of time. This being my first time cutting felt on the machine I looked into some different ways other Cricut lovers online had done it. I decided to try the fusible web method that I feel many people had success with. TRIED is the key word! Needless to say, it did not work out! I was on a deadline. My sister and nephews would be in town for the Thanksgiving holiday in less than two days. I wanted to get it finished so Cam would be able to take it back home and enjoy it way before Christmas time. So, I ditched the Cricut and just did it by hand.
You can find a picture of my failed attempt on the Cricut here. If you’ve ever cut felt on the Cricut or any other similar machine I would appreciate any tips or advice for next time I try!
Make some presents to “put under the tree.” I just cut random squares and rectangles then using scraps added a little extra pizzazz to them with different colored “ribbons”.
Once you finish your decorations you’re done!! I got the tree to stick to the wall with a little bit of that blue sticky tack. Cam Loved it! I was so happy when I got to see his face light up at the sight of it!