Every year or so I get to visit my girlfriend in Texas. We love lounging around her beautiful pool but on a rare day it rains.
Well luckily she has a gorgeous craft room where she scrapbooks and it’s full of items for any type of craft! So while we were thinking of what we could make she remembered a felt tree she saw and suggested that we make one for the grandchildren so that they would be able to decorate at Christmas.
We looked through her felt and found a lot of different colors and scrap pieces. We gathered the embelishments for the ornaments which were sponge raised letters, stickers, glitter and other little decorations.
We didn’t find a large piece of green felt to use for the size tree we wanted, so with coupon in hand we went to the store and purchased two yards of green felt.
We had fun making the ornaments. We cut out circles for the “ornaments” and different shapes like candy canes and stockings.
When I arrived home from our vacation I made the tree.
Here’s how I did it:
Find some cardboard or foam board or whatever is sturdy enough that you can cut out.
Draw a tree in the size and shape you want. I used a large box about height of my grandchildren. Using a razor knife cut out the tree.
Then lay the felt over the tree and cut it out larger than the cardboard. You will need room to wrap it around.
Then attach the felt in the back to the cardboard. You can use, hot glue, duck tape, or anything else you have on hand. Doesn’t need to be pretty since it won’t be seen.
We also attached two “sticks” or you could even use paint stirrers, to the back to give it some stability. Just lean it against a wall or piece of furniture!
When the grandchildren came over to Grammies, we leaned the tree agaist the wall and they had fun decorating and removing the ornaments and redecorating.
Such a fun and inexpensive project and also works on fine motor skills.
Since it’s thin you can easily store it under a bed or I have a tall dresser that I place it behind for next year!