Looking for something to keep your toddler busy during the holiday’s… this DIY Felt Christmas Tree will do the trick!

DIY Felt Christmas Tree - a great holiday craft for kids

The holiday’s can be a hectic time for everyone. You may need a few minutes to clean, wrap presents, cook, visit with friends or just relax!

This DIY Felt Christmas Tree will not only entertain your toddler for hours, but it is a super easy Christmas craft and costs less than $10 to make!!

We all know that it is impossible to keep the little one’s from touching the family Christmas tree, so why not give them one of their own that they can go to town on decorating!

As I said this project is super easy – all you need is:

  • A 42 inch x 42 inch square of green felt
  • Various smaller sheets of different color felt
  • Craft scissors (I like these)
  • Glue gun
  • Sharpie marker
  • Ruler
  • Double sided poster tape (safe for walls)

See full how-to DIY Felt Christmas Tree video and instructions below:

 

This is what you do (see pictures for reference):

Fold the green felt in half

fold-in-half

Draw a horizontal line from one corner to the opposite corner – we will refer to this as the “base line” (we used a broom handle to draw the straight line)

line-on-felt

Measure 13 inches down on the base line, then draw a line 1.5 inches in towards the center of the fold)

From that line, measure 10 inches down (meet up with your original base line) and then draw a line 2.5 inches in

From that line, measure 10 inches down (meet up with your original base line) and then draw a line 3 inches in

Draw the final line to meet up at the bottom corner of your base line and cut out tree

tree-outlinecut-out-tree

Cut out various ornaments, stars, presents and other shapes to decorate your tree. If you are decorating the shapes with felt on them, use a glue gun to adhere the felt to the felt (I tried fabric glue and it didn’t stick well) – I printed out some patterns to use to trace the shapes.

stencils

Place a few pieces of double sided poster tape to the back of the tree and adhere to wall (please test the tape in a discreet location on your wall first to make sure the paint or wall covering does not get damaged). DON’T FEEL LIKE DIY’ing! You can purchase one HERE!

Felt

Felt Christmas Tree - an easy Christmas craft for kids

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Jennifer Fishkind

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  1. This is a great idea! Would love to try this with my toddler. I have a question though, how do the felt tree ornaments stick to the tree? Does felt stick to felt without glue?

    1. We used painters tape on the wall with a piece of velcro attached to it – the painters tape came right off and the velcro sticks to the tree!

    2. I find the firmer side of stick-
      on Velcro placed on each ornament works best. It sticks well to the felt tree.

  2. When you click on ornament pattern it takes you to 123Stitch.com and not the ornament template??? Can you fix this problem. Thanks.

  3. This. Looks. FABULOUS! Thank you so much…I have been looking for something like this for my kiddo for Christmas in July coming up. ;)You made this so simple. Looking forward to trying it!

  4. Thanks so much for this tree pattern. I had planned to make something similar to this for my sister for Christmas but I didn’t have a tree pattern. My sister has dementia and is in a home and cannot have a Christmas tree in her room. So I thought I would make a felt one for her to hang on her wall. I am making different shaped ornaments and sewing pictures of her children and grandchildren and other family members onto the felt ornaments (I print the pictures out on t-shirt transfer sheets and iron them onto white fabric). I’m hoping the pictures will help her to remember who her family is.