DIY Felt Christmas Tree for Kids

The kids will decorate this felt Christmas tree over and over. This DIY Felt Christmas Tree is a fun craft and activity for the kids. Make a felt tree for the kids to play with and enjoy.

DIY Felt Christmas Tree craft
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Felt Christmas Tree for Kids

Christmas time is always such a fun time to make Christmas crafts, holiday treats, and fun traditions as a family. I love it when a craft turns into an activity for the kids like these Puffy Paint Window Clings, and some of these fun Holiday Games to Play with the Kids

Many years ago, I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make this fun Christmas activity for the kids. And, of course, I wanted to share it with all of you. To keep the kids busy while we prepared Thanksgiving yummies, I ran out to JoAnn Fabric Store and bought 2 yards of Christmas Green Felt for the Christmas tree. Then, I added a small amount of several other fun Christmas-colored felt to make ornaments. I think my self-motto should be “Go Big Or Go Home!” ’cause this tree is humongous. The kids are having so much fun decorating it every morning. They are even drawing new custom ornaments on the colorful felt for us to cut out. Felt sticks to felt, so there is no need to glue anything. Just cut out Christmas candy canes, gingerbread people, stars, and some little black-and-white strips and circles for fun decorating.

You’ll be surprised at what the little ones come up with from felt pieces and a Christmas tree canvas to play with.

Ella took a yellow circle I had intended as a round ornament and added several black circles to it for a Christmas Cookie. She also loves putting two candy canes together to make a Christmas heart.

Connor keeps taking the Christmas presents from the bottom of the tree to cover his gingerbread boy with a cozy blanket.

Michael continues to draw Dinosaur shapes for me to cut out

Abi enjoys dressing the Snowmen, Snow-women, and Gingerbread boys and girls. We have a supply of felt scarves, skirts, hats, and so on

Here we are several years later, and I still have a version of that felt Christmas tree. I did not learn my lesson, because I made the new one six feet tall. But, you know what? The kids can use a little step ladder and it gives them more space to decorate and enjoy.

Supplies You’ll Need

  • Green felt fabric sheet – Check the fabric width to decide how many yards you want to purchase. You will most likely need one or more yards of green.
  • Felt pieces in a variety of colors for ornaments and decorations. Some color ideas are white, black, red, yellow, and blue. You probably won’t need a yard of these colors.

Equipment Needed

  • Scissors
  • white chalk or white fabric chalk marker
  • 3M Command Strips – adhesive strips

How to Make a Felt Christmas Tree

Lay out your green felt piece of fabric and draw a Christmas tree shape with the white chalk.

Using scissors, cut the tree out

Draw your Christmas decorations and shapes on the other felt colors, and let the kids draw some ornaments for you to cut out. Ideas are listed below.

Cut the decorations and shapes out.

Hang your tree on the wall in a place that is accessible

Place the cut-outs in a basket below the tree

If needed: place a small kid’s stool for the kids to use to reach up high

DIY felt Christmas tree

Ideas for Your Felt Tree Decorations Cut-Outs

Some ideas for your felt ornaments and tree decorations

  • Different-sized white circles to create a snowman
  • Little circles and strips in a variety of colors for faces, accessories, and buttons
  • Make several candy cane shapes from red felt.
  • Make various-sized circles in a variety of colors. for ornaments
  • Make scalloped pieces in different lengths to represent garland
  • Cut out gingerbread men and felt pieces to make gingerbread men’s faces and icing.
  • Cut-out squares or rectangles for presents and cut-out bows
  • Make snowflakes for your tree.
  • Cut out a yellow star for the top.

FAQs

Does it matter what kind of Felt I Buy?

Not really. Felt usually sticks to felt no matter the type.

My Felt is not sticking. What Can I Do to Get My Felt to Stick on?

Use a toothbrush or a stiff brush to fluff the felt and create friction.

How Do You Attach Felt Trees to the Wall?

I like to use 3MM adhesive strips. They help prevent the wall from damage and hold the tree in place.

hanging a felt Christmas tree

Where Do I Keep the Cut-Out Felt Decorations for My Tree?

Place a basket or a plastic container near the felt tree

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    DIY Felt Christmas Tree for Kids

    A fun felt Christmas tree for the kids to play with
    Prep Time10 minutes
    Active Time27 minutes
    Total Time37 minutes
    Yield: 1
    Author: Melissa Haines
    Cost: $15

    Equipment

    • Scissors
    • white chalk or white fabric chalk marker
    • 3M Command Strips – adhesive strips

    Materials

    • 1 piece Green felt Check the width of the fabric to decide how many yards you'll want to purchase. You will most likely need one or more yards of green.
    • Felt pieces in a variety of colors for ornaments and decorations. Some color ideas are white, black, red, yellow, and blue. You probably won't need a yard of these colors.

    Notes

    Ideas for Cut Out Decorations 
    • Different-sized white circles to create a snowman
    • Little circles and strips in a variety of colors for faces, accessories, and buttons
    • Make several candy cane shapes from red felt.
    • Make various-sized circles in a variety of colors. for ornaments
    • Make scalloped pieces in different lengths to represent garland
    • Cut out gingerbread men and felt pieces to make gingerbread men’s faces and icing.
    • Cut-out squares or rectangles for presents and cut-out bows
    • Make snowflakes for your tree.
    • Cut out a yellow star for the top.

    ~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com

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