Christmas is a big deal: seeing the family, eating too much and being merry with the people you love.  It’s also about the advent calendars. I am a big fan of chocolate ones, but my nephews are too young for those, as they haven’t started nursery yet. So my sister asked me to make them something a bit more like this felt Christmas tree…  

felt christmas tree johnny in a dress

The idea is a felt tree with 24 different ‘baubles’ to hang on the tree for advent, so they can decorate the tree over the month of December. Auntie Lizzie to the rescue….

You will need

  • 1 metre of green felt
  • Various fat quarters of different coloured felt
  • Smaller sections of felt backed with adhesive (if you can find some. This is to make the decoration details a bit easier)
  • Velcro with adhesive backing on it.
  • Scissors

How to make your felt Christmas tree

1. Fold the green felt in half and then cut your tree out.  I used the whole of the metre of felt for a nice big tree.

Cutting out the tree

2. Unfold the tree so you can get started on the decorations!

tree cut out

3. Cut out various decoration shapes. I kept it simple with crackers, candy canes, round baubles, oval baubles and presents. I added details in the baubles with the adhesive felt.

4. To secure the decorations to the tree you need the adhesive velcro.  You only need the ‘hook’ side of the velcro.  Stick the velcro to the decoration and the attach them to the tree.  

velcro on the decoration

Tree is decorated

Et voila! Check out my final tree! The decorations can be taken off so the kiddies can redecorate the tree as much as they like. It’s a great way to get your children (or siblings or God children) involved in tree decorating as December marches on.

Will you try your hand at a felt Christmas tree this year?

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