You will need:
- a large piece of green felt
- good scissors
- buttons or small ornaments
- white crayon
- sticky back velcro
- a felt board (we love and use a Little Partners Tri-Side)
Fold a piece of green felt in half. Use a white crayon to sketch out half of the tree on the felt.
Cut out the tree.
Find an assortment of buttons or small ornaments that will fit on your tree. I found these really awesome Christmas light buttons. If you buttons have loops on the back use a pair of wire cutters to trim them loop off. Place a small piece of velcro on the back of the button. Use the rough side of the velcro so that it will stick to the felt tree.
That’s it! Seriously a felt tree in less than 30 minutes. No sewing or excess cutting required. My kids absolutely love this tree and play with it every day. It is a fun and easy way to keep them away from our real tree!
My kids play with our Christmas tree on a large felt board. We love this tri-side from Little Partners because not only is there a big felt board, but there is a basket at the bottom to keep all of the pieces together when they aren’t playing.
The Little Partners Tri-Side Easel is one of my very favorite things we own for our children. It fosters creativity and imagination. One side is the felt board that we made the tree for, one side is chalkboard and one side has a magnetic dry erase board. The coolest thing? It has a place for a roll of paper on top so the kids can pull paper down to draw or paint. There are four no-spill paint container too to make it less stressful for your kids to paint. The storage shelf underneath holds all sorts of art supplies, making it easy to keep things picked up. My kids love how many different ways they can create with this easel. I love that it is sturdy, made from real wood and has places to put everything you need to create on the easel itself to minimize clutter.
My kids have spent hours creating at this easel. We have used the easel for everything playtime,
soccer field strategy.
Tough Cookie Mommy says
This is such a cute and creative craft to do with the kids for the holidays. I like the felt material and the fact that you can customize it.
Sona Sethi says
Wow! This is such as easy DIY for kids and every engaging given that Christmas is round the corner. Very innovative.
Terri Steffes says
My kindergarten students could spend hours at a felt board and this Christmas tree activity would have been an easy favorite. We always took pictures of their creations for their portfolios.
Enjoy Freebies says
I need that easel! And I love how easy it is to make that felt tree. What a great idea to do a craft with your family. I also like how little clean up it requires.
Mimi B says
Very cute craft. Perfect for kids to play with as we head into the Christmas season. My kids loved having an easel to play with when they were little.
Dollhouse Goddesses says
This is so fun! W love DIY activities that are quick and easy to entertain little ones. Keep the great ideas coming! XO
This is so cute and it does look super easy! I may have to make this for my little one next year when he will be a bit older.
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
We found doing this was the perfect way to distract the little ones from the big tree. They could decorate their own over and over again!
Erica Cardinal says
This tree is so adorable. I love that you can move the pieces around as you wish. 🙂
Theresa's Reviews says
This is such an adorable idea. My children would love making a felt Christmas tree to decorate for the holidays.
Such amazing ideas for a felt tree! Less pines all over the place and time to clean up afterward, but I would miss the smell of it though.
Krystal Butherus says
My little dude would absolutely LOVE this and he can help me make it too. I will have to give this a try this season!
Omg how cute is this felt Tree?!? We made a similar one last year the we hung on my daughters bedroom door and she would decorate it for hours with felt ornaments
Stephanie Lee says
That's such a cute craft project! We're debating not getting a real tree this year because there's a baby roaming around putting everything in his mouth. That easel could be a great gift too!
Brittany Muddamalle says
This is perfect! I've been looking for one of these for my almost two year old! I think he'd have so much fun doing this!
Amber N says
That looks like so much fun to make! I would love to do this craft with my kiddos.
Foodie Finds Home says
This is awesome. I want to make a felt tree because I would hope that it would encourage the toddlers to leave the real tree alone. LOL!