How to make a felt Christmas Tree for a toddler | DIY Crafts

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You may recall a few months ago I shared my homemade fuzzy felt style board, and mentioned I had a few more felt boards to make up my sleeve. So, it’s now December, I’ve made the felt board I’ve been waiting for (the one I’ve been most excited for)… a felt Christmas tree for Toddler H. Yes, I bought the felt for this last Christmas, but didn’t get to it. So, it’s sat for almost 12 months, and now I’ve done it. And, best of all it’s a HUGE HIT! So if you’ve missed out on the felt Christmas trees for sale in Hobbycraft (they apparently sell like hot cakes), then buy yourself a few pieces of green felt, find a board (or wall, or in my case an old canvas), some glue, and a selection of colours felt too (I had a pack from making the fuzzy felt board) and bobs your uncle, you’ll have your own felt Christms tree for your toddler to decorate again and again and again.

DIY: How to make a felt Christmas tree for a toddler:

What you need:

  • 3 pieces of green felt (A4) – cost about 50p each (e.g. In Hobbycraft)
  • Coloured felt (I bought a pack of 8 for ?1 in Home Bargains months ago, and it’s soooo useful)
  • Brown paper
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Paint brush for spreading the glue
  • Thick cardboard (possibly a box would do?) or board or canvas for sticking your tree on

Basic instructions (sorry, I don’t have photos for all steps!)

1. Layout your felt pieces and draw round them onto a bit of brown paper. I used three A4 pieces of felt.
2. On your piece of brown paper sketch out a tree
3. Fold your brown paper in half and cut out your tree. I didn’t do this, and sketched my tree onto the felt by eye – why? I’ve no idea! (I blame baby brain!)
4. Draw round your template. This can be tricky as I had two separate pieces for the bottom and one for the top. So, for the bottom I draw on one piece of felt (then put the two pieces on top of each other and cut the two out together to get a symmetrical tree). For the top, I folded the felt in half and then cut it out. I did allow a bit of an overlap for the join, but I’m not sure I had to!

5. Smother your board/canvas in PVA glue. Cut a rectangle of brown paper for the trunk and stick it on. Then carefully place and stick your felt pieces together, being careful not to get glue on the top of the felt as it will stick the fibres together.

6. Cut out circles and stars of different coloured fabric for baubles.

I do plan to stick a ‘carpet’ on the bottom of my tree, and make some presents (coloured square and rectangle pieces). I’ll update when I add them!

Hope this provides some inspiration! It really is easy, just a few pieces of felt? and provides a brilliant toy for a toddler.

This felt Christmas tree does keep Toddler H occupied and she loves ‘her tree.’ I was hoping this might stop Toddler H ‘adjusting’ our trees… Which I think it has, but when we put up the living room tree, I asked H to put the baubles on her tree to keep her occupied, however, she took each felt bauble from her tree and put them, very very carefully on our tree! She also ‘helped’ put some baubles on too, all in the same few branches, of course #typicaltoddler!
Merry Christmas,
Lynne x
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    Kirsten Toyne
    December 12, 2016 at 9:44 am

    My children would have loved this when they were toddlers. Great idea. #bigpinklink
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    Louise Pink Pear Bear
    December 15, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Wow that’s fab! What a great idea for a tree they can decorate and redecorate to their heart’s content! Thanks so much for joining us at the #bigpinklink and Merry Christmas from all the team!
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    December 18, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Amazing idea, I was going to buy one but this looks super easy to make. Will remember this for next year. #kcacols
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    Fiona Cambouropoulos
    December 18, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    What a lovely idea and a great one for the kids to decorate and redecorate

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    December 19, 2016 at 9:47 am

    This is such a cute idea! I might have to make one for Piglet next year. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday
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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    December 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    This turned out so lovely! What a fun project to make with your toddler for Christmas. Thanks for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you back in the New Year x
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    Madeline (This Glorious Life)
    December 22, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    This is so lovely! And what a great idea if you’ve got toddlers who constantly want to fiddle with the decorations on the ‘proper’ tree. I might have to keep this in mind for next year. x #KCACOLS

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos
    December 23, 2016 at 12:29 am

    I think this is a genius idea. A real fun and educational festive toy out of a few bits of felt. The simple ideas are always the best. I might just have a go at this myself, I think the children here would really like one of these in our games room at Christmas. I might even try a house where you add widows and a door, or a tree to add leaves and flowers for all year round fun.

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    Tracey Bowden
    January 6, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    This is brilliant. My niece and nephew done something like this in playgroup and they loved it #kcacols
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