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Easy-to-do DIY felt Christmas tree idea for young kids. This guide will teach you how to make your own felt Christmas tree with simple steps.

(Last Updated On: October 12, 2022)

When my kids were toddlers, they weren’t big (and careful) enough to put our delicate ornaments on the Christmas tree. Thankfully, there is a safe and fun alternative for young kids and toddlers! It’s the Felt Christmas tree! You can put this tree up on the wall in your living room, entry hallway, or in the kids play area. Anywhere you put it in your home, your kids will love it!

My kids loved putting ornaments on this tree when they were young. It was one of their favorite Christmas crafts! They are older now, so they get to enjoy putting the ornaments on the real tree, but this is a fantastic idea for little ones, and it is cheap to make it yourself too.

How to Make a Felt DIY Christmas Tree for Your Kids

There are options to purchase a felt Christmas tree online at amazon that already have all of the ornaments made for you, but it’s actually fun (for you and your kid) to make them yourselves! You can customize the ornaments however you want, and it is super easy to do. 

Prices for felt vary, but Joann’s always has something on sale as low as $3.99 per yard. Local stores tend to be cheaper than buying felt fabric online.

What’s great about this felt Christmas tree is that the felt sticks to itself. So, all of the ornaments you make out of felt will easily stick onto the big felt Christmas tree! They can also be easily rearranged. So, if your kids want to do it all over again, even during the same season, it’s no hassle to let them go for it. Kids can entertain themselves for hours decorating their own felt Christmas tree. You can even put this tree up in November and keep it up all the way through December!

Then, when the Christmas season is over, just take all the ornaments off the tree and fold up the big tree for easy storage until next year.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Scissors
  • At least 1 yard green felt fabric for tree
  • Other colors of felt fabric for ornaments
  • Command tape strips
  • Hot glue gun + glue
  • Sharpie or chalk

Steps

Step 1: Draw a Christmas tree shape onto the green felt with a sharpie marker or piece of chalk. The chalk allows you to make mistakes and wipe off and try again, but the sharpie lets you see your lines better.

Tip: fold your green felt in half and draw one side of the tree. 

Step 2: Cut your tree out keeping the green felt folded in half. This way both sides to the tree will be even.

Step 3: Stick command strips to the backside and attach the Christmas tree to the wall where the kids can reach it

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The felt Christmas tree is stuck to the wall with command tape strips

Step 4: Have fun making all kinds of ornaments with colorful felt fabric. I made stockings, candy canes, presents, their names, and decorative balls. Use the hot glue gun to glue together the felt to make your ornaments.

Step 5: Children have fun decorating the tree by just sticking the felt ornaments to the felt tree!

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My kids starting to decorate their tree

The finished product is below. Oops! It looks like they didn’t space out the ornaments evenly! Good thing it is easy to move them around. Just lift off and place somewhere else.

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My kids posing after they decorated their felt tree
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Felt Christmas Tree

Easy-to-do DIY felt Christmas tree idea for young kids. This guide will teach you how to make your own felt Christmas tree with simple steps.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
By: Tamara Ray
Cost: $5-10

Equipment

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun + glue
  • Sharpie or chalk

Materials

  • 1 yard Green felt fabric
  • Variety of other colors felt fabric
  • Command tape strips

Instructions

  • Draw a Christmas tree shape onto the green felt with a sharpie marker or piece of chalk. The chalk allows you to make mistakes and wipe off and try again, but the sharpie lets you see your lines better.
  • Cut your tree out keeping the green felt folded in half. This way both sides to the tree will be even.
  • Stick command strips to the backside and attach the Christmas tree to the wall where the kids can reach it
  • Make all kinds of felt ornaments with the colorful felt fabric. Some ideas are: stockings, candy canes, presents, kids names, and decorative balls.
  • Use the hot glue gun to glue together pieces of felt when making your ornaments.
  • Have fun decorating the tree by just sticking the felt ornaments to the felt tree!
Keywords christmas, felt, holiday, kids, tree
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