Saturday, December 22, 2012

DIY felt Christmas tree

Y'all, this little project is so easy.  I did it all during one of Pearson's naps!!

I made the template for tracing the Christmas Tree with wrapping paper that had grid lines.  It made it really easy to make a symmetrical tree. 
 You can see a little better in the picture below how I made the template. 
A while back my Grandma found a large Craps table cover for a great price at a garage sale and bought it because it looked like a nice big piece of felt. It had been sitting at my Mom's house waiting to be used for a fun little project.  Instead of buying a large piece of felt, I used this!!  If you have to buy your felt, I'm sure you could find a large piece of felt in the fabric section of Hobby Lobby or at Hancock's or JoAnne's. 
 I bought all of the ornament and present felt pieces at Hobby Lobby.  They were 4/$1.00 except the Houndstooth was 2/$1. I used 2 red, 2 green, 1 yellow, 1 white, and 2 houndstooth.  I traced the ornaments with a little circle tupperware and I googled "star clip-art" and "christmas light clip-art" to printed a picture off the internet to use as my template for the star and lights. 
I used these Command Velcro strips to hand it on the wall. 
 I put our little tree underneath our bar next to our real Christmas tree.  I absolutely love how it turned out!! I originally wanted to make this felt Christmas tree because I thought my busy 18 month old was going to be all over our real Christmas tree.  I thought this would help distract him by giving him his own little tree.  
Oddly enough, he could really care less about our Christmas tree.  He has a pretty good time decorating and un-decorating his little felt Christmas tree though. I think Pearson will look forward to playing with his special Christmas toys each year, especially this one!!
 Although he has a pretty good time playing with his little people toys too.  
Tonight Mary was the train conductor, taking a wise man, the angel and Baby Jesus for a ride!
Baby Jesus wanted a turn to drive too.
After his train ride, Pearson returned Baby Jesus to the stable.

Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!


Allie said...

Aww!!! How cute!!!

Erin and Ryan said...

I just found your blog and am working on my own felt tree for my 2 little boys! I hope it looks as good as yours :)