DIY felt Christmas tree for toddlers
I think everyone who has a toddler knows that decorating a Christmas tree with a little wildling around can be a total nightmare. While you probably opt for plastic ornaments to avoid too much-shuttered glass this year, I have a great DIY project that can be done within a few hours and can keep your little one occupied for some time. Just make them a DIY felt Christmas tree for toddlers that they can decorate themselves. It will give them a sense of independence and surely they will be proud to have their own decorated tree. It's super easy and fun to make one evening. I also absolutely love the fact that it's a mess-free activity. There are plenty of great activities that will require your little ones to get their hands dirty. They are great, but if they can be avoided it's a huge plus in my book.
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- Basic green felt ( I found this one in Michaels)
- Variety of different colors felt sheets
- Tacky glue or glue gun
- Velcro sticky back circles
- Scraps of ribbons (optional)
- Picture hanging strips (to attach felt tree to the wall)
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- Cut the tree. Fold green felt fabric in half and cut out the shape of the tree. You can create different shapes of the branches or leave it straight - let your imagination run. Use a handmade stencil for better results.
- Make a base. You can make the base from brown felt or leave it as it is.
- Cut out a variety of different ornaments and decorate them. You can add a string of lights or just leave it with ornaments only. I tried to use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon straps to ornaments but I've hurt myself so many times that I switched to tacky glue, which works perfectly fine and probably is better for this project.
- Stick velcro circle to ornaments. Here is the thing that left me confused and puzzled about all this felt business. Everywhere I read, people say that felt sticks to felt. Google search confirmed that. It's all sounds great in theory but I felt did not want to stick together. Maybe it's slightly hanging and attached together but it falls down as soon as you blow on it. Can you help me here because I'm puzzled - did I do it wrong and is there some thick to it? Either way, I recommend attaching velcro stickers to make sure that ornaments stick to the felt. They are easily removable and work great! Update: When we finally put the tree up on the wall, by some magic felt stuck to felt. It's not very stable but it stays on. I still prefer to use velcro circles to be sure it's better attached but if you don't want to use it you don't have to.
- Attach the tree to the wall with picture hanging strips. Make sure to test your strips on the wall if it's easily removable. You wouldn't want to ruin the paint.
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