O’ Christmas Tree O’ Christmas Tree
You’re fake and felt and I love it
FELT CHRISTMAS TREE + FREE PATTERNS
In an attempt to keep Dominic away from our real Christmas tree, I decided to make him a felt Christmas tree. So I spent the better part of last Saturday night knocking out a baller felt Christmas tree– complete with ornaments and presents.
I should also add that I’m too much of a perfectionist to freehand ornaments, bows, and ornament designs with scissors so I created patterns, which I’m sharing with you at the end of the post.
In case you didn’t know, felt sticks to felt so the ornaments and presents can be placed and removed anywhere on the tree. Boom… Best day ever right?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1.5 yards of green felt … found here or fabric store
- different colors of felt … found here or a craft store
- scissors … these are my favorite!
- patterns … see at end of post
- card stock
- hot glue gun + glue
- masking tape
Here’s what you do:
I printed the patterns onto card stock, cut them out, traced them onto pieces of felt, and then cut them out. ** I should add that I traced the patterns onto the shinier, smoother side of the felt, leaving the fuzzier side facing out because I think the shinier side sticks to the fuzzier side better. #momhack **
To make the tree, I folded the green felt in half with the shinier side on the outside and freehanded half of the tree with a piece of yellow chalk. Then, with it still folded, I cut it out so it would be symmetrical.
After cutting out the tree, I decided it was too tall so I cut off the bottom portion. But feel free to make the tree as tall or short as you’d like.
I initially mounted the tree to the wall with painters tape, but that didn’t hold so I went to masking tape, the found command strips in velcro and that held the best. #yourewelcome
I wanted the ornaments to look similar to the glass ornaments I’ve been using for years so I went with blue, purple, green, yellow, hot pink, and I added some white to break things up a bit.
After I cut out all the ornaments, I created different designs to glue on top of the ornaments to jazz them up a bit.
I didn’t use a template for the presents and the ‘ribbon’. Instead, I just measured out squares and rectangles and cut them out. Then I cut strips of felt to make the ‘ribbons’. I used a template for the bows though.
A bucket is place next to the tree so we can store the ornaments and presents when they aren’t in use.
Here’s the templates.
Click on the names of the templates to open a new page and print or save them.
And let’s be real if DIY isn’t for you here’s a link to get one on Amazon 😉
I got you girl