So as you know if you read my blog regularly, I am the proud mother of an official two year old. She's lovely and adorable, but let's face it....a little feisty too. In our teeny tiny temporary living situation it just did not seem practical to put up a Christmas tree. All of our decorations are in storage and I'm not ready to battle her constantly with not touching the tree. Sooo not worth it to me. So when I found a picture on Pinterest of a Felt Christmas Tree for a toddler, I knew I had found the perfect solution.
I've been itching to do another felt project ever since I made this wreath. I have the felt bug! It's so very crafty! So I bought a yard of green sparkly felt (so that the tree would look like it has lights). The felt is 72" wide, so I cut it in half and then made a triangle from the square of felt I had.
I used some of the extra green felt to make some more felt roses. I did them the quick and dirty way and wrapped them up and just hot glued the back in place. Super quick and cute!
I put them along the top of the tree for some dimension...but just out of reach of little hands. ;)
Inspired by one of the pictures I saw on Pinterest, I opted to add some presents to the bottom of the tree for extra interest and color! A rotary cutter and mat, a little hot glue and some ingenuity later...a bunch of gifts under the tree.
They are hot glued together and then hot glued to the tree. So they are not going anywhere!
I broke out the accuquilt cutter and my circle die and cut out a bunch of circles in all three sizes. A little more felt and hot glue and I had an assortment of ornaments all ready to decorate the tree.
The felt sticks right to the felt with no extra adhesive making the ornaments perfect for little hands to move here and there. I was worried that the sparkly felt might not hold the felt ornaments as well as a non sparkly one, but they have stayed up beautifully!
For the star at the top of the tree I just searched on line for a clip art star that I liked. Saved the image and printed it. Then I used it as a template for the felt. A little more hot glue and there is a perfect Christmas tree all ready for a two year old!
She's been enjoying it!