Monday, December 12, 2011

O Christmas Tree!

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.



Felt Christmas Tree





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.



Felt Christmas Tree




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!


Felt Christmas Tree



I put them along the top of the tree for some dimension...but just out of reach of little hands. ;)


Felt Christmas Tree





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.



Felt Christmas Tree




They are hot glued together and then hot glued to the tree. So they are not going anywhere!



Felt Christmas Tree




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.



Felt Christmas 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!



Felt Christmas Tree





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!


Felt Christmas Tree




She's been enjoying it!


Felt Christmas Tree




25 comments:

  1. I'm planning to do the same thing because a tree would be just too much headache this year. I'm curious how you got it to stick to the wall.

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  2. How clever! Your tree is just darling!

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  3. This is great...especially when I read it just after our first smashed ornament of the year. Pretty good for a three year old and one year old, and that the tree has been up for almost a month :) I completely understand about trying to keep little hands out of a tree...it's coming down sooner that originally planned!

    I have a big piece of white...small green, maybe well make a Christmas tree village.

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  4. Kati we actually chose to use small finishing nails in three places to keep it on the wall. I meant to mention that! Sorry. But I saw someone who had it on a brick wall and she just hot glued it on there I think!

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  5. i saw this on Pinterest too, nice to see that it works!

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  6. Fabulous! Love the flowers, and the idea of sparkly felt for the green to mimic lights. Clever.

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  7. I love this idea, thanks for sharing :D

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  8. OMG, how adorable (your daughter and the tree)!

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  9. Great idea - although you may have a hard time convincing her next year that she doesn't have to reorganise the regular tree decorations every five minutes ;-)

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  10. What a neat idea! Reminds me of the little felt people in Sunday School. :)

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  11. I saw that on Pinterest too! What a great idea, and a perfect solution for your Christmas tree dilemma this year. So cute!

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  12. I LOVE this Angela. We have a real tree up, but of course my 2yo NEEDS this too. Maybe he will stop the constant touching of the "instruments."

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  13. what a fun little tree! your girl always seems to fond of the goodies you make for her! :)

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  14. Wonderful idea and so dang cute! Way to go coming up with the perfect tree for a toddler. l l

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  15. Great idea without any harm to nature! I've looked through your blog, it is really amazing, each post consists of so beautiful things, and photos are also great. thanks for your work!!!

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  16. I'd love to include a link and one of your photos in my Christmas crafts for kids round-up. Would you mind? Photo will be linked to this post. Thanks!

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