As Christmas is almost upon us I decided its time to start the Christmassy crafts I had my eye on. First on my list is the toddler felt Christmas tree. I want to do this so that my diva will have a tree for her own that she can decorate and redecorate. Also want to take it with on holiday so we would have a tree during the cristmas time as this tree is so compact to carry around in a suitcase.
I slowly but surely started cutting out shapes and started decorating them thinking I wanted to surprise my diva with a completed tree. But thought why not involve her in making the felt decorations for the tree. And that is what we did this weekend.
- ½ metre dark green felt ( for tree)
- Different colour felt pieces (for ornaments)
- Embellishments like ribbon, buttons strips of felt, glitter glue ( actually anything your heart desires but keep in mind not to make it to heavy that the ornament doesn’t stick.)
- Craft glue or glue gun
From the ½ metre of felt cut a tree shape. It can either be just a triangle or if you are brave like I tried to be you can try your hand at a branched tree. To make the branch tree much easier I measures out the one side with the jagged branch side and when I was happy folded the piece of material in half so I can cut both sides simultaneously so both sides look the same. Because I tried drawing the branches both sides and looked so lopsided and this technique worked perfectly. With the different colour pieces of felt I could only cut out what my artistic drawings could allow me, so its stars, circles hearts and diamond shapes free hand.
Will update you on when we put the tree and the decorations up