This past week, my 3 and 5 year old decided their new mission is to disassemble and rearrange the ornaments on my Christmas tree… 10 times a day. SOO… I decided they needed a little something of their own! Inspired by this cute idea of a no sew felt Christmas tree, I made one too! I spent less than $10 on materials (which I bought at Walmart) and a 2 hour nap time to put it together! Easy peasy and the kiddos LOVE it!
1 yard green felt (I paid $3.97 for mine)
Colored felt pieces (I bought a multi pack for $3.97)
Hot glue gun and glue
Marker (I used a fine tip Sharpie)
Round cookie cutter/cup for tracing (I also used a star cutter for the star on top)
Command Strips (I had some left over but I think they run about $2.97 for a 9 pack at Walmart)
First you’ll need to cut out your Christmas tree from the yard of green felt. Lay the felt out flat and trace the shape of a tree (whatever shape and size you want) on one side and cut out OR fold the felt in half, trace half of a tree and cut out so that when you unfold it, both sides of your tree will be the same. (This is what I did and it worked great, however I made mine to short so I decided to add an extra piece on the bottom to make it bigger.)
Next, using a round cookie cutter or whatever is handy, trace circles (and a star!) on the colored felt pieces and cut them out. (I cut out several circles for ornaments and several to cut apart for decorating them.) Using a hot glue gun, glue cut out felt pieces, numbers, letters, ribbons or whatever else you like onto the ornaments, just make sure they don’t get to heavy or they wont stick to the felt tree and they’ll fall off. Let cool.
Finally, attach the Command strips to the back of the tree and attach to a wall. (Following the removal instructions, the Command strips usually come off without damaging your wall or paint.) The ornaments should stick to the felt tree and come off easily to do over and over again! Yay!
What is your favorite frugal activity for the kids?