O Christmas Tree, O (Felt) Christmas Tree: a Free Downloadable Tutorial
UPDATED 10/19/2011: Hi, Pinterest pinners! Based on interest in this post, I’ve created a set of directions to make the No-Sew Felt Christmas Tree. You’ll find the materials list, directions and templates included. You can download the instructions here. Enjoy!
We’re all moved in at our new place in San Diego. Actually, we are back in Missouri for the holidays already. Woo hoo! Since we wouldn’t be in San Diego long enough in December to justify a full fledged Christmas tree (and believe me, I considered it!), we needed a little something to make the place festive.
Enter our family’s felt Christmas tree. Total cost: $2.75.
I cut out a big tree from some extra green felt we had. It’s attached to the wall with several command adhesive strips. (love those things) The ornaments are made from sheets of felt, and are fused to the base color with Heat ‘N Bond Lite. (love that stuff, too) No sewing required! No Velcro, either, since felt sticks to felt easily.
This is me, the moment I realized that it would be 5,000 times easier to just fuse them together, rather than sew them. And Eleanor was all ready to “help” me sew, too. Bummer.
It took one naptime to construct. Eleanor and Graham had a pretty great time ‘decorating’ it.
Eleanor couldn’t wait to put the star on top.
Graham couldn’t wait to eat the ornaments.
A few days later, it was still a fun toy. Eleanor is hoping that Santa remembers that we’ve moved. Hopefully, when we return after New Years, the big guy will have left something under our fancy tree.