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How to Make a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree

How to Make a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree

My toddler daughter and I love making crafts together. She also enjoys helping me put up the holiday decorations around the house. She is particularly interested in the Christmas trees and Christmas tree decorations this holiday season. However, many of our ornaments are too delicate for little toddler hands. Thus, to assuage her desires, she and I recently made a felt toddler Christmas tree together as one of our seasonal mother-daughter craft activities.

How to Make a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree

Materials

  • Green felt
  • Color felt
  • Foam cone
  • Wood circle
  • Needle
  • Safety pin
  • Thread
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Yarn

Instructions

To make my daughter her very own felt toddler Christmas tree, I started by buying the materials that I needed for the project. I bought colored felt and a foam cone at my local craft store. My husband asked my dad to cut out a wooden circle the same size as the bottom of the cone to act as the base of the tree. I already had needles, safety pins, thread, buttons, scissors, cookie cutters, and yarn on hand.

Materials for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree

After gathering my materials, I started working on the tree portion of the felt toddler Christmas tree. I cut a triangle of dark green felt large enough to cover the foam cone.

Measuring the Green Felt for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree

Rolling the Cone in Felt for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Wrapping the Cone in Felt for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
I then marked eleven spots on the felt with a green marker. I sewed a button on each of the marks. You can sew the buttons on after you attach the felt to the foam, but sewing the buttons on first is easier. Also be sure to place the lowest buttons high enough from the bottom of the tree to prevent the ornaments from touching the ground.

Marking Buttons for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Sewing Buttons on a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
Buttons Sewn on a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree

Once I sewed the buttons on, I wrapped the felt back around the cone. I folded the visible edge of the felt under for a cleaner look. Using a needle and thread, I sewed the side of the felt closed.

Sewing the Felt on the Cone of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Stitching the Felt on the Cone of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
Green Felt Stitched to the Cone of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree

Next I worked on sewing the wood circle base onto the bottom of the cone. I cut a piece of green felt slightly larger than the circle. I then sewed the wood and felt circles onto the bottom of the cone. Fold the edges of the felt under for a cleaner look.

Wooden Base of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Measuring Green Felt for the Base of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
Cutting Green Felt for the Base of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Attaching the Base to the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
Sewing the Base on the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Stitching the Base on the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
Attaching the Wooden Base to the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Base Sewn on the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
After I sewed the base onto the bottom of the cone, I sewed the top of the cone. I added a twelfth button to the very top of the cone.

Half Finished Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
Unsewn Top of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
Folding the Top of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Sewing the Top of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
Completed Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
With the felt Christmas tree completed, I worked on sewing together felt ornaments. I used cookie cutters as my templates, but you can use any shapes or templates for your ornaments.

Materials for Felt Ornaments for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Felt, Cookie Cutter, and Pencil for the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
For each ornament, I traced and cut out two identical shapes from the colored felt. I then sewed the felt pieces together using a blanket stitch. At the top of each ornament, I sewed a yarn hook so that my daughter could hang the ornaments from the buttons on her tree.

Cutting Out the Ornaments for the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Two Sides for Ornaments for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
Sewing Ornaments for the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Making Yarn Hooks for Ornaments for the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree
I made twelve ornaments: white glitter gingerbread man, green mitten, yellow star, orange bell, pink and blue present, red and white candy cane, red and white stocking, pink angel, blue glass ball, white and dark blue snowman, green evergreen tree, and orange and yellow candle.

Gingerbread Man Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament Mitten Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament
Star Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament Bell Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament
Gift Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament Candy Cane Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament
Stocking Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament Angel Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament
Glass Ball Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament Snow Man Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament
Christmas Tree Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament Candle Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament
The felt toddler Christmas tree that I crafted for my daughter now sits atop the piano in the living room. When the urge to decorate a tree hits, my daughter can happily trim her very own felt toddler Christmas tree!

Finished Felt Toddler Christmas Tree 1 Finished Felt Toddler Christmas Tree 2
Finished Felt Toddler Christmas Tree 3 Finished Felt Toddler Christmas Tree 4
Merry Christmas!

Image Credits

How to Make a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
How to Make a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Materials for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Measuring the Green Felt for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Rolling the Cone in Felt for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Wrapping the Cone in Felt for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Marking Buttons for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Buttons on a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Buttons Sewn on a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing the Felt on the Cone of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Stitching the Felt on the Cone of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Green Felt Stitched to the Cone of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Wooden Base of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Measuring Green Felt for the Base of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Cutting Green Felt for the Base of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Attaching the Base to the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing the Base on the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Stitching the Base on the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Attaching the Wooden Base to the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Base Sewn on the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Half Finished Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Unsewn Top of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Folding the Top of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing the Top of the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Completed Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Materials for Felt Ornaments for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Felt, Cookie Cutter, and Pencil for the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Cutting Out the Ornaments for the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Two Sides for Ornaments for a Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Ornaments for the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Making Yarn Hooks for Ornaments for the Felt Toddler Christmas Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
Gingerbread Man Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Mitten Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Star Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Bell Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Gift Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Candy Cane Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Stocking Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Angel Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Glass Ball Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Snow Man Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Christmas Tree Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Candle Felt Toddler Christmas Tree Ornament © 2013 Heather Johnson
Finished Felt Toddler Christmas Tree 1 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Finished Felt Toddler Christmas Tree 2 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Finished Felt Toddler Christmas Tree 3 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Finished Felt Toddler Christmas Tree 4 © 2013 Heather Johnson

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