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Monday, December 5, 2011

Play Felt Tree & Ornaments

I decided that instead of having a battle over the littles tearing up the real tree this year,
they needed a tree of their own to play with!
Now they can decorate and more importantly UN decorate their tree as many times as they please.
(This is some serious entertainment... it just MAY have to stay out all year long!)


I started out by cutting a triangle then I cut out different size squares for presents and embellished them because all every Christmas Tree HAS to have presents under it, right?!


I grabbed my hot glue gun and glued the presents to the tree so they cannot be removed.
Hot glue LOVES felt!



Then I cut out different ornaments and lights, some plain, some with dots, some with stripes!
(have fun with it!)
Slap those cuties onto the Felt Tree and... 


...now the littles have their own tree to do with whatever they please!


If all goes as planned, your tree will remain in tact through the Christmas Season!


Merry Christmas!
 
 
FAQ's:
 
How did you attach the tree to the wall?
I actually used little dots of hot glue since the wall is brick. The hot glue peels right off the brick! Other readers have suggested Command Strips or double sided stick tape, but I have not tried these ideas.
 
How do you get the ornaments to stick to the tree?
Felt sticks to felt!
 
How much felt did you use to make the tree?
About one yard.
The tree measures 36 inches tall and the base of the tree is 29 inches wide!
 
 

54 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic idea! Just put our tree up and the kiddos are trying to take it down! Might have to knock something together for them, thanks for sharing.

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  2. ADORABLE! You did a great job with this!!

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  3. That's precious! I love felt projects...what a great idea!

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  4. I love that idea! Not only does it serve a function, but it is adorable as well!!!

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  5. Oh my, this is such a fabulous idea! So perfect for the kids! Thanks for sharing this!

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  6. This is an AMAZING idea!!! I'm going to have to put one together for my daughter!! Brilliant!

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  7. OH Isn't that just so CUTE and Ingenious!!! Love it.. :)

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  8. This is so smart, I have a 7 year old and he is still messing with the tree. While it is fun the first night, I grow frustrated fixing the tree. Mostly because he clumps all his favorite ornaments within a one foot square.... I am totally making this.

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  9. Love it!! How did you attach the tree to the wall??

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  10. LOVE this!! Hope you can link this up tomorrow at my turquoise lovin' party!! :) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

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  11. So cute!! How did you get it to stick to your wall??

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  12. I want to make one of these for my little ones so bad! Your's is too cute. ;)

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  13. Thinking a good idea to make for the newest Great Grans- might help to keep them entertained at home, plus it's from GrtGranma.. thinking about putting the "tree" on triangle frame of molding for strength. Thank you!

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  14. how did you attach to wall and how does the ornaments attach to the tree?! Love the black tree too, adorable!

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  15. what did you use to attach and re-attach the ornaments??? I want to make one right now!!!!

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  16. The Ornaments stick to the tree on their own! Felt sticks to felt! As for the tree... I attached it with little dots of hot glue since it is over brick. Maybe you could use strong double sided sticky tape or tack for walls? Or you could nail it to the wall with little nails and then patch/paint after Christmas... Hmmmm

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  17. You could probably use Command Poster Strips to attach to wall and felt sticks to felt really well so no need for anything on the back of the ornaments! Love it and am hoping to get mine up tomorrow! Thanks!

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  18. I am so happy I found this idea thanks to Pinterest! I have 17 month old twins that will LOVE this!

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  19. What a fabulous idea!! My kids love felt.....will definitely have to give this a go! Thanks so much for sharing! x

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  20. My 2 year old loves our felt tree! I keep a little basket under it so she has something to put the ornaments into. This is such a fun idea!

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  21. This is absolutely adorable and I will be making it for my kids as well! I love the idea and can see it working well with other holidays too...large felt Easter eggs that the children can "decorate," jack o' lantern faces with changeable features, etc. Thank you for such a cute idea!

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  22. GREAT idea!! My 16 month old LOVES the balls on the trees but she has figured out how to take the tops off and likes to put them in her mouth, ugh. So I will def be making one of these for her!

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  23. this is fanrastic, i can't wait to try it out.

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  24. I'm LOVING this so much! Time to make my daily visit to the fabric store :)

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  25. How big would you say the tree is in size...how much felt did you use??

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  26. What an absolutely gorgeously cute idea! It looks like so very very much fun.

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  27. LOVE this idea!!!! How much felt would you recommend getting?

    We put up our tree a few weeks ago and my son just cannot keep his hands off of it. He has already knocked it over once and is constantly pulling ornaments off. Originally, we had put all the breakables on the top half of the tree and the rest on the bottom but we are sick of picking them up all the time. So, now it is only decorated half up lol.

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  28. I have a one and a half year old and I was wondering how to keep her away from the tree. She will likely have it undecorated in 15 minutes! I am so making this today! Thanks for the great idea!

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  29. THANK YOU! I absolutely love this idea! I already made this this morning for my almost 2 year old daughter. And as an fyi to those who asked, I used the Command strips to stick it to the wall... it holds well to the felt, but for extra reinforcement, I used some double sided tape to secure the Command strip to the felt.
    As a sode comment, I also LOVE Harper's outfit in the pictures. SO cute!

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  30. making mine today!!! thanks for the idea so cute!! my 17mo will LOOOOOVE this :)

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  31. I love finding crafts to help little hands... just posted on Craft Gossip! Found this via Pinterest:)

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/what-are-you-f…g-on-pinterest/2011/12/07

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  32. THANKS so much for sharing...it is a great idea! Deb J

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  33. This is too cute! My girls would love it!

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  34. Going to buy felt tomorrow, can't wait to put this up for my little guys! I'm making ornaments tonight... ;)

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  35. Thanks for linking up to Motivate me Monday, you were featured today!

    http://craftskeepmesane.blogspot.com/2011/12/motivate-me-monday-readers-features.html

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  36. Great idea... I made my tree, but my ornaments don't stick to it.... what kind of felt did you use? Thanks!

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  37. Found you thru I can Teach a Child. I'm following you now. This is so cute!

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  38. Om gosh, I totally love this idea!

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  39. I am in love with this idea - perfect for my almost two year old:) We are you newest followers!!

    Cari
    twosasters.com

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  40. My 18 month daughter and I love it. The command strips wouldn't adhere to the felt, so the scotch double sided tape worked wonders. Great idea! Thank you!

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  41. Genius idea and such cute decoration too! I've featured this over at this week's Craftastic Monday - stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking up!

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  42. This is super cute! Love it! I am your newest follower! I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)
    Beth

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  43. My mom and I made TWO of these Saturday night. One yard of green felt is more than enough for 2 generous sized trees.

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  44. I'm so doing this for my kids!

    I featured it today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/12/time-to-shine-features-no-47.html

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  45. This is so great! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! We're making a cardboard tree this year, but next year, we'll do this one! (We can even make a felt easter basket too, huh?)

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  46. Love it so much! Pinned to share!

    happylizard.blogspot.com

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  47. This is absolutely genius!!! I almost wish I had a little one around to keep busy with the felt tree!

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  48. Vivienne sent me here! I'm in love with this idea!!!!

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  49. Adorable, and a wonderful tactile learning experience for little ones too!

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