Tis the season to get crafty, so I pulled out my supplies and whipped up this bad boy. All it took was scissors, a bit of felt and some Christmas cheer! Fa la la la laaaa la la la laaaaa!
What You Need:
- Sharp scissors and/or rotary cutter
- Felt sheets (assorted colors)- I used glittery white for snow, glittery green for the tree, brown for the stump and ROY G. BIV for the ornaments. We got our sheets of felt from Hobby Lobby for dirt cheap, especially with the digital coupon I pulled up on my phone.
- Felt Board
- Side craft! I made our board out of a pre-cut cork board with a hard back from Hobby Lobby. I used spray glue and lay a large sheet of felt onto the hard back, smoothing with my hands (do this outside or in a well-ventilated garage). After it dried I tacked down all the sides with tiny nails and trimmed excess the excess felt. Now we have a multi-purpose felt/bulletin board ready to go for our fun-felted activities, i.e. Make-Your-Own-Jack-O-Lanterns, Trim-Your-Own-Felt Tree and interactive story reading (we have felt pieces for The Very Hungry Caterpillar- SO cute)! You could use something pre-made instead, like this or this, but making your own is definitely cheaper. Alternately (and probably cheapest of all), you could just tack up an XL felt tree onto a spare wall/door/side of your fridge, no felt board needed.
What You Need To Do:
- Cut a tree out of green felt (make sure it resembles a good tree and not a Christmas bush). I used my rotary cutter to get straight “branches,” but scissors would work just as well.
- Cut a stump out of brown felt.
- Cut ornaments out of assorted colors of felt. All shapes and sizes! I made a star for the top of the tree, hearts, diamonds, candy cane, circles and some “free form” shapes. You do you!
- Put it all together and sing “Oh, Christmas Tree” as you pat yourself on the back. Parent of the year!