This was such a fun, cheap, easy project. As far as supplies we used:
2 yards of green felt to make the tree (On sale ended up being about $8 total)
10-15 multicolored pieces of felt for the ornaments (4 pieces for $.50 total about $8)
Tacky Glue to stick it all together (already had)
4 Nails to put the whole thing up (already had)
Masking Tape (already had)
Sharp scissors (already had)
Total cost about $16!
First I took the two yards of green felt and folded it in half length wise. I wanted to cut what was now the large rectangle diagonally so I took some masking tape and used it to make a straight line to guide my cutting. Then we just nailed the big green tree to the wall. Now, we nailed ours because I know Jude will tug on it and I didn’t want him to pull it off the wall/end up with a push pin in his mouth etc, but if you had older kids then you could totally use push pins or those doubled sided sticky tab things.
The ornaments were a ton of fun to make. Our awesome friends Rex and Tara came over to help us make them and they turned out so great. I love them all. All we did was cut out the shapes we wanted to make and used tacky glue to stick them together. Then we just put them on the tree. The cool thing about felt is that it sticks to its self, so all of the ornaments are just sticking to the tree with no glue or Velcro or anything like that. So Jude can decorate or undecorate the tree as much as he’d like. We did glue the string of lights directly to the tree so that way he wouldn’t mess them up. We also put all of the more complicated ornaments up higher where he couldn’t reach and all of the single piece ones down low. So far Jude really loves pulling the ornaments down, but he doesn’t get that he can put them back yet. Maybe next year.
And now, the big reveal!
Anyway, hope you enjoyed my new project and be sure to tell me if you end up making one too!