Thursday, December 14, 2017

Felt Christmas Tree

          Christmas Tree 

      I saw a stuffed felt Christmas tree on Pinterest and was intrigued.  It looked like something I could make for my grandchildren and nephews. 
           I made a form from cardboard which is about two feet tall.  The large triangle shapes were glued together using a hot glue gun. I used tacky glue to fasten the felt to the cardboard tree. Then the tree form was filled with styro-foam packing peanuts to keep it light yet firm.  Finally, the felt bottom of the tree shape  was stitched in place to keep the tree together. 
          An old Advent calendar with little felt ornaments happened to be in my basement. These felt ornaments hung on to the felt of the tree much like a felt board.  The ornaments were the perfect size for little fingers and my tree.

           My granddaughter is 18 months old. As you can see, she spend a lot of time arranging and rearranging the ornaments on her little tree. 

               We all need those quiet moments to reflect on the real meaning of Christmas, even the very small child.

           I have linked up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the Five for Friday Weekly Linky Party.  Lots of great ideas for the new year and winter months. 

      Merry Christmas to all 
and to all 
a Good Night!

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1 comment:

  1. I love the 3-d felt tree! I'm going to have to make one for my grand kids!