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Adorable DIY Felt Christmas Tree & Ornaments — for Kids

A version of this article was originally published in December 2013.

Anybody who has even walked past a craft night gathering probably has a box of felt stashed away in the closet. They might even have a glitter stick or two. Good news: That’s pretty much all you need for this simple DIY.

If you’re celebrating Christmas this year, make good use of your hidden craft box and have a great time with your favorite kids by making a felt tree with its own glitter ornaments. It’ll keep little hands interested and occupied — and you’ll be able to say you decorated for the holidays.

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Felt Christmas tree craft
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows


  • 1 yard green felt
  • Squares of craft felt in assorted colors
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Card stock
  • Glittery puffy paint
  • Adhesive strips


1. Cut out the tree

Felt Christmas tree - Cut out the tree
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Fold the green felt in half. Draw the outline of the Christmas tree along the fold, then cut out the tree shape.

2. Create ornament template

Felt Christmas tree - Make ornament template
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Draw the shape of an ornament on card stock, then cut it out.

3. Cut out the ornaments

Felt Christmas tree - Ornaments
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Use the card stock ornament as a template to cut ornament shapes out of the colored felt.

Next: Decorate with puffy paint

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