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.
- 1 yard green felt
- Squares of craft felt in assorted colors
- Card stock
- Glittery puffy paint
- Adhesive strips
1. Cut out the tree
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
Draw the shape of an ornament on card stock, then cut it out.
3. Cut out the ornaments
Use the card stock ornament as a template to cut ornament shapes out of the colored felt.