Felt Christmas Tree – DIY Superhero and Princess Christmas Tree for Kids
It’s that time of the year again to start pulling out all of the Christmas decorations. Putting up the Christmas tree is always so exciting with the kids, I can’t help but get excited as they pick out their favourite items for the tree. This year, my youngest is still a bit of a liability when it comes to the Christmas tree so we will be putting up a baby gate to avoid any safety disasters. I am also going to be putting up a felt Christmas Tree to entertain her. It is the perfect alternative for her to touch and play with (without destroying the real Christmas tree, no doubt that will still happen, but maybe this will buy me five or six minutes of peace). The original ornaments that I got with my felt Christmas tree have all gone walking, so this year I’ve decided to step the Felt Tree up a couple of notches and make it fun for the older kids as well by adding some of their favourite characters. Between superheroes, Disney Princesses, Ninja Turtles and Minions, I am sure the kids are going to love our revamped Christmas tree.
I got our original felt Christmas Tree off eBay a few years ago, but have included instructions for you to make your own with this post. Its a super easy DIY and the kids will love it. I’ve also included free patterns of famous characters to make all of your tree ornaments. So are you ready? Let’s start!
I’ve broken the tutorial into three parts to make it easier for you to follow :
PART 1: CHRISTMAS TREE STAR
Materials needed to create the Christmas Tree Star:
- Yellow felt cloth
- Printed Star ornament pattern (best if printed on a Cardstock paper)
Step 1: Download and print the Christmas Tree Star Pattern. Scroll to the bottom of the post for links to download patterns.
Step 2: Cut it out and trace it onto a yellow felt cloth.
Step 3: Cut it out. Keep it for later use.
PART 2: CREATING THE BAUBLES
- Felt cloth (different colors)
- Printed Bauble ornaments pattern (best if printed on a Cardstock paper)
- Black Marker
- Fabric glue (or hot glue)
Step 1: Download the Bauble Ornaments Patterns and cut it out. Scroll to the bottom of the post for links to download patterns.
Currently, the following Christmas Bauble patterns are available:
- Spiderman Christmas
- Green Lantern
- Captain America
- Ninja Turtles
- Minions (Two Designs)
- Wonder Woman
- Snow White
Step 2: Trace the pattern onto the felt cloth (use different colours to make your bubble ornaments cooler).
Step 3: Cut it out.
Step 4: Using your black marker, add some details (if needed).
Step 5: Glue the patterns altogether.
Step 6: Create all Bauble Ornaments for fun!
I was also thinking you could also create personalised Christmas Baubles for your kids, by cutting out a circle from the pattern and then cutting out their names. I know my kids would love it!
PART 3: CREATING THE FELT CHRISTMAS TREE
- Green felt cloth (1 yard)
- Printed Christmas tree pattern (best if printed on a Cardstock paper)
- Velcro dots or Masking tape
Step 1: Download and print the Christmas tree pattern. Cut it out. Scroll to the bottom of the post for links to download patterns.
Step 2: Fold the green felt cloth (lengthwise) into two.
Step 3: Trace the pattern starting from the top part of the folded area.
Step 4: Continue tracing the pattern from line 1 to 2 until you reach your desired tree length or the end of the cloth.
Step 5: Cut it out. Then cut some strips of remaining felt cloth to serve as tree accents. You can also stick the Bauble ornaments now (or stick it later when the tree is mounted on the wall) using velcro or masking tape. I prefer Velcro as it is easier for the kids to take them on and off and play around with the tree.
Step 6: Mount your felt Christmas tree onto your wall using masking tape. I usually use command stripes, so they are a great way to mount the tree onto the wall without doing damage. Just make sure you following direction for removal or the strip will remove paint from the walls. Don’t forget to stick the Star ornament too!
Well done! Your kids will surely love this Felt Christmas tree. It will entertain them and they may prefer playing this one rather than the real Christmas tree 🙂
Free Felt Christmas Tree Templates and Downloads
Click on the image of the pattern you would like to download. It will then open the full-size image. Right click “Save as” on the image to download to your computer.
If you are looking for some great Christmas Graphics for your DIYs this season, here is a link to my list of the best free Christmas graphics available.