Friday, November 23, 2012

Felt Christmas Tree

Earlier this week I found a really cute felt Christmas tree on Pinterest. And I knew I just HAD to make it for Little O. I thought it would be a great way to allow Olivia to play with ornaments and leave our real tree alone. Speaking of which, we put up our real tree today!

I went to Hobby Lobby and bought everything I needed to make Little O her very own felt tree. I bought green felt off the bolt, and several colors of felt squares from the crafting section. I also bought some trim (ric rack, sequins, and glitter glue) to make it fancy.

Here's how it turned out.








She's been playing with it nonstop since she got up from her nap. She has barely even looked at the real tree. I'd call that success!!

Note: I hung it on the wall using that gummy adhesive that teachers use to hang posters. It stuck to the wall, but it didn't stick to the felt. So I hot glued some green card stock to the back of the tree in various places (the top, the bottom, and several of the branches). That did the trick. The gummy adhesive is sticking great now.

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14 comments:

  1. That's a cute felt tree! It's a really good idea. I have a toddler who is fascinated by the ornaments on the tree, so it would be a great idea to have a little tree that she could play with.

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party @ http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-8.html

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    1. Thank you! It has pretty much kept her out of our tree this year. She does keep trying other toys to see if they'll stick too. No luck! :)
      I've made two more since this post for a couple of friends with toddlers. I hope they work as well for them as they have for us!

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  2. This is soooo cute!
    New follower from the Kids Co-Op.
    I'd like to invite you to hop over to my site, follow back, and link up some of your great ideas to my weekly Mom's Library Link-Up. It runs Wed-Fri, if you miss it this week, come back the next! We will be starting a give-away then too, so you don't want to miss it!

    www.heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!Little O is having a blast with it. I'll be heading over to your site in just a minute. Thanks for following (I'm super excited... your my first follower that I don't know IRL!)

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  3. Hi! I've featured you on my Make Something Monday link party this week! Hope you can join me again this week! Thanks so much!!

    ~ Sarah

    http://sarahndipities.indiemade.com/blog/make-something-monday-link-party-66

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll be linking up my Christmas wreath this week. I hope you like it. :)

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  4. I think your tree turned out great! I was wanting to make one this year too, but I'm not sure I'll get around to it. Thanks for linking up to Mom's Library. I featured you this week and hope you can share some more with us this week!

    http://chickenbabies.blogspot.com/2012/12/moms-library-link-up-4-and-christmas.html

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    1. Thank you for featuring me! I'll stop by again when I've finished my next project.

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  5. Adorable! I featured your felt Christmas Tree this week on the weekly kids co-op at housingaforest.com Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you for featuring me! That is awesome! :)

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  6. I love it! We are going to have to make one of these!

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  7. This is definitely on my "to do" list for my twin 2-year-old boys. They are so fascinated with Christmas trees. Yours is fantastic. I'd love for you to share it at my Season's Best {Christmas} Link-Up...

    http://www.fullhands-fullhearts.com/2012/11/seasons-best-christmas-link-up.html

    Thanks so much!
    Holli

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to do just that. :)

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