Easy Christmas Crafts: Felt Squares Christmas Tree
The idea for this Felt Squares Christmas Tree came from an ornament seen in a Christmas Shop. Theirs used fewer layers of thicker felt and was more vertical.
Take a look at this fun little free-standing Christmas tree with its lots and lots of "limbs."
Easy Christmas Crafts: Felt Squares Christmas Tree Materials and Tools:
Craft felt - 4 or 5 pieces of green
Cardboard or other stiff board
Pom poms - small for the "ornaments" and a larger one (1/2 to 1-inch) for the topper
Pattern (optional if you don't want to measure squares - Felt Squares Christmas Tree pattern)
The cutting is much easier if you have a rotary cutter, clear cutting ruler and self-healing mat.
Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Felt Squares Christmas Tree:
Measure and cut a 3.5 by 3.5-inch square of cardboard or other stiff paper.
Measure and cut the felt squares. (The Felt Squares Christmas Tree pattern includes all the square sizes.)
Glue the square of cardboard between the two 4x4 squares of felt.
Glue the 1/4-inch felt edges together around the cardboard base forming a closed "sandwich."
Select the largest group of three felt squares.
Place a dot of glue in the center of one square.
Rotate the next square by one-third and center it on top of the first square with its dot of glue.
Add another dot of glue on the second square.
Rotate and center the third square on top of the second and its dot of glue to form the first layer.
Place a dot of glue in the middle of the base.
Center the first layer over the base.
Make each layer of three squares in the same way in descending size order.
Center and glue each one on top of the previous layer on the base.
Add all of the layers.
Glue a pom pom to the last layer to form the tree topper.
Add small pom pom "ornaments" to the tree.
The Felt Squares Christmas Tree is ready to display.
A few pieces of craft felt and a mixed packet of pom poms become this inexpensive, fun and easy little decoration.
For those with rambunctious children, either two or four-legged, nothing is breakable.
The Felt Squares Christmas Tree can be a fun decoration for the home, an office, a Sunday school or wherever you want to add holiday cheer.
| Size (inches)
| 1.0 x 1.0
| 1.25 x 1.25
| 1.5 x 1.5
| 1.75 x 1.75
| 2.0 x 2.0
| 2.25 x 2.25
| 2.5 x 2.5
| 2.75 x 2.75
| 3.0 x 3.0
| 3.25 x 3.25
| 3.5 x 3.5
| 4.0 x 4.0