Felt Christmas Tree Tutorial

The girls and I decided to make some felt Christmas trees and we have put a little tutorial together for you:) Jenna designed the templates and cut them out for us. These little trees look so sweet on the mantelpiece or you could attach a loop at the top of the tree and turn it into a Christmas tree decoration to hang on your tree… They are also awesome pin cushions for the festive season…

Materials:
Felt
Cardboard Templates, large triangle and small triangle for base (we just recycled some old boxes for this)
Embroidery cotton
Sewing needle
Fleece
Felting needle
Colourful felt
Scissors

Dimensions for triangles:
Large triangle: 5 inches tall, base 3 inches.
Small triangle: 3 inches on each side.

Cut out your templates from cardboard, one large one for the three sides and one small one for the base of your tree. Place your template on your felt and mark out three triangles for the sides. Mark out one small triangle of the base. Cut out your felt triangles and start sewing them together as seen in the photo below. We have used  blanket stitch to sew up our trees, blanket stitch is so pretty and you could use a bright thread to make it stand out.

Once you have sewn up all the sides, fill with fleece and sew on the base of your tree. They are so quick and easy to make and really look effective standing together in a row.

 These three above were made by Jenna.

Erin attached a star and needlefelted some decorations onto hers as well as sewing her blanket stitch in a bright colour for extra effect…
Enjoy!
xo
Linda

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24 Responses to Felt Christmas Tree Tutorial

  1. gardenmama November 6, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    They are so sweet Linda, thank you for sharing your lovely tutorial. I love the needlefelted one! Enjoy your weekend : )

  2. Anonymous November 6, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    Hi. What cute little trees. Could you give us some dimensions or suggested sizes? I looked all over for a pattern to make the templates from and didn’t find one.
    Thanks.

  3. Linda November 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    Dear Anonymous,
    Thanks so much:) I have added dimensions for the triangles:)
    Warmly
    Linda

  4. Lynnette November 6, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

    As always your tutorial is wonderful! I just wish I had some good felt to work on these beautiful decorations.

  5. Wabi-Sabi Wanderings November 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    We’re working on felt trees too this weekend! I love synchronicity :-) Ours are a design that Middling came up with. The colours and shape of your trees are delightful. Thank you for sharing.

  6. new dawn November 7, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    Wat een leuke kerst bomen en zo leuk om samen met kinderen te doen, thank you for sharing.
    I love your beautyfull site.
    warm greets from Nel

  7. Amanda Pedro November 7, 2010 at 12:54 am #

    hey, I’m making trees too! Nice to see them in triangle form. and the needle felting. oooh, great idea to keep the kids busy!
    thanks
    here’s a link to mine….
    http://latenightstamper.blogspot.com/2010/10/more-softie-trees.html

  8. Shannon November 7, 2010 at 1:34 am #

    So cute! love the little needle felted baubles too. xS

  9. Eva November 7, 2010 at 4:14 am #

    They’re lovely! I like that they are so simple to make and that they are hand stitched – makes them an easy project to do.
    The needle felt is beautiful, and I imagine small pearls or beads would also make a fine decoration.

  10. Kimara November 7, 2010 at 5:03 am #

    These are just adorable. I can imagine a few of these tucked in our gnome forest. Thanks. I’ll be linking on Facebook.

  11. Vickie November 7, 2010 at 5:11 am #

    I love these little trees! I will plan to make some this year. Thanks for posting it!

  12. Amanda November 7, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    These are adorable, and perfect!!! Love them! Thanks for the idea!

  13. ecoMILF November 7, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Wonderful tute Linda- thanks!! xo m.

  14. .::Our Waldorf Home Mama::. November 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    So sweet!!! My 4 year old will love doing these!!

    ~Samantha

  15. earthboysblog November 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    Lovely Linda. I’m not sure if the little squirrel has arrived because our mail goes to Miami. The person that collects the mail has not been available so will let you know when they have it. You have some lovely little ideas for the christmas stocking. I knitted another acorn last night. :) Jeanene xxx

  16. Joy November 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    Those are so cute! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

  17. twignandtoadstool November 7, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    Lovin’ these trees! I foresee an felt evergreen forest in our near Christmas future!
    xo maureen

  18. goldenbird November 8, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    The Christmas trees are very cute. Your girls did a great job designing, creating, and decorating them. Love the ornaments and star!

  19. Anonymous November 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    Dear Linda: I am the one who asked for the dimensions. Thank you for putting them on. I made several trees yesterday and even made some from colorful fleece (I hope that is ok to say). Soon I will have a forest full.

  20. Rachel November 23, 2010 at 7:06 am #

    Oh so cute and the colors! I like these trees..

  21. Elizabeth December 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    Linda – These are adorable. My daughter and I had so much fun making our own. YOu can see them here: http://heartfelthomemaking.blogspot.com/2010/12/handmade-holiday-2010.html

    Thank yo for all your wonderful patterns and tutorials.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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