Fun, Easy Christmas Craft: Rustic Felt and Twig Christmas Trees

This fun and easy #Christmas #craft will keep delight your little ones, and then you can use the Rustic Felt and Twig Christmas Trees for decorations too!

I remember something my little sister said last year that made me beam for days.

She was pregnant and it was a winter night, with the sunset creeping ever closer to afternoon, and we had about eight minutes to do a maternity shoot. Somehow we managed it, in the near dark, and I later handed (emailed) over her pictures. “I’ll do newborn ones too!” I said, because of course I would do that for my sister. And that’s when she said it. She said, “Man, having a photographer for a sister is so clutch.” I couldn’t stop beaming. I was so happy she had noticed!

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Now I’m going to tell you how I use the term. “Having an art teacher for a mom is SO CLUTCH.” I probably don’t sound as cool as my sister did, but that’s ok. The thing is clutch. My mom has been an artist/art teacher for about 40 years now. She expresses her thoughts, opinions, experiences and DREAMS through art. I used to be her art assistant and I’ve taken note of the projects the kids really took to the most, and I use them with my own kids. It amazes me how imaginative they are.

This fun and easy #Christmas #craft will keep delight your little ones, and then you can use the Rustic Felt and Twig Christmas Trees for decorations too!

This project is exceptionally cool. When we were in NJ for the weekend, my mom took the kids to her art gallery while I had a newborn photo shoot. There, the kids made a bunch of crafts. Hey, free art classes. I can’t deny how cool that is either.

This fun and easy #Christmas #craft will keep delight your little ones, and then you can use the Rustic Felt and Twig Christmas Trees for decorations too!

So if you’re feeling inspired this weekend, try this amazing craft!

This fun and easy #Christmas #craft will keep delight your little ones, and then you can use the Rustic Felt and Twig Christmas Trees for decorations too!

Rustic Felt and Twig Christmas Trees

Materials:

Long twigs
Felt in a variety of colors
Hot glue gun
Small wood slice rounds in different sizes
Scissors
Cardstock
Pencil

Instructions:

  1. Begin by drawing half of a Christmas tree shape on the outside edge of a piece of cardstock paper and cutting it out. You can view the photo for reference on how to do this.
  2. Fold a portion of felt over and cut out a Christmas tree shape using your cardstock tree shape as a template. Cut out 4-5 felt trees for each finished tree you wish to make. You can create and cut out a smaller template as well if you would like to make trees of different sizes.
  3. Break a twig to the length you would like your tree to be.
  4. Starting at the top of the twig, put a straight line of hot glue down the twig about as long as your felt trees.
  5. Fold a felt tree in half and push it into the hot glue so that the hot glue runs behind the center of the felt tree, and the top of the tree is just above the top of your twig. Again, you can view the photos for reference on how to do this.
  6. Continue folding and gluing your felt trees all of the way around the twig. You can fit 4-5 felt tree shapes on the twig depending on how full you would like your finished tree to look.
  7. Create a base for your felt and twig Christmas tree by gluing together 2 or more small wood slice rounds of different sizes. You can also use a single wood slice if you prefer.
  8. Use hot glue to attach the bottom of your twig and felt tree to the base. Hold it in place for a minute or two until the hot glue has hardened.
  9. Display your felt trees as a group on your mantel, shelf or table this holiday season.


This fun and easy #Christmas #craft will keep delight your little ones, and then you can use the Rustic Felt and Twig Christmas Trees for decorations too!

What’s your favorite Christmas craft?

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer at http://tamaracamera.com/, a mama of two, a writer/blogger at http://tamaracamerablog.com and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns. http://themotherofallmeltdowns.com, as well as Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead/QA Reader with Sway, and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.


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Fun, Easy Christmas Craft: Rustic Felt and Twig Christmas Trees — 9 Comments

  1. I purchased red and green felt in bulk a few weeks ago and haven’t played with it at all. This is a perfect craft for all that felt, lol. The thick wood slices on the bottom are adorable.

  2. I can’t help but feel similar except it is my husband who was the art teacher and still artist here. Seriously thought love your craft here today and may need to try soon, too! 😉

  3. That’s so easy and crafty! Madison and I would have fun making these. I haven’t done any crafting lately and might just whip up something this weekend to give us both something to do.

  4. Those are ADORABLE. Where do you get those little round wood slices? This is such a fun craft.I need to share this with my friends who have little kids. It’s PERFECT.

    I’m not a crafty girl at all- but I do so love artists like your mom who can pull off the most gorgeous artwork out of ANYTHING.

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