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Felt Christmas Trees and Garland

Ever since I was a little, little girl, my family would go and cut down our Christmas tree Thanksgiving Day while the turkey was baking away. Those memories are some of my favorite and full of snowball fights, trucks stuck in the deep, deep snow, laughs, frozen fingers and my sweet Grandma trudging through the snow arm in arm with me singing the whole way. So this Felt Christmas Tree project is clearly one of my favorite, because not only is it so adorable, but also because I have such a special love of Christmas trees and the memories they have created in my life! Now let’s join the cute ladies from Find it, Make it, Love it as they share their fun and festive Felt Christmas Trees and Garland! Enjoy!

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Hi everyone! Happy Holidays! Steffany and I are happy to be back sharing these cute felt trees and banner. Felt is so cozy and fun and we just love it for Christmas crafts!

So here’s what you need to make these trees:

  • Red felt
  • White felt
  • Green felt
  • Batting
  • Pinking shears and fabric scissors
  • Ruler and pencil

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

    Crafting Felt
    Start by drawing a basic triangle shape on the felt using a ruler and pencil.

    To make trees the same sizes as ours, cut:

    4 green triangles that measure 9 inches high by 8 inches wide

    4 red triangles that measure 8 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide

    2 white triangles that measure 7 1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide

    Of course, you can make whatever sizes you’d like! 🙂

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    After tracing the shapes onto the felt, cut them out using fabric scissors.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Now sew or glue the two triangles together. Leave enough on the edge to trim with pinking shears. Also, leave the bottom open for filling. We kind of like the look of the white stitches, and we wanted the stitches to show up in the pictures for this tutorial; of course, you could use thread in a matching color if you choose. 🙂 Also, there’s a REALLY good chance you are better at sewing than I am….don’t look too closely at the stitches. 😉

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Now use a little batting to fill the tree.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Sew or glue across the bottom.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Next, use pinking shears to trim all around the tree.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Repeat for as many trees as you’d like. We made 5 trees total.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Now for the tree stand. This stand it a great way to use up scrap wood. If you don’t have scrap wood laying around you can pick up a 2 x 4 and wood dowel from The Home Depot. They can even cut it for you.

    Okay, here’s what you need:

    • A 2 x 4 cut to 18 inches
    • 5/16 size wood dowel
    • Drill and 5/16 drill bit
    • White paint

    First, mark where to drill the holes for the dowels. We staggered ours and spaced them evenly.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Now, cut the dowel into 5 tree trunks. We cut ours as shown below.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Next, use a 5/16 drill bit and drill the holes for the dowels to go in. Here’s a little tip when drilling holes. Place a piece of masking tape on the drill bit about 3/4 of an inch from the drill bit tip. The tape will stop the drill bit and each hole will be the exact depth. It will also prevent you from drilling all the way through on accident.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Now place the dowels in the holes and paint the board and the dowels white. We put the dowels in this order:
    6 inch, 10 inch, 6 inch, 8 inch, and 5 inch.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    After the paint has dried, use a seam ripper to make a small hole in the bottom of each tree. Place the dowel in the hole and use hot glue to attach the tree to the dowel.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    We tied a little piece of ribbon to the base of each tree.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Last, lets talk about the felt circle banner.

    Here’s all you need:

    • Five colors of felt circles size 1 3/4″
    • Sewing machine

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Simply start feeding the felt circles in the order you like through the sewing machine until the banner is as long as you want.

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    So festive and fun! We LOVE how this cute project turned out!

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    We are so excited for the Holidays and hope you have a wonderful holiday season! We would also love for you to stop by Find it, Make it, Love it and check out the other great holiday projects we’ve got! 🙂


    Thank you ladies for this fun and very festive project. Those trees are so cute and that matching garland make a winning combination for the holidays. I love, love, love felt and this great project would be so perfect to make with the kiddos. They would have a blast making their own forest of trees and a colorful little garland. This project is fun for the holidays, but would be a great decoration to make in lots of bright colors to add a splash of color to your home all year long!
    For more festive and innovative projects by this dynamic duo, make sure to visit their blog Find it, Make it, Love it.

    I just love decorating my home for the holidays. I love all of the red, green, shimmer and sparkle that is taking over the stores and homes all around. Here are a few more holiday projects to add a little holiday cheer to your home.

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    Do you have all of your holiday crafting done for the year? If you are nodding yes, you are a major rock star! If you are nodding no, you are also a rock star but need to come and visit us to get all of your holiday crafting supplies. I haven’t even started so I will see you over at The Ribbon Retreat where I will be buying all of my fun and festive ribbon, flowers, gems, fabulous felt, plus so much more! See you there!

    Felt Christmas Trees and Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
    Happy Creating & Happy Holiday Crafting!
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