Skip to Content

Create Whimsical DIY Felt Christmas Trees: Easy Tutorial

Want to add some whimsical holiday decor this year? See how to make easy Rustic DIY Felt Christmas Trees. They are so cute and add such a festive touch to any style of Christmas decor.

Y’all, I ran across the cutest tutorial from Katie at Little House of Four a few months ago. She had made felt Christmas trees similar to the ones she had seen at Target. I loved how this DIY turned out and decided to see if I could do the same.

DIY Felt Christmas Trees for a whimsical holiday decorating idea.

Supplies for Felt Christmas Trees

These trees are super easy to make and would also be an excellent project for kids.

First, I created a template for the trees, and you can download and print it here.

  • Felt – approx. 1/2 yard per tree
  • Gather Sticks from your yard or woods – You can use dowel rods if you prefer.
  • Wooden base. You can cut some fallen tree limbs, or you can purchase bases here.
  • Ryobi Cordless Drill
  • Ryobi Hot Glue Gun
  • Christmas Tree Template here.
  • Straight Pins

Prepare Christmas Tree Bases

To begin your project, gather your wooden sticks and cut them approx. 15 inches long.

Then, drill a hole in your wooden base the same diameter as your stick.

Check to make sure the stick fits in the base.

Create a Felt Christmas Tree Template

You can create your own template, or you are welcome to use the one I made.

Click here for Free Printable

Christmas Tree Template

Cut Out Felt For Trees

Begin cutting your trees from the felt by folding the template in half and pinning it to a piece of folded felt.

Pin template to felt to cut Christmas Trees

It takes approx. 10-12 trees for each felt tree; therefore, cutting two at a time is a big time saver.

With 1/2 yard of felt, you can cut two trees from the yardage if you place them close together, as you can see below.

Cut the bottom from one tree and then place the two folded pieces of felt together so you can cut two simultaneously.

Cut Christmas Trees from Felt.

This allows you to save felt, as well as time cutting the trees.

Attach Felt Christmas Trees To Stick

Now you are ready for your hot glue, and I love using my Ryobi Cordless Glue Gun because I can move anywhere with it.

Begin by securing the bases and ensuring the stick fits tight in the drilled hole. If necessary, add glue to the stick to secure it.

Secure the stick to the wooden base for Felt Christmas Trees

Then fold the felt trees in half. Use straight pins to hold them in place.

Pin trees in half before adding to stick with hot glue.

Apply a bead of hot glue straight down the stick, approximately the length of the felt trees.

Then, attach the tree at the crease and allow a small amount of the tree peak to be above the stick.

Make sure the tree is attached, and add more trees next to the one you just secured.

Continue adding the folded felt trees until the stick is 100% covered.

Once the tree is complete, use a drop of glue to attach the tops of the trees above the stick.

Add trees until the stick is full and then fluff felt Christmas trees.

Rustic Felt Christmas Trees

In addition, I added a small felt star to the top of each tree. You can also add felt berries or ornaments to style the trees. It would be fun to include the smaller kids in the project.

DIY Felt Christmas Tree Tutorial for Budget Friendly Holiday Decorating and Craft Project - Rustic whimsical holiday decor.

Watch Video Instructions

Watch Video for Tutorial

Here are the 3 different colored trees grouped together. I love the rustic feel of these fun trees.

DIY Rustic Felt Christmas Trees Tutorial for farmhouse sustainable Christmas Decorating Ideas

These cute trees will be moved all around the house this holiday season.

I hope you like this simple DIY Felt Christmas Tree project, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

DIY Felt Christmas Tree Tutorial for Budget Friendly Holiday Decorating and Craft Project. Whimsical Christmas Decor

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

Pin It To Remember It

Did you find some great ideas you’d like to save for future reference? Hover over the images you’d like to save and pin to your favorite Pinterest Boards when you see the PIN button.

DIY Felt Christmas Tree Tutorial for Budget Friendly Rustic Holiday Decorating and Craft Project.


Monday 28th of November 2022

Totally obsessed with these trees, Rachel! They are so stinking cute. I definitely need to make some pink ones for my house. Thanks for the pattern and the easy step-by-step too. It helps so much! Big hugs, CoCo


Monday 28th of November 2022

Yes you should. That would be adorable.


Monday 21st of November 2022

Super cute! I love this idea. Hugs to you.


Monday 21st of November 2022

Renae, I really appreciate this.


Monday 21st of November 2022

Those are adorable!


Monday 21st of November 2022

Susan, I'm so glad you like them.

Kathee Zurian

Monday 21st of November 2022

Rachel, these are adorable! Genius idea and a great project to do with the kiddos! :)


Monday 21st of November 2022

Kathee, I'm so glad you like this idea. Thanks for stopping by.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 20th of November 2021

This is just the best idea Rachel!


Sunday 21st of November 2021

Kim, Thanks so much