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 ones she had seen at Target. I loved how this DIY turned out and decided to see if I could do the same.
To add whimsical, holiday decor here is How to make these Easy Rustic DIY Felt Christmas Trees. They are so cute and fun to make.
Supplies for Felt Christmas Trees
These trees are super easy to make and would be a great project for kids as well.
First, I created a template for the trees and you can download and print 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. Can be cut some fallen trees limbs or you can purchase bases here.
- Ryobi Cordless Drill
- Ryobi Hot Glue Gun
- Christmas Tree Template here.
- Straight Pins
Prepare your 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 this one that I created.
Click here for Free Printable
Cut our your Felt Trees
Begin cutting your trees from the felt by folding the template in half and pinning to a piece of folded felt.
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 2 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 that you can cut two at the same time.
This allows you to save felt, as well as time cutting the trees.
Felt Christmas Trees attached 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 together and making sure the stick fits tight in the drilled hole. If necessary, add glue to the stick to secure it.
Then fold the felt trees in half. Use straight pins to hold them in place.
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 then begin adding 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 together above the stick.
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. This would be a fun way to include the smaller kids in the project.
Watch Video Instructions
Here are the 3 different colored trees grouped together. I love the rustic feel of these fun trees.
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.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.