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DIY Felt Christmas Trees

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.

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.

Drill a hole in the bases for your Rustic Felt Christmas Trees

Check to make sure the stick fits in the base.

Make sure the sticks fit in the drilled holes for your Rustic DIY Felt Christmas Trees.

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.

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 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.

Secure the stick to the wooden base for Felt trees

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

Pin trees in half before adding to stick

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.

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. 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.

DIY Rust Felt Christmas Trees Tutorial

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.

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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


Wednesday 17th of November 2021

I made these today and love them!!! I plan on making more with our older grandchildren this week. Thank you so much for sharing. I could just hug your neck.


Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Love the trees! But even more, love that dried wreath! But please, may I ask if the cones and needles, etc., are lightly painted with white or just dried naturally? Your projects are always explained well, and appeal to our budget concerns! Thanks for sharing all these “goodies!”


Thursday 18th of November 2021

Kathleen, Thank you so much for stopping by. I didn’t make the wreath but it appears to be spray painted with some type of snow effect. It’s very flakey. You could possibly get this effect with the flocking technique I shared on 2 Easy Steps to Flock a Christmas Tree and avoid the mess. If can see it flaking onto the table as I walk past. LOL


Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Wow! This is a really great idea! I love this.


Thursday 18th of November 2021

Renae, I really appreciate this.


Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Love your site and all of the fun things that you share!!! No reason for anyone to ever say that they are bored. We won't live long enough to do all that we would like to do!!!

Margie Clements

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Love them! Will certainly have to try it! Thanks for sharing 🎄


Thursday 18th of November 2021

Margie, I really appreciate this so much.