Table of contents for Advent Calendar 2012
Today our advent activity was creating a felt Christmas tree. As I mentioned in the original advent post, we will be hosting a play date this month, and we have included many activities in our advent that will help us prepare for it. After making the tree and playing with it a bit, we will put it away until the play date. Then we will keep it out through Christmas.
Our Felt Christmas Tree
We had a lot of fun making and embellishing different items for our tree. Lovey especially liked adding some jewels and sequins to make it extra sparkly. Here is a picture of the items we have included so far. We haven’t attached it to the wall yet, because we will be putting it away to save for next week. I like that we can easily change out certain pieces as we pull it out to reuse in future years.
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- Large green felt cut into a tree shape
- Assorted felt sheets cut into ornament, gift, light, and star shapes
- Sharp craft scissors
- Assorted sequins and spangles
- Tacky glue
More Inspiration for Creating a Felt Christmas Tree
There are so many adorable felt Christmas trees out there that I wanted to do a little research before making our own. Below are some of the felt trees that I found inspiring.
O Christmas Tree, O Felt Christmas Tree from The Empty Bobbin
Play Felt Christmas Tree & Ornaments from Johnny in a Dress
O Christmas Tree from Cut to Pieces
Decorateble Felt Christmas Tree from Play Create Explore
Play Christmas Tree from Sol and Rachel do a Blog
Play Felt Tree & Frosty from All Things Heart and Home
I’m Dreaming of A Pink Christmas from Ruffles and Stuff
Felt Cone Tree from Stash Mania
Tabletop Felt Christmas Tree from Buggy and Buddy
I know the image above says nine, but this new idea from Buggy and Buddy is just too adorable not to include. 🙂
Have you made a felt Christmas tree?
No time to make one? Try this…
This 3 foot tall double-layered felt tree is already made for you, and the ornaments have velcro.
Hands-On Holidays eBook-Get even more inspiration for your advent calendar.
Less stress, more connecting this holiday season? Yes, PLEASE!
From the arrival of fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the last four months of the year can be a wonderful opportunity for making family memories and spending time together, but they can also be stressful as we try to collect ideas, recipes, and activities to try together.
Stephanie Morgan, founder of Modern Parents Messy Kids, a site that’s been voted Best Craft Blog in Parents Magazine and one of babble.com’s Top 50 Craft Mom Blogs, recently released a new eBook to help us have a little less stress and more time to connect with family this year.
Stephanie’s goal is to make it easier on all of us to enjoy the holidays with our kids. Hands-On Holidays is 100 pages full of her family’s very favorite ways to connect as a family over the holiday season. I love the convenience of having so many ideas in one place, and most of them are simple enough for even my toddler to participate in.
The book includes picture book suggestions, DIY decor, activities, and treats. Bonus sections also offer even more ideas to enjoy. Click here to view more details.
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