This year my husband set our tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving. We have NEVER had it up so early. Now with three little girls this felt like a nightmare but I couldn't tell my husband no to the tree. The saving grace has been an idea floating around pintrest, a felt tree for your kids to decorate. Genius!
My Black Friday shopping was at Hancock Fabrics where I purchased the felt for the tree. It costs me a few dollars to make and about a half hour to put together.
What you need
- sharp sissors
- 1/2 yard of green felt (sold by the yard at fabric stores)
- 1 sheet of brown for tree trunk
- variety of felt colors (sold in sheets at craft stores)
- Tacky glue or craft glue
- circle to trace for Christmas balls
- any other shape to trace for ornaments
I made a star for the top out of yellow and traced circles on the sheets of felt I had purchased for Christmas balls. The ornaments can be as fancy or simple as you want them to be. Just use your scraps to add embellishments. You can also use glitter glue or puffy paints to make them more fun.
I'm sure pieces will be lost so next year I can easily add different pieces and make my current ones fancier but for this year simple is best.