For Christmas this year I wanted to do something fun for Josie that she couldn't ruin. She is so fun and energetic but if she can climb it, knock it over or break it, she will so I remembered a pin on pinterest I had seen last year and decided to do it! This project was pretty easy and didn't cost very much either!
Here is what you need!
I bought all of my supplies at Michael's and used their mobile coupon (50% off a single item)
3x3 Green Felt ($3.99)
1 Sheet Brown Felt (.29)
1 Sheet Yellow/Gold Felt (.29)
Any other color sheets for oraments
Velcro pieces if you have small children
Blue Painters tape
White or other light chalk
I found a kit for a banner that I used instead of cutting out a bunch of ornaments because it was on a big clearance. ($2.50)
Here's what you do...
I started by drawing a tree outline on the green felt with the white chalk
It's hard to see because of the white but you get the idea
I did mine in 4 tiers but you can do it however you like! Next you will cut it out. I didn't like how mine was turning out and felt like I could not get the 2 sides to look the same when my sweet husband suggested I just fold it in half and cut out the side I like...genius!
Again, Hard to see but just showing the half that I chose.
Now that you have the tree you will want to cut out a star and trunk. I cut out an extra star that wouldn't stay on the wall because I knew Josie would want to play with it and sure enough within minutes she was reaching for it and out came the spare!
I then started on my ornaments. I would have cut them out individually as planned but I found this gem on my way to checkout and gave it a try which was a life saver because I started this at 10 pm and was beyond tired.
If you can't see this well it is a Christmas Banner kit and I believe it was $2.50 and my lazy side LOVED that price.
This is where the velcro comes in. I bought the square kind and cut them in half. This was just to help them stick a little better since Josie is too little to put them up and rub them down to stick fully. It has been a lifesaver and since I didn't apply the other side to the tree it's not too sticky.
After that your tree is ready to be put up! I used Blue painters tape to prevent wall damage.
We let Josie play with this first thing in the morning and the PJ's felt so appropriate! Her oh's and ah's were so worth the effort (the little that it required) and made for such a fun activity!
She loved taking them off and putting them back on over and over again!
Naturally things got silly but we had so much fun with this all day that I cannot wait to play with it all season!
I hope this will be a fun activity in your house and that your kids will love this as much as Josie did!