Wednesday, November 28, 2012
If you are on pinterest, I'm sure you've seen the felt Christmas tree pin floating around. I first saw it HERE and decided to make one this year for Westin.
I picked up a yard of green felt, different color felt fabric squares, a few embellishments and some felt glue. I did a quick google search on the best glue for felt and most said felt glue. I have never worked with felt so I just went with what they said. :) It has held up great and didn't seep through anywhere.
I started by drawing a tree with chalk on my felt but couldn't get it to look symmetrical so I ended up just drawing one side, cutting it out and then folding it down the middle to trace the other side. The pictures probably explain it better.
My yard of fabric made two trees so I gave one to my friend Lindsey so she could make one too.
I don't have any pictures of the process of making ornaments. I just cut different sizes out (traced a glass for the circles) and embellished them in different ways. I was hoping to be a little more creative on this project but I just ran out of steam. :)
I did discover glitter glue while doing this and I am LOVING it! I want to glitter glue everything.
We put it on the wall with sticky tack a few weeks ago and Westin plays with it probably once a day. It serves it's purpose 99% of the time. He knows not to touch the ornaments on the big tree but some times it is just too tempting. Every now and then I find his felt ornaments in the funniest places. I found one hanging off our big tree yesterday. :)
I've learned to let a lot of things go since having children. Including not "controlling" how he decorates his tree. Even if all his ornaments are piled on the top. :)
I may or may not have spaced them all back out after he went to bed that night.