Holiday Felt Trees Tutorial

Woo hoo! It’s the first week of December and the holidays are flying by already. We spent a week in Tennessee for Thanksgiving last month and loved the chance to fully relax and spend time with my family. We will be in Minnesota for Christmas this year (my first Minnesota Christmas ever!) so it was especially important to me that we spend time down south with my fam.

Now we’re back and getting into the swing of holiday decorating! We put up our tree last weekend:

and I’ve been working on a few holiday crafts! I wanted to share the first one with you! My inspiration for these felt trees came from a picture on Pinterest (where else do ideas come from these days?). The materials list is simple and affordable and the project can be completed in just a few hours. Or longer if you are continually distracted by Hallmark Christmas movies while crafting. :)

Holiday Felt Trees Tutorial


  • styrafoam trees in various sizes (I found mine at Michaels)
  • 3-4 sheets of felt in a color (or colors) of your choice
  • glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • scissors


  • Begin by cutting out many, many scallop shaped “leaves” out of felt. You can cover each tree with a solid color or mix it up with a few colors of felt! Though I chose a more netural route, I think neon trees would be fun!
  • Using the hot glue gun, run a thin ring of glue around the bottom of the tree.
  • Starting at the bottom, begin attaching felt scallops to the tree, slightly overlapping the pieces as you go to cover the styrafoam.
  • Continue adding scallops around the tree until you get to the top.
  • To cover the top, I gathered two scallops into a small, rouched point and glued them down. I then trimmed the edges a bit with scissors to keep everything looking even!
  • You can opt not to cover the top – the tan trees in the photos don’t have a “topper” but the gray ones do. Either way – you decide how you want it to look!

That’s it! A quick and easy holiday tutorial to help get your craft on. If you make any felt trees this season, I’d love to see a picture! The color options are endless, plus I bet you could add some sequins or glitter for a little more pop!

p.s. Linking up on Cassie’s blog with lots of fun Christmas craft ideas!

6 thoughts on “Holiday Felt Trees Tutorial”

  1. Aw these are so sweet. When I first say the picture I thought it looked difficult, but now I think I will need to try this! Found you through Hi Sugarplum. :)

  2. Clever idea and cute decoration!

  3. Hi Daliene! Thanks for your note! I hope you make some felt trees – they are so easy and cute! :) Would love to see pictures if you make them!

  4. Love these! Simple yet classic looking. I have some leftover felt from another project. I think I need to go out and buy some styrofoam trees. Nice work : ]

  5. Thanks Jennifer! I hope you enjoy making these….a perfect way to use up extra felt!

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