Make these easy felt trees. Stack layers of felt to create a tree form and hot glue to a wooden ball. Easy simple project to make felt trees for Christmas.

Layered Felt Christmas Tree

I know you are so busy.

I know you’re shopping and baking and wrapping and decorating.

And going to parties and Christmas concerts and parades and tree lighting ceremonies.

After all, it’s the busiest time of the year.

But just in case you had a few extra minutes.

Just in case you wanted to make those little felt trees sitting over there on the Merry Mantel, I have a tutorial.

If you need step-by-step, I’ve got pictures and detailed instructions.

If you only have a minute and you speak tutorial, I’ve got cliff notes.

You can pin the graphic for later and still make it in time for the caroling party.

Merry Christmas. 🙂

Layered Felt Christmas Tree

 Layered Felt Trees


 Cliff Notes for Felted Tree Project

And now here’s the full tutorial:

Step 1

Step 1:  Cut circles from felt squares

Purchase felt squares from craft store.  Then trace around a plate, coffee cup, glass etc. to make a circle.

Cut circle out of felt.

I made two sizes.

I traced a small plate and then I traced the edge of a coffee cup.

You will need three large circles and one small circle.

edited to add:  I was able to get two large circles from one square of felt and four small circles from one square of felt.

Step 2


Step 2:  Fold large circle in half

Add a drop of hot glue to hold circle closed.

Step 3

Step 3: Fold circle other direction

Turn the felt the other direction and fold into two triangles.

Hot glue each triangle at the end to hold closed.

This is the first layer of your tree.

Step 4

Step 4: Repeat step 2 with the next layer of felt

Fold another circle in half and hot glue to the first layer of the tree.

Step 5

Step 5:  Fold circle in other direction

Repeat step 3 to form two more triangles and the next layer of the tree.

Repeat for two more layers until the tree has four layers.

edited to add:  I made some of the trees with three or five layers to create different heights.

Step 6

Step 6:  Add wooden ball to bottom of tree

I found wooden balls at the craft store with a flat bottom so the tree can stand.

Add a bead of hot glue to the top part of the ball and press the felt tree onto the ball.

Step 7

Step 7:  Add wooden ball to the top of the completed tree 

Add a drop of hot glue to the top of the tree.

Lightly press the small ball into the top.

Layered Felt Christmas Tree

And I made all of them for under $10.00.

It took me less than an hour to make all these trees and deck my halls.

Fa la la la la….la la la la. 🙂

PS  I’m really a cliff notes kind of person….how about you?

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  1. Image for Marianne@Songbird Marianne@Songbird

    Wow they look much more complicated than that! So they don't need anything to keep them up? I am so going to make these. Thank you for the tutorial. I am a words kind of tutorial reader and then I refer to the cliff notes from then on. So thank you for giving us both.

  2. Image for Colleen Colleen

    I can totally do this! Thank you for sharing with us....I am more of a cliff notes kind of girl....with pics. Have a super day!

  3. Image for Beverly Beverly

    Thank you for the Cliff Notes, my sweet friend.♥ I do love those trees you grew, and this looks like a perfect project for a Christmas gift I want to make.

  4. Image for Courtenay Courtenay

    Well, that's just some kinda brilliant, isn't it? So simple even I could do it! A great weekend time taker-upper too for the kids. Pinning this one for later, just like you said!

  5. Image for Lori H Lori H

    These are so cute! I am a craft dummy so the full directions and photos help me a lot. You are good at explaining what you did, by the way. Thanks!

  6. Image for tara tara

    I have LOVED every single day in this series! You've given me such inspiration!!! I LOVE the sign in your room...I want you to know that we still get people who order that exact sign for their homes! In fact, we sent out two this week!

  7. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    Cute...I think I could master this one. Thought there was a center pole or something. Not terribly busy this year, just taking my's nice not to have to rush, and enjoy the I read the long version! ;)

  8. Image for Sandra @Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls Sandra @Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls

    Those are precious! And I am seeing making short ones with the two layers, painting on faces, add a halo and you have an angel. Or you could make a group of them, with a little embellishment, Carolers!!! Does anybody else see that, or is it just me? Hey, I am not a crafter, lol, but I think it would work!

  9. Image for Bethanie Bethanie

    So there's no dowel or anything holding them up? Girl, you can make anything look cute. If I tried this it would look like one of my kindergarteners made it! And the MERRY sign on your mantel...if I tried that, surely someone would say, "why'd you take letters from the gas station sign and string them together?" You make it look like House Beautiful... :) Love this series, you know I check in with you as soon as I can every day!! xo

  10. Image for Regina Regina

    How cute is THIS? Hey, even the crafty-challenged (like me) MIGHT be able to do this! :) It has been duly "pinned!" I have to ask about the bigger tree next to the felt trees -crafted or bought? I LOVE IT, and love the forest you built around it! Stay warm, sweet lady!!

  11. Image for Linda Adams Linda Adams

    KariAnne, Thank you for the tutorial! So like there isn't a stick in the center holding up the felt pieces? I'm impressed and if I can I want to try this since I have all the supplies right here at home. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  12. Image for Christie Christie

    Love these trees! I totally thought there was a dowel rod or something in the center making them stand. Who'da thought?! Just found your blog about a week ago and I absolutely love fun to read and such great ideas. Thanks so much for all your hard work! By the way - totally off topic - but I love the rug you have in this room! Any chance you remember where it's from?

  13. Image for Lori @ coloritsimple Lori @ coloritsimple

    You never cease to amaze me Karianne with your inspiring post. I wanna be just like you when I grow up!! :) grin I love these felt trees and I must find some time to make some. You have inspired me to rush off to the craft store for some felt and hot glue. I hope that it was OK, I shared your Tutorial on my Facebook page and sent peeps your way. Christmas Cheer! Lori @ Color It Simple

  14. Image for Susan Susan

    You never cease to amaze me. You come up with these wonderfully elegant looking things, and you do it on a shoestring budget. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Image for JuneA** JuneA**

    Seriously cute! I thought that they must have had a center dowel for support~I'll have to make 2 or 10 of these ;) Thanks for the tute!

  16. Image for shirley terbeest shirley terbeest

    Thanks for the idea. Great I'm off tomorrow and going tree making crazy!!!!! Just love love love them. Thank you so much

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