Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Disney Inspired Felt Christmas Tree

I saw some adorable kid-sized felt Christmas trees, like this one from Johnny in a Dress, and knew that we needed one for our house. What kid wouldn't want their own tree to decorate, un-decorate and decorate again? And felt tree ornaments mean no broken glass that could hurt little feet. It is a well-known fact that we are huge Disney fans in our house, so it was only fitting that our felt tree had some obvious Disney influences!


The project turned out to be quite a bit bigger than I was expecting! Luckily, my husband is much better at drawing and dimensions than I am, so the ideas I had in my head were able to slowly come to life in felt. The ornaments were inspired by tree ornaments and antenna balls made by Disney, and the presents we just tried to make to fit the personality of the characters that inspired them.

We bought about a yard of green felt, though I think we could have gotten away with less. We spent a little more to get the glittery felt rather than the standard dark green. I just thought the glitter helped the tree look like it already had Christmas lights on it or something...


My husband helped me get everything figured out on paper before we started cutting anything for the ornaments...


We made templates...


And cut out lots of felt pieces:


Felt sticks to felt, so we don't have to glue the ornaments to the tree or add anything to the back of the ornaments to stick to the tree, but we did use hot glue to keep the pieces of the ornaments together. It was so fun to see the ornaments come together! And no Christmas tree feels quite complete without a few presents sitting underneath!


Twenty character ornaments, a star, and four presents later, we have our adorable Disney inspired felt Christmas tree! Our kids absolutely love it and it definitely makes the big project seem worth it now that it has already provided hours of enjoyment for our kids!


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51 comments:

  1. I love your felt disney tree. We are big disney fans also! Do you happen to have a copy of your felt cut outs? (if you don't mind sharing that is!) Thank you so much! Megan ( princessmk42@yahoo.com )

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  2. How did you get the tree to stick to the wall?

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  3. I would love to use your template as well, if you're sharing! hmedley6@gmail.com

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  4. I also would love the template as well this would complete the Disney Christmas plan. mickeymouse70us@yahoo.com. Would be truly grateful.

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  5. Hi is there a way you can email the templates to frommariaskitchen@gmail.com I love this idea but have to start now to make it to christmas thanks!

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  6. would love to make this christmas tree and to get the templates. camillerimaria@gmail.com. Thanks xxx

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  7. I would love to have the templates if you are sharing. Tori.silos77@gmail.com

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  8. I would love to have the templates if you are sharing. Tori.silos77@gmail.com

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  9. I would too like the templates if your sharing. Thank you so very much you have the best one on Pinterest !!!

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  10. If you are sharing your template I would love it. meganforbush@gmail.com

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  11. Hi... if you are willing to share I would love the templates also, I think this would be great for a family Christmas party. Kimmieb83@yahoo.com
    Thank you

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  12. Wondering if you can email me your AWESOME template for the tree. My 18 month old LOVES mickey.
    Chelscotton2015@gmail.com

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  13. I'd definitely be interested in the templates too please! nciepley0815@yahoo.com

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  14. Wondering if you could email me the templates too! jason.melissa2013@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  15. Can I please get the template as well joymary489@hotmail.com?
    You did an amazing job!!!!

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  16. Could you please e-mail me the templates that you used for the ornaments as well? Thank you in advance! jadejeffers@hotmail.com

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  17. If you still have the templates and are sharing I would love to have them cbattyrn@hotmail.com.

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  18. Lining up for a share of your template if you are willing. This is so cute. michelleohhell@gmail.com

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  19. I would also greatly appreciate the template if you are sharing :), larissagjr&yahoo.com

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  20. This is the best one I have seen! HUGE Disney fans here, too. I love to have the template, as well! If willing. Bibequinemassage@gmail.com. How did you stick to the wall? Thank you!!! Jamie

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  21. Can you send the templates to kayla_henneess@Yahoo.com

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  22. I would love to have the templates as well!!! This is a great project!! You did a wonderful job!!! My email is krisy329@gmail.com

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  23. I would love to have the templates as well if you are sharing! Tia! heathermclendon09@yahoo.com

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  24. May I also have the templates, please and thank you... pbjilly8@yahoo.com

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  25. I would love the templates if sharing....love the tree...kmitch6364@bellsouth.net

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  26. I would love the templates if sharing....love the tree...kmitch6364@bellsouth.net

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  27. So adorable! I am going to make this for my daughter. If you can, I'd love the templates too :) taylorverret@gmail.com Thank you!

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  28. Me too! Love it! jerinowens@gmail.com

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  29. Me too! Love it! jerinowens@gmail.com

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  30. We to are Disney fans and even went on or honneymoon to Disneyworld. I would love to make these ornaments. Can you please send me the templates? anna_kuik@hotmail.com (the Netherlands)

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  31. My 20 month old granddaughter would love this. If you can send me the templates, I would so appreciate it. patricia.robbins@myoneclay.net

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  32. would you be able to share the templates? Thank you so much aznbbylui@gmail.com

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  34. I love your themed felt tree. Are you sharing the templates for the ornaments. Thank you so much ansl3886@gmail.com.

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  35. Lovely tree!!! I'm also interested in the templates if you are willing to share (martasb75@hotmail.com) Thanks a lot!!!

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  36. This is an amazing tree! If you are sharing your templates I would love to have them sent to me! Rcdavis4321@aol.com

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  37. This is amazing! I would love the template as well carol14007@ymail.com thank you!

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  38. would you be able to share the templates? Thank you so much zagy.vega@gmail.com ♡♡♡♡

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  39. I would love the templates as well if you are sharing. Marisah0216@gmail.com. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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  40. What a wonderful idea!! I would love your templates as well please. KALAEMEYERS@YAHOO.COM Thank you and Mele Kalikimaka!!

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  41. Love this idea. Would love to make this for my two year old, would you share templates? Tj2399@gmail.com

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  42. Love it! If you are sharing templates for the ornaments I would love them. Thanks pamela.leatherwood@yahoo.com

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  43. Love it! If you are sharing templates for the ornaments I would love them. Thanks pamela.leatherwood@yahoo.com

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  44. Can't find anything like this! Are you sharing the templates?? Please and thank you tenderheaded@gmail.com

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  45. I just can't get over how cute this is! Any way I could get a copy of the template emailed to me if available? Mrs.a.gibbons@hotmail.com

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  46. I agree with everyone! PLEASE, I would love a copy of the templates too if you are sharing :) thank you! denvanlee@gmail.com

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  47. I love it. Can i please have a copy of the templates. Thank you!!! karlapere.79@gmail.com

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  48. I want to make this for my grandchildren! Will you send me the template? cindyearnest@gmail.com

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  49. Can you share the template also! My 2 year old would love ths bgibson0329@gmail.com

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  50. Could you share the templates please?? My 2 year old would go nuts!! Thanks!! Berly05@gmail.com

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  51. If you are still sharing I’d love the templates. Also, how did you stick the tree to your wall? shepherd.kate.s@gmail.com
    Thank you!
    - Kate

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