Now that we’re done designing our Thanksgiving crafts, we can finally get to all of the Christmas crafts we want to make! Who else is excited to start crafting for Christmas? Today we’re sharing how to make a mini felt Christmas tree, designed by our felt expert Krista.
This is a great beginner felt project with some easy embroidery. And you can get started on it right away using our downloadable pattern and step-by-step tutorial below. Although it is simple, it is a bit time-consuming — but it’s worth it!
A Poplar Christmas Craft
Mini trees are a popular Christmas decoration that are simple to make. So before you buy any, we say try making this felt Christmas tree first! Or you can have a look through all of our mini Christmas trees to get more ideas for your holiday display.
For this project, our designer Krista used three different shades of green felt to give her mini Christmas trees some variety. You can craft as many as you want and in whatever colors you want for your mantel. Or if you don’t have a fireplace, you can place them on an end table or console. When you’re done crafting your felt trees, pair them with some cute felted wool snowballs and our felt reindeer for an even cuter display.
Ready to start? Find all of the tools and materials linked below. Then download our instructions and pattern to begin! If you have any questions, just leave us a comment. Happy Christmas crafting! ~ Lia and team
Skill level: Beginner
Stitches used: Blanket and fly stitch. Need extra guidance? Check out our embroidery guide.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Wooden Skewer or Stuffing Tool
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – Evergreen, Eucalyptus, and Spruce (one 12×18″ sheet of each)
- Embroidery Floss – Very Dark Blue Green (500), Fern Green, and Blue-Green
- Fabric Pen – Dritz Disappearing Ink
- E6000 Glue
- Wood Slices – 2.5″ diameter
- Wood Dowels – 1/4″
How to Make a Felt Christmas Tree
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download our mini tree pattern below.
- Cut the wooden dowel down to 6″ long using branch cutters or a wood saw.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a Cricut Maker or scissors.
- On one of the “branches” of a felt tree, draw a line down the middle using a disappearing ink fabric pen. Use this line as a guide for your continuous fly stitches. Starting at the end, sew a fly stitch using two strands of embroidery floss. Be careful not to sew too close to the edge.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
For more projects like this one, browse our holiday mantel decor ideas. Or see all of our Christmas crafts.
You can also find more DIY ideas and inspiration on our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages. And we have tons of video tutorials to help you make wreaths, paper flowers, and more.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Thank you again for all your wonderful projects. I was wondering, on your photos the wood slices are white (white birch is my favorite tree), however on the link to buy the wood slices it doesn’t look like any of the slices are actually white. Is there a way to get the white slices?
You’re welcome! The ones we initially used ended up selling out, so we linked to these other ones as a good alternative. It is tough to find white birch wood slices in this size. If I were you, I would do a Google search for “white mini birch wood slices” and see what comes up that looks good to you!
Am I understanding correctly that we can’t any finished craft items we make using your designs? I’d like to at least get my expenses back when making something for someone.
Hello! We offer a commercial license for our paper flowers and will eventually add felt projects to the license. Right now all of our projects, with the exception of paper flowers, are for personal use only. We put a lot of time and energy into the designs we create — every month we launch a new craft collection with 16 DIY projects, 12 printables + SVG files, and a live workshop. We also create mini courses, maker workshops, and master classes. We started this site to make crafting easier for others as we believe crafting brings a lot of joy. Part of that joy is gifting the things we create to others! If you’d like to learn more about our commercial license program, you can visit this page: https://liagriffith.com/craft-circle/membership/
good to know that my sewing machine sews this feather stitch 🙂
That is great! You have a good one. 😉
Thank you for sharing your design and hard work with us and giving us the opportunity to join your group.
We are so happy to have you here!
I do not want to become a member. Can I just purchase the pattern for the felted tree pattern ?
Hi Nan! Our website isn’t set up for individual pattern purchases. Our goal here is to foster a community of people who love to craft and support each other, which is why we offer a membership. If you’d like, you can always sign up for the monthly plan, then set your membership to non-renew so you only get one month. That way you can download this project pattern and a few others for just 9.99.
Can you cut out the felt with a Cricut Explore Air 2? Or would I need to have a Cricut Maker?
We only use the Maker to cut felt (the rotary blade works beautifully). I believe there is a way to cut it on the Explore if you add a backer to the felt, but we don’t have much experience with this.
I love your felt patterns so much. Would you please add to your supplies list just how much felt is needed for each item?
On the Christmas pine trees if each tree needs four of the pattern for the four sides of the tree how many sheets of felt does it take to make each size tree. This information is vital for us that need to order and don’t want to come up short on felt.
Can you advise on it now please? Thank you. Can’t wait to start.
Thank you for your feedback! Most of our felt projects only require 1 sheet of 12″ x 18″ felt, but we do try to label in the materials list if any more is required. We’re working on updating past projects that are missing this information so please comment on any others you may have questions on! This project has been updated– you just need 1 sheet of felt for each size.
I really think it stinks you wont share at least some instructions on how this is made or at least the pattern. There are some of us who don’t want to become a member. I don’t want to share my email due to the fact it gets share everywhere .
Hi there! We are a small business and this is how we make a living. A lot of time and hard work goes into all of our projects. First, we figure out the design and construction so we can create patterns, then we make the project, refine it, style the projects and take photos, create written instructions and photo tutorials, and then write the posts. We do all of this for 16 new projects each month. We have hundreds of free patterns on our site, but we would not be able to continue doing what we do if we did not charge anything for the thousands of other project patterns and tutorials that are on our site. We love our membership community and are here to support each member in whatever way we can. I also can assure you that your email is safe and we do not share it with anyone.
I getting ready to make the Embroidered Felt Christmas Tree.
On the patterns one sheet has 2 trees, feather stitch guide.
The other sheet has 1 tree, larger.
Is this for a choice of size tree?
Thanks I am excited to begin!
Hi Alice! Yes, in the PDF template we give 3 different size options. You will need 4 tree pieces cut out in the same size to make one tree. We’d love to see your project when you’re done!!
Why can’t we buy just the craft projects that we want and not have to pay a monthly fee for things that we are not interested in???
Sorry, that’s just not how our site works 🙂 We aren’t set up to sell individual patterns. You can always sign up for a monthly membership then cancel after you have downloaded the projects you want to make.
thanks for sharing such a cool idea, this post is really very creative.