Make your own scandi-inspired felt Christmas trees – in four easy steps

Follow our easy step-by-step guide to craft your own adorable trees
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  • These adorable mini felt Christmas trees are the perfect size to decorate mantelpieces, sideboards and dining tables – to add a hint of festive cheer without overwhelming.

    More craft ideas: How to make a Christmas wreath – six steps to a festive floral masterpiece

    Create a felt forest as a stylish Scandi-inspired table centrepiece, to seT the scene for festive feasting in style. Or align a few of these homemade creations, in assorted sizes, along the fireplace to add an artisanal decorative touch.

    Make your own felt Christmas trees

    felt Christmas tree decorations dining table centrepiece

    Image credit: Dan Duchars

    Ideal Home have chosen on-trend grey to make the mini felt trees, but the possibilities are endless – with all the colours of the rainbow available in crafting felt. Choose felt squares in a colour that ties in with your chosen Christmas decorating scheme. Or add an accent colour, so the handmade trees stand out from the rest. You could even use three shades of the same colour and swap a third and two thirds up for an ombre effect. Let your imagination run wild.

    What you will need to make mini felt trees

    what you need to make mini felt christmas trees

    Image credit: Dan Duchars

    • Wool felt sheets – width dependant on the size of tree
    • Polystyrene cone
    • glue gun
    • Scissors
    • Gold card
    • Toothpick

    Step 1: Wrap and secure the first layer onto the base

    Using a polystyrene cone as the base, wrap a 2cm strip of felt around the base of each cone. Secure using a hot-glue gun.

    cone with felt triangles to make a mini tree

    Image credit: Dan Duchars

    Step 2: Cut and layer felt triangles

    Cut and glue felt triangles, point down facing down, around the circumference of the cone – starting from the bottom. Overlapping them so that the right-hand corner sits halfway across the centre of the next triangle. Continue in rows around the cone, working all the way up to the top.

    Image credit: Dan Duchars

    Step 3: Cover the top with a neat circle

    To finish the top of the tree, cut a circle of felt around 3cm in diameter. Cut a slit to the centre then wrap around the top of the cone securing in place with a hot-glue gun. Finish with a final row of triangles.

    grey felt christmas tree

    Image credit: Dan Duchars

    Step 4: Pop a gold star on top

    Dress with the finesse as you would a real tree, by adding a gold star. Cut a star shape out of the gold card and glue to a toothpick, to poke inside the top of the tree.

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    And in those four simple steps you have a mini felt Christmas tree, to decorate any room ready for the festivities.


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