DIY Stuffed Felt Christmas Tree Decoration

thalia

Now that aina is 4 years old and interested in sewing, we decided that the Christmas Tree Project for this year is sewing a small felt decoration. It is more advanced than the drawing decoration we did two years ago, but it is still a fairly simple sewing project.

All we need is just different color felt, embroidery threads, glue (U-HU works well) and pretty ribbons for hanging. and we have most of those in our craft stash anyway.

I started with sketching some easy peasy designs so that Aina can sew them.

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

Aina wanted to start with the Xmas tree design. So, we cut the felt to shape. I sew the ribbon on to the tree first and showing Aina how to do it.

sewing felt xmas tree decoration
sewing felt xmas tree decoration

And as soon as she’s confident enough in sewing, she took it away… it turns out that sewing seems to come naturally for her. Of course the stitches aren’t even and quite all over the place, but she didn’t poke herself at all! That was a surprise.

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

After all the sewing, we put the stuffing into the tree to make it a little chubbier.

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

Then, it comes the fun part… glueing the colorful dots onto the tree! We cut all different colors of felt and Aina got to glue them.

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

And, VIOLA! The felt tree is done!

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

We then continue making the rest of the faces. I did all the felt cutting. Aina did most of the stitches and glueing. I did rudolph’s antlers because it was too small and delicate. Aina added a girl elf, which wasn’t in the design, so we ended up with 5 things to hang this christmas :

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

Aina was very excited in decorating the tree… along with the 2009′s coloring and the 2010′s ball decorations, the tree is getting more full. I think it’s looking better and better each year :)

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

sewing felt xmas tree decoration

24 Comments

  1. December 20, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Nice & cute!!! Luv it! And she’s 4 years old??? Amazing!!! My daughter has never touched the needle at all — maybe because of her paranoid mom :D

    1. December 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      haha, i was kinda surprised that she didn’t poke herself at all. i thought she’d poke herself once or twice, but that’s okay. i gave her a large and long needle so it’s easier to handle.

  2. SunShine
    Fitria Adriadi December 20, 2011 at 6:52 am

    waaahh..Aina hebaaat!!
    always love your family’s D-I-Y project! keep on inspiring us yaa… :)

    1. December 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm

      thank you!! :D

  3. ninit
    ninit yunita December 20, 2011 at 8:08 am

    keren banget thaaal :)

    baguuus… mama2 yg mau natalan bisa deh bikin ini sama si kecil. hasilnya bagus bangeeet!

    1. December 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      hihihi, jaitannya mencong2 banget sih nit. tapi gapapa lah. biar di tahun2 yang nanti, keliatan progress-nya. dan keliatan ini bikinan anak kecil :D

      makasii nit!

  4. sukie
    Sukma Pertiwi December 20, 2011 at 8:37 am

    aina bakatnya turun ya dari binggi…lucu2 banget deh hasilnya! :) keren thal, as always :)
    aku kemarin juga bikin felt christmas tree, ga sempet foto2 tutorialnya, tapi langsung hasilnya, aku submit di TUM. hikikikik..

    1. December 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      oow, bikin juga ya? mo liaaaaat!

  5. otty
    Pangastuti Sri Handayani December 20, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Wah Aina pinter ya… Emang kebiasaan keluarga bakal ditiru anaknya, elo rajin banget crafting jadi Aina udah biasa ngeliat (dan sekarang mulai praktek). Gue suka makan-tiduran, jadinya… *lirik Nara yang punya spot pribadi sama guling kecilnya di kasur*

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari December 20, 2011 at 9:20 am

      siapa tau nanti nara jadi jago masak ty.. jadi chef terkenal .. amiin!

      1. December 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

        iya, siapa tau ntar nara buka bakery kalo udah gede. lengkap ama day bed & guling buat males2an :D

  6. sLesTa
    shinta lestari December 20, 2011 at 9:22 am

    aina hebaatt ih! udah jago sewing sendiri. tadi baca artikel ini pake iphone ama naia, trus naia langsung pengen ketemu kaka aina dong. trus minta ke rumah kaka aina, mau liat christmas tree! heheh.. langsung kangen liat foto aina dia.

    btw, yang santa claus lucuuu bangeeettt!!

    1. December 20, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      yuk, kesini yuk! bisa sekalian liat pohon natal… udah kelar dekorasinya soalnya. lagian yang kemaren ke sini itu kan anak2 pada ga puas. kurang lama :P

  7. rachanlie
    mira a December 20, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Aina hebaatt.. Tampaknya bakat crafting dari binggi nih.. Slalu suka DIY dari Binggi.. :)

    1. December 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      aw, makasii mir! aina sih demen ikut2an, jadi semangat banget waktu dibilangin boleh jait pake jarum beneran… hihihi.

  8. gabriella
    Gabriella Felicia December 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    aduuuuh lucunya… pengen bikinnnnn…
    tahun ini gak sempet bikin apa2…
    cuma kartu2 aja…

    1. December 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      padahal taun lalu sempet ya, la? yuk, bikin2 lagi. yang ini mayan gampang nih… kalo males jait, pake lem aja.

  9. lael
    mommy lael December 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    ga sabar nunggu my baby boy gede biar bisa nglakuin mommy and son things together…

    1. December 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      iya, enaknya kalo udah toddler keatas, udah bisa diajak2 main bareng :D

  10. TesA
    Triane Rahtesa December 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Waaww very inspiring :) TFS yah!

    1. December 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      thank you, tesa! :D

  11. ifa
    ifa December 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    wahh bagusssnya :D aina jagoan bs jait dr kecil!

    1. December 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      thank you, fa… hihi, masih mencong2 banget. lebih seru ngelemnya sebenernya kok :D

  12. eka
    Eka Wulandari Gobel December 4, 2012 at 12:08 am

    aaaw lucunyaa.. aina pinter banget, serius sekali :) keren, binggi!

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