DIY Layered Felt Trees

3 Materials
30 Minutes

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

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.

Merry Christmas. 🙂


Gray and white felt

Wood balls

Dowel rod

Hot glue

Step 1: Cut circles from felt squares

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

Cut a 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: Fold large circle in half

Add a drop of hot glue to hold circle closed.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

I made all four trees for under $10.00.

And in amazing news? 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. 🙂

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Five-minute Sweater Vase Project

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Suggested materials:

  • Felt   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Wood ball   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Dowel stick   (Hobby Lobby)

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Frequently asked questions

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  • Sashea Sashea on Nov 20, 2021

    Like the tree idea but is this a Challenge or


  • Leronne Wagner Leronne Wagner on Nov 21, 2021

    Hey. I just saw this project and had the simular question. Unfortunately I don't see a reply from Mary Becker or Hartgirl. Can anyone help to find them?

  • Shr11759837 Shr11759837 on Jan 11, 2022

    where did you use the dowel stick


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  • CLIFFORD CLIFFORD on Nov 21, 2021


    the ball at the top is senseless! Use a star or something so it looks more like a tree

    • Flipturn Flipturn on Nov 28, 2021

      Did anyone else think that these 'trees' were supposed to be angels, when they first saw the picture of the project?

      I think the round balls at the top look like heads.

  • Jennie Jennie 5 hours ago

    I would put the dowel up through the middle and drill a hole in the bottom ball. Be careful to get the hole in the middle and straight down it “”TIMBER”