How to make easy, Needle-Felted Holiday Trees

The Festival of Trees continues today with these cozy and colorful, Needle-Felted, Tabletop Christmas Trees. If you’ve always wondered how to needle felt, these Felted Christmas Trees are an easy DIY. Starting with a shape of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam as your base always makes needle felting faster and easier, and you’ll use less wool roving. I’m including a list of other needle-felted Christmas projects you might want to try, too. You can do this!

Here's an easy way to try needle felting -- DIY these Felted Christmas Tree Cones. CraftsnCoffee.com.

To make Needle-Felted, Tabletop Christmas Trees, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 8” cones
  • Wool roving in green, 1 oz.
  • Embellishments of your choice; Rebekah used wool felt balls; 1 cm sequins; beads; and 1-yd. lengths of yarn and fibers.
  • Optional: Fabric adhesive
  • Tools needed: Scissors; needle felting needle*; straight pins

*Note: Felting needles are extremely sharp; use caution at all times. The higher the needle number, the finer the needle and the smaller the hole left in project.

Tools and supplies for needle felting. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Here are the basic tools and supplies for needle felting. Note that the wool roving and the foam shapes are different from what’s called for to make the Felted Christmas Trees.

To make Needle-Felted, Tabletop Christmas Trees:

1. Place a small amount of wool roving on a cone, and “lock” the roving into place by repeatedly inserting the needle through the roving and into the foam over and over again. This locks the fibers in place, and they’ll hold tight to the cone without glue. Add more roving as needed, working on a small area each time, until the cone is solidly and smoothly covered. CAUTION: Needle felting needles are extremely sharp — make sure you don’t poke your fingers!

2. To decorate the Blue/Green Tree:

  • Wrap 2 lengths of yarn around tree in opposite directions, creating a garland. Secure ends with straight pins.
  • Insert straight pins through the holes in the felt balls, and pin the balls to the tree. If the hole is still visible, use the needle to gently pull the wool fibers over the hole.
  • Pin on additional beads and sequins.
  • If needed, add a small dab of fabric glue to help hold the decorations in place.
How to learn needle felting with these easy Felted Christmas Trees on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Pin on sequins, beads, wool pompoms, buttons or whatever else suits your fancy.

  1. To decorate the Multi-Color Tree:
  • Insert straight pins through the holes in the felt balls, and pin the balls to the tree. If thehole is still visible, use the needle to gently pull the wool fibers over the hole.
  • Pin on additional beads and sequins.
  • If needed, add a small dab of fabric glue to help hold the decorations in place.

Here’s a little more inspiration for you. This Needle-Felted Banner would be beautiful on a Christmas tree.

DIY an easy banner of needle-felted balls. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Needle Felted Banner by Patty Schaffer

Or, how about these adorable, Felted Snowman Ornaments.

These needle-felted snowman ornaments are adorable! There's an easy-to-follow tutorial to make them on CraftsnCoffee.com.

If you’re looking for something a little easier, then put this Ice Cream Cone Felted Ornament on the list.

Yummy, and so sweet. Tutorial to make this ice cream cone ornament is on CraftsnCoffee.com

Felted Ice Cream Cone Ornament by Rebekah Meier.

Rebekah Meier also made these sweet, Felted Winter Birds.

Cheery winter craft, and easy felting craft, too. CraftsnCoffee.com

Felted Winter Birds by Rebekah Meier.

And here’s one of my favorites, the Felted Snow Bunny by Debra Quartermain.

Love, love this adorable Snow Bunny! CraftsnCoffee.com.

Felted Snow Bunny by Debra Quartermain.

Have you tried needle felting? What did you needle felt?

Two more trees to go in the Festival of Trees. And don’t forget about this week’s giveaway!  You could win a $50 craft store gift card or a copy of the magazine Christmas Ideas. Here are the giveaway details — I hope you’ll join in!

**Please note: the giveaway is closed.**

Craft on!

Sharon

 

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20 Responses to How to make easy, Needle-Felted Holiday Trees

  1. Angie says:

    Lovely trees! A friend enjoys felting and showed me the process. I was surprised how quickly a project was completed using this method. She could make gift pins for ladies to wear on their coats in about 10 minutes. Thank you for sharing!

    • Sharon says:

      I’m so glad you shared this! A lot of people are intimidated by needle felting, and it’s great to hear from you how easy it really is. Thank you! Sharon

  2. LisaM6 says:

    Felting…something I want to try. Those trees are fun. But the felt bunny is my fav. This is something I so want to try.

  3. annehaun says:

    I have never tried needle felting but it sure interests me – must give it a try!

  4. Katiria says:

    I remember those little red birdies from last year they are still SUPER cute!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 They are adorable! I know you’ll love another, sweet felted creation Rebekah is going to share with us early next month . . . Thanks for the comment, Katiria. Sharon

  5. Adorable!!! I am totally in love with the felted snowman ornaments and the felted snowball ornaments too!! The felted trees are so soft looking!! ❤ them!! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Have you needle felted, Barb? There are so many cute projects you can make with felting, and needle felted projects are some of my favorites to feature. I hope you’re having a good week! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

      • I haven’t because I am not allowed sharp things that can cause injury!! It is a standing joke with my family that I can think about using a knife and will need stitches! LOL I am not brave enough to test it out though!! 🙂

      • Sharon says:

        O.K., then maybe this isn’t a craft for you to try! We want you to keep all ten fingers!

  6. sllvncookie says:

    I have some roving going try this I love it Thank’s for showing it ..

  7. D Keels says:

    I have always avoided needle-felting. The process has looked daunting and unforgiving. I do find these crafting examples doable and forgiving. Thank you for yet another expansion of my crafting skills!

  8. Angie F says:

    These trees are adorable, I love all the bright colors!

  9. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    Have not tried needle felting yet, but love the look of it!

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