Since I have 2 toddlers at home I knew I couldn't put up a traditional Christmas tree without risking its destruction. Is there anything more attractive to a toddler than lights and colours? So, I have been thinking about alternative trees and browsing the web for ideas. I wasn't sure about the right material but when I found one made of felt I knew that that was what I wanted to use. The only thing I wasn't too happy about was the fact that it was a flat tree, to hang on the wall.
I thought about the best way to do something similar but that it would be with volume and that it could stand up. I finally decided to go for it when I found a plastic box with the right shape. It was very light, meaning they could hold it; it is virtually unbreakable so there's no problem if they throw it to the floor while playing with it. I bought green felt and covered the box with it. The only thing I kept from the original project was the balls - if they are just flat felt circles they'll adhere to the tree if you just press felt against felt. If I made them voluminous they would be too heavy to be of any use.
You can find the original tree here as I saved it to my pinterest board. And here is my finished project:
It's about 50 cm high so I can put it on the floor and twins will keep themselves busy playing with it. :-)
This project counts for the Pin It & Do It Challenge