Skip to content

Felt Tree by Jzin

140818 Balearic wisteria, birds nest, damsel 2

August 18, 2014. Monday morning. I have been wanting to add elements of nature to my playscapes. Hitherto, I have not found many good felting techniques for trees. Trees need to be sturdy so they do not topple over.

This morning in my kitchen, I have just discovered one way to make a sturdy gnarled tree! I am pleased that this method yields a small and sturdy tree with much versatility for variations. You can change the foliage to make a tree of any season, or for winter, no leaves. This tree also has posable branches, sturdy enough to hold a bird’s nest or a small doll on the branches.

This tree will be wonderful for your felted playscapes, nature table, table top puppet show, seasonal display and open ended doll play.

You can purchase my tutorial on Etsy by clicking on the picture below. Thank you for supporting my endeavors! – Jzin

140818 Felt Tree Tutorial square version 1

“If you keep a green bough in your heart, the singing bird will come.” (Chinese proverb).

140818 Green tree with blue birds on nest 2

This tree is sturdy enough for a small elf to frolic on.

180818 Felt Elf climbing on green felt tree.

Purple wisteria blossoms hang from limbs of this tree.

140818 Felted purple wisteria tree tutorial 2

Gorgeous Teeswater lock from Oldsheep store on Etsy

This tutorial yields a basic tree trunk for endless variations. You may choose to hang the leaves or flowers onto the branches, and change the look of your tree according to season (e.g. no leaves in winter, nest of birds in spring). Alternatively, you can permanently sew or needle-felt foliage into the tree trunk for added security if the tree will be much handled by children during play.

Here are some photos of our handmade playscapes. A tree will fit perfectly in.

131031 Nunu help selling raffle tickets at Company of Angels Store

This was the first playscape made by my children…

131031 Nunu's first wet-felted playscape overview photo

You can purchase my tutorial on Etsy by clicking on the picture below. Thank you for supporting my endeavors! – Jzin

140818 Felt Tree Tutorial square version 1

Felt

Click below for more Felt related articles by me!

131009 FELT post pretty. square cropped with tail. Jzin'd purple orange nuno wet-felted kelp.

Castle of Costa Mesa on Etsy

Please support my work, shop handmade on Etsy. Thank you!

140512 Nunu's Mermaid Family with mercat on blue dupioni silk square cropped.

Castle of Costa Mesa’s Etsy store.

Tuesday Morning Weekly Craft Group Projects

Our Waldorf School of Orange County craft group meets weekly and crafts together. Click on the picture below to check out the gallery of our seasonal crafts, made with mostly natural materials. Clicking on each tile will bring you to the photo diary pages of our creative process.

If you “Like” CastleofCostaMesa facebook page, you will be notified via facebook post, of our weekly craft creations.

121202 Vintage Life photo show girls crafting inside trailer at war times. Post button for Wednesday Morning Craft Group

Jzin’s Handmade Dolls.

Sleeping Beauty at the window. Square.

Please Like CastleofCostaMesa on Facebook.

I giveaway my handmade work frequently. Please “Like” my facebook page so you will be in the know.

Like Us on Facebook black and white. Fairy Tale Dolls, Handmade With Love. I want you to love learning mandarin chinese!CastleofCostaMesa.Com

You can purchase my tutorial on Etsy by clicking on the picture below. Thank you for supporting my endeavors! – Jzin

140818 Felt Tree Tutorial square version 1

No comments yet

Leave a Reply