I wanted to share with you this super simple but super cute addition to our felt board. Its a tree with autumn leaves in red, orange, and yellow. Since the leaves are separate from the tree, the tree can be used again for other seasons. Keep all the leaves off for winter. Add some green leaves for spring and summer. Maybe even add some cherry blossoms for a fun touch in spring.
I LOVE autumn and have been excited to decorate. The kids are also excited so I wanted to have something that they could manipulate and play with for autumn. This tree took me about 15-20 minutes to make. I drew out a tree (on a scrap piece of paper) and then pinned it to the felt. I cut out the felt tree and removed the pins and template. I drew out a leaf template and used that to cut various colored leaves. I have included a template below for you if you would like to make one yourself. The tree trunk is on a piece of brown felt. The leaves are from red, orange, and yellow felt. You can get creative and add other autumn colors or different shape leaves. (You can find lots of leaf templates online.)
I think it would be fun to make some apples and pumpkins and other autumn items to add to the board. We just added our tree to our train station which is what we have been using lately. (Picked up the train station at Target in the under $5 section.) You can find other train felt sets online.
I’m sure we will be adding some more autumn felt pieces as I have time to cut some out.
Would you rather just buy some felt leaves? I found these felt leaves on amazon. What’s great is that there are summer colors as well so you could take your tree through all of the seasons easily.
By the way, the felt board was super easy to make. I grabbed two foam poster boards from the dollar store and glued them together. I then took a large piece of white felt and wrapped it around the board and stapled it onto the back. (You can also glue it.) I then took some poster Command Strips to hang the board to the wall. Its down on the kids level and is the perfect place for the kids to play while I am doing laundry or cooking or cleaning up the bathroom. (In our small apartment this is right in the hallway between the bathroom, laundry, and kitchen.)
Grab the free AUTUMN TREE TEMPLATE here!
Optional felt leaves from amazon:
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