15 Christmas Crafts Under $15: Projects 4 and 5

I’m sorry I missed yesterday, I had a very busy day after work yesterday.  So today I have two projects for you to make up for it!  The first is a felt tree for toddlers to play with.  As soon as I saw this idea, I knew I needed to do it.  If you have a young child (or two) around your house, your tree is probably like mine.  It looked so nice that first night I put up all the ornaments after the little one went to sleep.  But she had other plans.  This hasn’t completely stopped my little girl from trying to redecorate the tree, but she has really loved this felt tree.  She is 16 months, so she still has a little trouble getting the ornaments to stick on, but for the most part she can do it herself.  Just be warned, cats loved this toy too…

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I used a half a yard of felt which was on sale for $2.99/yd and approximately 6 sheets of felt that were $.34 each.  So my grand total for this awesome quiet toy was $3.52!

The next project I have for you all is an ornament wreath.  I have wanted one of these for a couple years, and I decided to try to make my own this year.  It really was easy.  Here is a great tutorial for how to make this simple wreath.

Here are the supplies you will need to start with:

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I used ten packages of ornaments from the dollar store which ended up being around 70 ornaments.  The hanger I already had and the ribbon I got on sale for $1.99.  So my total for this wreath that would was $11.99!  I do wish I had stuck with only gold and silver or silver and red ornaments, rather than all the different colors, but I had a cranky toddler with me and was trying to very quickly get my supplies and get out of the dollar store!

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