This was definitely a labor of love project! 2 years later, I finally have something I can show off. I believe I started this right after Connor's first Christmas when I had the great idea that he could decorate his own child-proof tree the next year.
I started out with some fleece and made my famous stuffed tree, but a giant version that was much bigger than the normal 10-12" one.
The star was the hardest part. I had to find a way to get it to stay on and be child-friendly. Using a party hat and a star cut out as my inspiration, I created a felt version that fit on the tree.
It took a few attempts to get it to work, but I figured it out eventually.
I used a blanket stitch around the outside edge of the star.
The ornaments were the hard part, but I wanted to go all out with these. I did some sketches of the ideas I had, so I would be able to plan the designs.
Seriously, these must have taken months to finish, but the end result was adorable. Each one has little buttons and hand-stitching on it.
To get the ornaments to stay on the tree, I added big buttons to each tree branch.
At some point, I finally finished this thing and put it in the basement with the other holiday things. I got busy and forgot about it until the other day when I found it! Connor is the perfect age for it now and I'm so happy I have it for him!