MIY with the Family: Interactive Christmas Tree

Dec 3, 2015 By Jo-Ann
MIY with the Family: Interactive Christmas Tree

Stop shopping for ready-made items and start making! Our family-friendly projects are perfect for kids and parents alike. This year, we’re challenging crafters to make life creative and make it yourself. Be an MIYer!

One of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season is to bring the family together for a fun and festive project. The interactive Christmas tree – a tree that allows kids to interact by decorating and hanging ornaments on it – is the perfect way to engage your children in the spirit of making.


This interactive tree makes it easy for MIYers to create an exceptional homemade gift with or for a child. So, whether you are looking for a way to keep the kiddos busy during holiday gatherings, or you want to give a fun gift during the holidays, all it takes is a few basic products.

Using green felt and straight pins, you can start creating the shape of the tree and ornaments. Then, with the aid of a sewing machine, simply stitch everything together and stuff the tree with Fiberfil. You can also use embroidery thread to add an extra pop of panache to the ornaments.


When you’re finished, add a homemade star to top off the tree.

MIY with the Family: Interactive Christmas Tree

Join the maker movement as a JOANN Make It Yourselfer. For more in-depth project directions and to purchase all the supplies you need this season, visit


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