Create these adorable DIY Christmas Tree Stacking Rings as a fun holiday take on the classic fabric baby toy!
Good morning! I’m here today with the 6th Day of a Handmade Holiday! We are now half way through all of the fun DIY holiday projects I’ll be sharing this year. Today I wanted to share a project I made for my daughter – a Christmas Tree Stacking Ring toy! It’s a fun holiday take on the classic fabric baby toy.
For this project, I used a pattern by Heather Bailey. Heather Bailey has the cutest patterns for kids toys. My mom used this pattern to create fabric stacking rings for my first kiddo when he little. She used fun pastel colors with cute patterns on them and the toy received so much love over the years.
I thought it would be fun to create another stacking ring toy for my daughter using different shades of green fabric for the rings and brown fabric for the fabric pole. It would make such a cute Christmas tree! After making it, I decided to add some colorful trim to the edges so it would look like the tree was decorated. My daughter also loves feeling the different textures of the trims.
The final touch was adding a star to the top of the tree using yellow felt!
I followed the Heather Bailey pattern exactly so there isn’t a sewing tutorial for these rings. I’ve included the supplies I used and some process shots for fun!
Supplies Needed for a Christmas Tree Stacking Ring Toy: (not all items are pictured below!)
- Heather Bailey Happy Stacker Ring Toy Pattern
- Five different green fabrics in different shades or patterns
- Brown fabric for the tree trunk pole
- Ribbon for the top of the tree trunk
- Yellow felt scrap for the star
- Five different colorful ribbons, pom-pom trims, or ric rac to decorate the rings
- Sewing notions: Thread, scissors, ruler, pencil, pins, needle
- Interfacing – types needed are listed on the pattern
- Poly Fil Stuffing
Below are a few pictures I snapped while making the rings. The pattern is really nice with clear instructions. The rings below are half way done and are ready for the trickiest part – sewing them closed and turning them inside out! This took some focus to understand this part but once I got the hang of it on the first one the others after that were were much easier!
Here are the rings and poles! They are all finished but definitely missing something!
Colorful ribbon of course!! I dug through my ribbon bin and found these fun and colorful Rick-rack and pom-pom trims. I hand stitched these to the sides of the rings, trying to keep them as level as possible!
The last thing I did was to add a small yellow felt star to the top of the tree! All finished! Maybe this Christmas tree will help distract my little one from our real one! I doubt it – but I know she’ll still have fun with this one :)