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 have planned! Today I wanted to share a project I made for my 10-month-old daughter (who I call Jellybean on this blog) – a Christmas Tree Stacking Ring toy! These are so much fun and were created using the Heather Bailey pattern!
When Bugaboo was born, my mom tackled this same project – creating fabric stacking rings. She found this great pattern by Heather Bailey and made some adorable rings in all different colors and patterns!! The kids have loved playing with them! With two kids, I figured it would be fun to add another set, plus I was itching to try this pattern! I’ve read, and heard from my mom, about how interesting the pattern is. They were right and there are definitely moments when you really don’t know how it is all going to come together, but then it does, and you feel really proud of yourself! My Christmas tree stacking toy was made using only fabrics and supplies I had on hand. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I love the slight twist on such a classic baby toy!
I followed the Heather Bailey pattern exactly so there isn’t a tutorial for these rings! I’ve included the supplies I used and some process shots for fun! I wasn’t originally planning to add the colorful ric rac and pom-pom ribbon. Once I had my tree stacked though, it was screaming for something. I think the ribbon looks like fun ornaments or garland strung on my fabric Christmas tree!
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
The last thing I did was to add a small yellow felt star to the top of our tree!! All finished!! Maybe this Christmas tree will help distract her from our real one! I doubt it – but I know she’ll still have fun with this one!!