I once lived in a small apartment, so small that we did not have space for a Christmas tree so the only option was to make a Christmas Shower Curtain.
My daughter turned two this year and I wanted her to have a tree.
I started to think of creative ways to have a Christmas tree in our space and finally I had my a-ha! moment.
Christmas Shower Curtain for Under $20
I gathered up a few supplies and got to work turning a plain white shower curtain into a glorious DIY Christmas tree.
I left our tree fairly sparse with ornaments because I thought it would be neat to add some as my daughter grows.
The shower curtain is easy to store and can be used year after year.
Materials – Most can be found around the house or at a dollar store.
White shower curtain – I bought the micro-suede type curtain from Walmart for $12
Green Paint – I used acrylic paint as that is what was accessible to me. In further researching it seems you can use acrylic paint on fabric but they suggest diluting it a bit so it is not as stiff.
Felt – In colors you desire for your ornaments.
How to create your DIY Christmas shower curtain.
Spread out your shower curtain on a large flat surface.
Tip – you may want to place a large piece of cardboard under your curtain in case the paint bleeds.
I also had to iron my Christmas shower curtain as the creases from the package were not smoothing out on their own.
Trace a large Christmas tree shape on your shower curtain.
We free handed mine with blue crayon.
If you use acrylic paint it will cover the crayon.
Paint in your tree with the green paint.
I used sponge brushes as that is what I had on hand but my edges are not as clean as I would like.
You may have to paint on a second coat (I did).
Cut out ornament shapes from your felt.
If you web search ‘ornament clip art’ you will find many different options to use as a template.
Decorate your felt ornament with markers and anything else you would like.
This is a great time to have fun and get creative.
Once your Christmas shower curtain has dried you can put it up and place on your ornaments.
I found it easiest to glue on my ornaments while the shower curtain was hanging.
We left lots of room for more decorations as every year I would like to add more.
We have many Kid friendly Christmas Crafts like Christmas Gingerbread Ornaments, Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts and take a look at Family Christmas Tradition Ideas and then relax with a Messy Little Christmas.