PARENTS are raving about a 3D felt Christmas tree which they say is keeping their kids entertained for hours - and away from the real one.
Decorating trees is a magical family tradition, but smaller children may be less interested in a real live spruce, or constantly knock off decorations.
To keep them entertained, parents are resorting to buying them their own trees made from felt.
The trees are the perfect height for toddlers at 2ft 2 ins tall, with mums saying their little ones are enjoying rearranging the baubles on their toy versions.
Various stores sell them, with Amazon selling one for £9.99 with free delivery.
After ordering her tree, this mum raved about it on Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, where her post has racked up more than 2,000 likes.
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She said: “I have just brought this off amazon for £10 for my 2 year old daughter as she loves to help and get involved. . .
“I have to say it’s such a fantastic idea we put it up and she’s had so much fun re arranging the decorations and she’s not bothered with the actual tree (not yet anyway).”
The tree comes with 18 baubles, including a star, holly, reindeer, presents and a snowman.
The website said: “DIY felt Christmas tree provides an easy and interesting way for kids to cheer and welcome Christmas.
“You will help them to play on their own while allowing them to build a Christmas tree the way they like.
“Great for Christmas decorations, a perfect addition to holiday and a decorative finish to your house around Christmas time.”
Fellow parents are now snapping them up for Christmas, with one parent saying: “I love this idea.”
Another wrote: “Omg need!!!”
A third said: “This would be a good idea for the girls.”
Someone else thought: “That’s a better idea.”
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