My idea for decorating the bottom of the tree with something safe for little hands is . . . stuffed fabric birds! I love these! They take a tiny bit of fabric and only a few minutes of time to sew. The pattern is from Laura over at Spool. You can find the pdf pattern here: Bird Pattern. I sewed up a total of eight to group around the bottom of our tree.
You can add a ribbon or a loop of some sort to hang the birds, but since I want Charlie to be able to pull these off and play with them, I just nestled them between the branches. My friend, Ann, makes these as baby shower gifts because they’re the perfect size for little hands and make great chew toys. Even if you don’t have little ones playing around your tree, though, they’re a great way to show off some favorite fabrics in your decorating!