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If you’re looking for a cheap and easy holiday gifts or decorations, this felt ornaments DIY is for you. All supplies can be purchased at the dollar store, and they look stunning in any color combination.
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An entire Christmas tree or holiday window display filled with these felt ornaments will make a big impact on a little budget. Individually, the ornaments can be personalized by color, or stitch on an initial for each of your friends and family.
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Only basic sewing skills are needed for this beginner sewing project. Ready to get started?
All the supplies to make felt ornaments can be found at your local dollar store. You can also save yourself a trip by clicking on each supply listed below to order them from Amazon. Either way, they are super affordable and will result in beautiful felt ornaments.
Felt Ornaments DIY Instructions
Begin by downloading the free pattern to make your ornaments linked below.
Next, print the pattern templates. Then cut them out with craft scissors.
Choose the color of felt you would like, and trace the paper patterns onto the felt with a pencil. Carefully cut out the felt shapes with scissors.
Now place one of the felt stars on top of one of the felt circles.
The next step is to thread your needle with embroidery floss in a coordinating color to prepare to sew. Thread will also work, but embroidery floss emphasizes the stitching.
Start stitching from the middle of the shapes to secure in place. Now you can get creative. Feel free to stitch a free hand design or use the pencil to sketch out your stitches, such as a snowflake design.
Add some personality with seed beads by threading them onto the needle as you stitch. White thread with white beads are perfect for the snowflake design.
Continue to stitch your design through both pieces of felt until you are satisfied with the result.
When you are finished stitching, pull the needle and thread to the back of the felt circle. Tie the thread in a knot, twice, and trim off any extra thread.
Next, place the plain felt circle on the back of the pieces you stitched together. In addition, cut out a small strip of felt approximately 1 cm x 4 cm. This piece will create the loop with which to hang your ornament.
Now fold the strip of felt in half, and insert 1 cm of the open end between the felt circles.
Then stitch around the felt circles to join them. A flat blanket stitch works well while adding a bit of a design to your ornament. Leave a small opening wide enough for stuffing.
To fill the ornament, you can use scrap felt pieces. Cut them into tiny pieces and stuff the felt through the opening.
When your ornament is plump to your liking, stitch the opening closed. Tie a knot, and cut off any extra thread.
You made a felt ornament! It is beautiful as is, but for added bling, glue on some sequins. Then they will really shine on a Christmas tree!
Don’t forget to pin this project for later, and check out some more DIY holiday crafts below.
- Download and print pattern.
- Cut out pattern with scissors.
- Trace pattern onto felt with pencil.
- Cut out felt pieces.
- Stack star on top of circle.
- Sew in center with needle and embroidery floss.
- Stitch design of choice on felt.
- Sew on seed beads.
- Place stitched pieces on top of remaining felt circle.
- Cut 1 cm x 4 cm felt strip.
- Fold strip in half.
- Place open end of strip between felt circles.
- Blanket stitch around perimeter leaving an opening.
- Stuff opening with small scraps of felt.
- Continue blanket stitch to close.
- Glue or stitch sequins to ornament if wanted.
These felt ornaments can be as simple or elaborate as you choose. Use a pencil to draw a design on the felt before stitching.
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