Felt Carousel Christmas Tree Ornaments
How To Make These Easy Carousel Christmas Tree Ornaments
Every year my family and I make a new Christmas tree ornament, card or present for both decorating and gifting. This was a recent Christmas project. I have always loved carousel horses and horses in general so this was really enjoyable. It makes a great ornament, package decoration or gift for any horse or carousel enthusiast.
This felt carousel horse Christmas tree ornament is easy to do and fun to decorate. You can make it as complex or simple as you like. The original design for this ornament was drawn by me so feel free to print it out for your use or create your own.
What you'll need to make this ornament
* White Felt - Body of horsr ornament
* Ribbon - for decorating
* Yarn or floss - for the mane and tail
* Polyfil - for stuffing
* Fabric glue - for glueing on ribbon
* Fabric paint for painting on hooves and face
Do You Make Your Own Christmas Tree Ornaments?
The Pattern For The Carousel Horse Christmas Tree Ornament - Free Felt Carousel Horse Pattern
I know it looks a bit puffy here but once you stitch it up it gets a whole lot skinnier.
Steps For Carousel Christmas Tree Ornament
Making Your Carousel Horse Christmas Tree Ornament
* Trace Pattern Onto Felt And Cut 2 Patterns
* Sew Together Carousel Horse OrnamentI really like to hand stitch these sorts of things. It's kind of meditative for me. However it would save time with a sewing machine. Be sure to leave the whole top line (neck and back of the horse open.
* Invert The Body Of The OrnamentThe legs are kinda narrow so can be a bit tricky. Use a pencil or some other object to push these inside out.
* Cut Lengths Of Floss For Mane & TailApply floss generously along the neckline and tail.
* Sew Mane And Tail Area.The mane area will be covered with decorations so no worries to be too neat. The tail area may be exposed but you can also cover it with decorations if you wish. At this point the back of the Carousel Horse Ornament should still be left open.
* Stuff And finish Sewing Shut.The back area will also be covered with decorations to hide any sewing flaws.
* Apply Ribbon Decorations Using Fabric Glue.
* Glue On Ears
* Paint Face And Hoovesand allow to dry thoroughly.
* Add Floss For HangingIn this instance I used gold but of course any color would work fine including the white used for the mane and tail.
White Felt - The Fabric Of Choice For This Project - I used white but you could use any color that suits you.
The great thing about doing this kind of ornament is that you can literally do anything that you desire. Make them red or purple with gold swirls. Decorate them with beads, ribbons or jewelry. Really the only thing holding you back is your own imagination.
Assorted Ribbons For Decorating Your Carousel Christmas Tree Ornaments
I love this assortment because it gives you plenty of color options without having to buy roll after roll of various colors.
Fabric Glue For Attaching Ears And Ribbons - I love the fine point application tip that allows you to use as much or as little as you need.
Use Sparingly as the glue will soak through the felt fairly easily. But this is my favorite glue for using with fabrics. it's non-staining and holds well.
Fabric Paint For Painting On The Eyes And Facial Features - Though you could paint on all sort of decorations and designs with a wonderful color assortment as t
I pretty much only used basic black fabric paint on my example here, but you could have all sorts of fun with this stuff. This particular type adds dimension as well as color.
A Really Beautiful Book On Carousels
In case you are needing some inspiration to make your carousel horse ornaments a little different and unique to make them truly one of a kind and personal.
About The Author Of This Felt Carousel Horse Christmas Tree Ornament Page
Mona Majorowicz of Wild Faces Gallery
My name is Mona Majorowicz I am a professional artist who has been making my living selling my work for some time now. I am an animal artist, (meaning I paint critters) who works primarily in Oil Pastel or Water Soluble Pencil.
I own and operate Wild Faces Gallery with my husband Mike in a small rural town in Iowa. There we sell my original artwork and prints, as well as do quality custom framing and offer Giclee printing for other artists as well as for ourselves. I have over 20 years in ate art and framing industry both as a business owner and as a working artist.
Animals are my passion and art is how I chose to express it.