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How to Make Christmas Felt Ornaments

Updated on November 18, 2015

Making Felt Christmas Decorations

Every Christmas I try to make something different. Last year it was paper Christmas decorations, but this year I'm in love with felt. Believe me, creating such decorations is very easy.

First of all, decide what kind of Christmas felt decorations do you want to make. Will it be Santa? Snowman? Christmas tree? Bubble? Christmas pudding? Candy sticks? Gingerman? Ginger house?

Is going to be for a Christmas tree that you can hang around the house and keep it for the next year? Don't forget to drop in art shop to buy the necessary materials...

General shopping list - for making these ornaments

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felt ornament, christmas felt decoration, christmas, felt

This is a general list for making Christmas Felt decorations:

Felt colour squares (Red, green and white) Other colour scheme? Check out my Squidoo lense on Christmas Colour Schemes)

- Sewing (Crewel) Needle

- Sewing or Embroidery threads

- Pins

- Scissors

- Ribbons

- Stuffing

- Paper

- Pencil

(P.S. I prefer to use stuffing to make three dimensional ornaments)

Let's start! - I was making Chrstmas Trees by following these really easy steps:

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felt ornament, christmas felt decoration, christmas, felt

1. Prepare paper templates for desired ornament. Just type your word like "Felt Santa" decorations or Christmas Tree Felt in Google and select "images" option. Print if it's easier for you.

2. Cut out the shapes.

3. If you plan to hang your ornament, don't forget to attach ribbon.

4. If you have some small decorations for the top of the ornament, attach them before sewing.

5. Prepare the thread and go ahead! There are many stitching styles. This one is the easiest!

6. Don't forget to stuff the ornament. Personally, I think it looks much better than a flat ornament.

2 ornaments: Christmas trees and stuffed xmas letters - Not bad for the first time!

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Noel is an alternate word for Christmas. These felt ornaments are going to be hanged on fishing net (invisible) and attached to the door frame.I prefer to stuff felt ornaments. Do not like flat decorations. Use toy stuffing. Stuffing is widely available from any art & crafts shop.I have added first letter of my son name. Cute, don't you think?Close up: I attached letter with cross stitch.I have attached small hanger made from green ribbon.
Noel is an alternate word for Christmas. These felt ornaments are going to be hanged on fishing net (invisible) and attached to the door frame.
Noel is an alternate word for Christmas. These felt ornaments are going to be hanged on fishing net (invisible) and attached to the door frame.
I prefer to stuff felt ornaments. Do not like flat decorations. Use toy stuffing. Stuffing is widely available from any art & crafts shop.
I prefer to stuff felt ornaments. Do not like flat decorations. Use toy stuffing. Stuffing is widely available from any art & crafts shop.
I have added first letter of my son name. Cute, don't you think?
I have added first letter of my son name. Cute, don't you think?
Close up: I attached letter with cross stitch.
Close up: I attached letter with cross stitch.
I have attached small hanger made from green ribbon.
I have attached small hanger made from green ribbon.

"How to Make" section - Best felt Christmas ornaments instructions on internet

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felt decorations

Here is a list of the best "how to make" felt ornament instructions. All of these ornaments are created by very talented people. They have inspired me to do all my handmade decorations this Christmas!

Credit goes to Elsie and Lupin from Bugs and Fishes

How to make Half eaten gingerbread man

How to make Christmas Puddings

How to make Vintage Felt Baubles

How to make Felt Candy Cane Ornaments

How to make Christmas Baubles

How to make Christmas Stars and Hearts

Those will keep you busy

Happy Stitch: 30 Felt and Fabric Projects for Everyday
Happy Stitch: 30 Felt and Fabric Projects for Everyday

Have you ever wondered how to make felt decorations? Don't go far. This book is amazing. It has so many ideas... It's very innovative. This book has a collection of 30 Felt & Fabric projects for everyday. It has step by step instructions with beautiful photographs.

 

Great gift for a crafty friend

Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations
Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations

This one is the top seller on Amazon in the Crafts & Hobbies section. Ever wondered how to make them? It's a great gift for a crafty person you might know :) Fa la la la Felt book is fun. It offers 45 festive handmade holiday decorations. It has felt birds, owls and many more :)

 

Christmas Felt Ornaments Gallery - felt decorations

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Feeling lazy? - Great selection of felt ornaments

Dimensions Needlecrafts Felt Applique, Whimsical Birds Ornaments - Set of 3
Dimensions Needlecrafts Felt Applique, Whimsical Birds Ornaments - Set of 3

One word - Whimsical.

These are very cute Whimsical Birds Ornaments. Love them so much! It's quite quick and to create them. Give it a try!

 

Please share your opinion on working with felt? What is your favorite ornaments? How do you get inspired?

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      Nelly van der Werff 3 years ago from The Netherlands

      Very nice!

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      Value Apartments 3 years ago from London

      Amazing Ideas!! I will try this out.

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      desilegend 3 years ago

      @AshleyStaten: I'm using basic stuffing like thisMountain Mist Fiberloft Polyester Stuffing, 3 Pounds

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      AshleyStaten 3 years ago

      What are you using for the stuffing?

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      These are adorable. I've made felt ornaments off and on over the years and these look cute and easy.

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      NTxWriter 5 years ago

      I love felting and have made felted handbags and other things. Great ideas for Christmas ornaments!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Adding this lens on A Handmade Christmas.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love working with felt, this year I have been making heart ornaments. Love your little trees:)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Nice! It's fun to work with felt. These would be fun to make. Thanks for the ideas!