Hi, glad to be back over here to show you how to make DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments! After my posts for Halloween and Thanksgiving, I’m up for another holiday that’s way more important in America than here in the Netherlands. I guess you already noticed that although I pretend to be a straightforward basic Dutch girl, I secretly love all holiday-related crafts…
Today I wanted to make some felt ornaments for Christmas. My initial idea was to create basic flat shapes. However, to make the project a bit more visually interesting I decided to add another dimension. Literally. This sounds very complex, however, it’s very, very simple. My 6 yo made a few herself and loved it. So please join me in this tutorial to create DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments! If you want more Christmas tutorial, check out our Christmas Sewing Projects Section.
DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments
Felt Ornaments Requirements
- Felt. Of course. Not much of it though, just four circles with the desired diameter of the ornament.
- Ribbon, about five inches.
- Sequins. Optional, but the main part of the fun over here.
- Glue to attach the sequins. If you’d like your ornaments to hold up for another year, don’t glue but sew them on…
- Matching thread and a sewing machine.
DIY Felt Ornaments Instructions
Felt Ornaments Step 1:Fold the ribbon in half and place it onto one of the felt circles.
Felt Ornaments Step 2: Place another circle on top of it.
Felt Ornaments Step 3: Stitch a straight line across the circles, catching the ribbon in your stitching. Don’t forget to secure your stitching on top and bottom by sewing back and forth a few stitches.
Felt Ornaments Step 4: Your ornament-to-be should look like this now.
Felt Ornaments Step 5: Fold the circles to the sides.
Felt Ornaments Step 6: Place the other two circles on the sides of your ornament. The first circles with the ribbon are sandwiched in between the second circles.
Felt Ornaments Step 7: Again, sew a straight line across the circles. This stitching should be on top of the seam you first sewed. Don’t forget to secure your stitching!
Felt Ornaments Step 8: Open up your ornament a bit, to emphasize its dimensions.
Felt Ornaments Step 9: You could stitch or embroider along the edges of the four “leaves” of the object, thus sewing them together back to back.
Felt Ornaments Step 10: Sew or glue your sequins onto the felt.
Felt Ornaments Step 11: Now off to get yourself a Christmas tree!
Felt Ornaments Step 12: I loved the white edition as well…
… and these were made by my 6 yo. She explicitly wanted to use “Christmas colors”.
Other Christmas Sewing Projects
Be sure to check out our other Christmas Sewing Projects: here’s a few favorites: