Today we are making DIY felt Christmas ornaments using only felt, a few beads, some thread and out free printable ornament template.
These little felt Christmas ornaments are so easy to make yourself, but look so elegant and lovely on the tree!
They make perfect handmade gifts, or as a way to add a personal touch to your own Christmas tree.
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Supplies for These Easy DIY Felt Ornament
- Felt in your favorite color. We love the gray felt.
- White thread
- White cord to hang your ornament
- White accent beads
- Ornament stencil, you can click on the photo below to download and print out the stencils
Directions for these Felt Ornaments
To start making these ornaments, first click on the template above and print it out.
Then follow the rest of the instructions.
1. Cut out the pieces
Double layer your felt and carefully cut out your ornaments using the stencil.
We used a pretty gray felt that makes all the white pearl beads just pop!
But you could use any color you like.
2. Add the Accents
On one side of your ornament start attaching your small white accent beads using small stitches with a similar color thread.
Our beads where almost like tiny little pearls.
This will be the front panel of your felt ornaments.
3. Sew the Two Pieces Together
Next, start sewing your two pieces together using the blanket stitch.
If you don’t know how to use this type of stitch, here’s a great tutorial from Tammy Hallam.
4. Continue Stitching But Leave an Opening
Before sewing both pieces together completely, leaving about 1 inch open, to add a small amount of stuffing.
You can use batting if you have extra handy, a couple of cotton balls pulled apart, or even a small plastic bag crumpled up will work too.
5. Finish Stitching
Now finish stitching up your cute little ornament and tie off with a strong double stitch and a knot.
6. String and Hang!
Finally, attach your cord to your felt ornament.
You can either stitch it in with your need and thread or string it through the top of your ornament with a larger needle.
Hang on your Christmas tree, give to a friend or sell at a craft fair!
Enjoy your cute new felt Christmas ornaments!
Here’s a quick tip:
If you want to make a few of these gorgeous little ornaments, you might find it useful to purchase or borrow a fabric cutting machine.
These machines can quickly cut out multiples of the same design, which means that you can get on with other things – such as sewing the tree pieces that are already cut.
You can find manual or electric fabric cutting machines.
Here is a great guide to help you find the right fabric cutting machine for your needs and your budget.