These felt Christmas ornaments only require felt, thread, buttons and a template (use our free printable template!), and they look so nice on the tree. The prep work is minimal, so you can really get into creating and enjoy making these ornaments for your tree, family, and friends.
- felt (I chose colors that would go nicely with our tree decor)
- embroidery thread
- embroidery needle
- buttons or other notions
- ornament template
All of these supplies can be found at your local craft store. The type of thread and needle can be switched up, and also these are the half pearl beads we used with glue.
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Choose the colors of the thread and felt, and then let your children enjoy creating. You will end up with ornaments that go well together with your Christmas decor but still show off your children’s creativity.
1. CUT THE FELT
Using the stencil, trace the ornament shapes onto the felt, and cut out two of them.
2. ADD NOTIONS AND STITCHING TO THE FRONT PIECE
This was our favorite step! Add accents to your ornament with buttons, pearls, sequins, stitching, etc.
3. STITCH THE PIECES TOGETHER
We used a simple whipstitch, but there are certainly other methods too. Here is an easy to follow tutorial on how to make the whipstitch. Stop sewing about 2/3 of the way to add in stuffing.
4. LEAVE AN OPENING TO ADD STUFFING
When you get about 2/3 of the way done sewing, stop and add in the stuffing. We simply used pulled apart cotton balls. You do not need a lot. Then finish sewing the two pieces together.
5. FINALLY ADD A STRING AT THE TOP TO HANG FELT CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
Stitch a piece of of string or cord through the top to make a loop for hanging your ornament.