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How to… make quick & easy Felt Christmas Ornaments

| December 10, 2010 | 40 Comments

This is a lovely craft for your own tree, as stocking fillers, little gifts for friends or to make with older children: Simple Felt Christmas Ornaments. I made these out of odds and ends I had “lying around”, so just match up the colours of the things you have and Get Crafty!

Materials: Cookie cutter (as template, e.g. heart), assorted felt, embroidery ribbon, ribbon for hanging, bell (optional), bubble wrap/ stuffing, scissors, needle

 

 

 

 

1) Cut two stars (hearts etc) out, using a cookie cutter to trace them. I find the “smaller” the cuter and picked my smaller cutter set

2) Using a blanket stitch, start stitching.

3) Add a ribbon, continue stitching (I just stitched “over” the ribbon to secure it). When you are opposite the ribbon, add the bell – just a quick loop through the thread (optional, though I do think they are rather cute – I bought these silver ones, as I couldn’t resist them, but I have also been saving little bells from Lindt chocolate bunnies! They would do perfectly).

felt ornaments

4) Add a couple more stitches and then stuff with a little bubble wrap. You don’t need much!

5) Finish stitching.

Make lots & ENJOY!

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  1. Sarah says:

    What a fabulous idea and now I know what to do this weekend to give our tree that extra special touch AND use up all the bunny bells that are lying round the house!! Knew they would come in handy one day!!! Thanks Maggy ?

  2. mermaid says:

    They are very nice. I like that you added the little bell as well. I`ll save it to my Xmas craft folder for the next year.

  3. fabmums says:

    Oh Maggy, they are lovely! I will have a go too, I have plenty of felt cuttings, I am not very good at the sewing bit but I will do my best:)

  4. I have wanted to make something like this for weeks and you have inspired me. I shall collapse on the sofa after the performance tonight and sew away! They are beautiful! Thank you!

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    Maria – I was doing these when a friend came over “who can’t sew” and she was so excited, she sat down and made one straight away… just do a test of the blanket stitch on some spare fabric and see how you go? Alternatively, just to a simple “running stitch” (where you just go “in and out) and it should still look nice, just won’t be as neat/ strong!

    Chris – oh no, I hope I haven’t added to what is already a very busy schedule in your life!!!

  6. Amy says:

    Wow that is a wonderful and easy way for sure.. Thanks for linking up.

  7. Michelle says:

    These look awesome!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Jingle says:

    cute and creative,
    love the star shape.
    Smiles.

  9. Alethea says:

    Those are lovely! I made a Christmas tree a few years ago, bit it wasn’t nearly as lovely as your stars!

  10. Gorgeous! I love these, and they are so much fun to make x

  11. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you for all your lovely comments. I indeed did enjoy making them, especially as each one doesn’t take too long! Always a bonus!!!

    Maggy

  12. Salma says:

    Ahhhhhhhh! They look great!!!! love it!

  13. SnoopyGirl says:

    Love the Christmas ornaments! Those looks so easy to make and cute too! I shall have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  14. TheMadHouse says:

    That is wonderful, you put me to shame, I just can not find my crafting mojo at the moment, sue to all the house crisis

  15. Red Ted Art says:

    Jen – crafting Mojos come in fits and spurts and you have had a lot on your plate!! Hope everything settles down again for you and that your mojo comes back as and when… xx

  16. kbreints says:

    Very Cute! Looks simple enough for me to tackle!

  17. These are adorable! I’m determined to make them for my christmas tree next year! :D

  18. Vivian says:

    I cant wait to make some of these

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  19. Elizabeth says:

    I adore felt ornaments! The bells are so fun! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

  20. I love this idea maggy! I have never tried that stitch before. I am currently stitching my mothering law a picture drawn by my daughter.

  21. I need to make some of these ASAP! Another one of our glass ornaments bit the dust this afternoon… toddlers and fragile Christmas ornaments don’t mix well!

  22. Katy E says:

    Gorgeous decorations! And a genius way to use lindt bunny bells which I can’t bear to throw away but (until now) had no use for!! Merry Christmas! Katy from http://www.modernmummy.co.uk xxxx

  23. Nikki says:

    Those are soooooo cute!!!!!! I hit my goal of 50 links, so be sure to come back next week cuz I’m having a giveaway!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin’ crafty on hump day!!!!!!! :)

  24. These ornaments totally makes me feel right at home as this is something I grew up with but just have not done since I moved here to America.
    Thanks for reminding me and for sharing these wonderful ornaments with us.

  25. I am stopping by from Things I love Thursdays at Diaper Diaries. Those are adorable. I never would have thought to stuff them with bubble wrap. I might have to make some of these! I am your newest follower and would love a follow back on my blog!

  26. April says:

    These are so precious! Thanks for linking up and for helping out Orphaned No More! I know little Isabella would be truely greatful!

  27. Karen says:

    These turned out so cute! I love the blanket stitch and the jinglebells!

  28. Red Ted Art says:

    Aaah thank you!!

  29. Sally says:

    Love these Christmas Ornaments – they look so quick and easy.

  30. Emma Leith says:

    These are so lovely – you could make the felt from scratch as well if you had a bit more time :)

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