Felt Reindeer Ornament

Oh I am SOOOO excited to share these ADORABLE cute Felt Reindeer Ornaments. Actually it is a two for one craft.. you can either make a Rudolph Brooch or a reindeer ornament. The brooch is a little easier for kids to manage, the ornament is great for a more experience sewer. It is still easy, but you have to manage “holding” bit in place. We love DIY Christmas Ornaments and hope you enjoy this one too! This is a great project to get kids into sewing and we have a fabulous resource of Kids Sewing Projects FOR CHRISTMAS, as well as more general sewing projects for kids for you to browse and check out!

Joining in with the fab Sew a Softie Challenge for Christmas! Find out more over on Colored Buttons!

reindeer-softie First published in Dec 2016 and republished for your convenience

Felt Reindeer Ornament – Materials:

You only need VERY little of the following felt colours…. but it is nice to have them all!

  • Mid brown felt
  • Dark brown felt
  • White felt
  • Red felt
  • Black felt
  • Red ribbon and bell (optional)
  • Needles and threads
  • A little stuffing
  • I did a simple printable pattern for you too!

Felt Reindeer Ornament – How To:

We have a little video for you, which shows how to make the Reindeer as a brooch. The Brooch is a little easier to make if you are working on this with kids! I do rather adore the ornament though. But they are both cute!

Below the video we have the step by step photos for the Felt Reindeer Ornament!

Felt Reindeer Ornament – Step by Step Photos

1. Cut all your pieces out first.


Begin by adding the details to both the face and body. Secure the black felt eyes with one white stitch each.

Add the mouth piece with 3 stitches and the body piece with 6 stitches.

Add the red nose with one simple red stitch.


Sew your two body pieces together, leaving the top of your felt reindeer ornament’s body open.



Position the head pieces around the body.

Sew along the neck.


Add a little stuffing. And sew shut.

Now add a ribbon and bell and your little Felt Reindeer Ornament is finished! Ta da!! SO SO SOOOOOO cute!