Homemade Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments

Homemade Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments

There is a lot to wrap, label, and hang up around the holidays. We buy a lot of this around the holidays from gifts all the way down to the ornaments that we hang on our trees. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. You and your kids can make custom, homemade felt tree ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree.

These aren’t hard to make either. In fact, we are going to teach you how to make some simple felt ornaments below.

What Do You Need to Make Felt Ornaments?

The first thing you need to consider is what you will need to make these ornaments. Of course, you will need felt as well as some thread or embroidery floss, an embroidery needle, and cardboard. The exact instructions on how to use these will vary depending on the exact ornament you are crafting.

Each of these ornaments will also be stuffed with stuffing as well. You can choose to leave the cardboard template in instead but most people do not.

DIY Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments

How to Make a Felt Candy Cane Ornament

The first thing you will want to do is to make an ornament out of cardboard. This will serve as your template. Then, make a red candy cane and a white one. The white candy cane is your base but you will want to cut the red candy cane into strips.

You will want to sew the red strips – every other one to be exact – into place with red embroidery floss. This will keep them in place much easier and is far more reliable than glue would be. If you want, you can also sew the edges of the candy cane with red embroidery floss as well.

How to Make a Christmas Tree Ornament

The first thing you need to do is to make your template once again. For a Christmas tree, you have a couple choices. The simplest option is to make a triangle with a rectangle sticking out of it for the base. However, you can also use rounder and more detailed designs as well.

But what is a Christmas tree without decorations? You can use beads and embroidery floss to create the illusion of tinsel, decorations, and ornaments on your tree. You could even add some bows if you want!

How to Make a Mitten Felt Ornament

A mitten is another winter themed ornament that can be made to decorate your Christmas tree. Once again, you will need to take your cardboard and make a base. Of course, this will be simple as mittens have a uniform shape so you won’t have too much creativity to your ornament just yet.

You will then take whatever color felt you please and make the base of the mitten. Then you can attach a small, rectangular piece for the bottom of the mitten. Remember to use embroidery floss for this and not glue so that it stays on properly.

You can then decorate your mitten much like you did your tree. Use embroidery floss, buttons, bows, and beads to your heart’s content to make the perfect mitten in your mind.

How to Make a House Felt Ornament

This is probably the most complex option on this list but don’t worry! You start the same way as the others – with a cardboard base. Then you will want to cover the template with felt, attaching the colors to one another with embroidery floss.

You will also want to attach a door and window with embroidery floss as well. You can then decorate it as you please with embroidery floss, bows, buttons, and more.

How to Make a Basic Felt Ornament

From the most complex to the most simple; how do you make a simple Christmas ornament out of felt? To do this, you will want you to create a circular template from cardboard. Then, you can choose a color of felt you want your ornament to be.

Finally, you can decorate the ornament how you want. This can be further felt decorations or, once again, beads, bows, embroidery floss and more.

How to Create a Hanger For Your Ornaments

Of course, each of these ornaments needs a hanger. This is rather simple, though, and can be done in a couple seconds. The loop can be made out of embroidery floss or yarn. You simply need to make a loop and attach it by sewing it into place.

Make sure that this loop is big enough to fit on a branch so the ornament can go on the tree. Remember, it’s okay if the loop is a little big but if it’s small it can be problematic.

Benefits of Using Felt Ornaments

There are some benefits of using felt ornaments around the holidays. Now that we have gone over how to make these ornaments, let’s take a look at how these ornaments can benefit you.

Easy for Kids and Adults

Young children may need help with the sewing but generally this is a great chance for the whole family to pitch in. With each member of the family helping out, you’ll have the whole tree decorated in no time.

A Great Outlet for Creativity

The great thing about felt ornaments is the fact that no two are exactly the same. So, you get the chance to be creative and make something all your own. This is great to see the ideas that you and your family will come up with.

Inexpensive Option

One benefit of making felt ornaments is that they are inexpensive. All the craft supplies that you need are relatively cheap and the entire project can cost you less than buying a new set of ornaments from the store.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to make these ornaments, it is easy to get started. You know the benefits, materials, and basic instructions to get you ready to go. So, go ahead and let your creativity fly and make some felt ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree.

Homemade Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments are a fun, pretty and easy-to-make Christmas craft project for both kids and adults!

DIY Joy Christmas Sign – Tis The Season to Be Jolly!

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DIY Craft Today – JOY Christmas Sign

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I am really trying to prepare this year for Christmas, before I know it, snow will be on the ground and carols being sung! I was sent a bunch of stunning holiday ribbon and I wanted to create this really fun JOY Christmas Sign! I actually already had the letters, I used them taking photos of a family! Before Clay was born I did photography for families a little on the side. Nothing major just a fun little hobby!

It is quite early to fully be thinking of Christmas, I know! But, I had the ribbon, I was itching to do something so I did. I took pictures of it out, but I took it down and stored it with all my Christmas Decor. In a few months I will pull it out and decorate for real!

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The fun thing about making this DIY Joy Christmas Sign is that you can get really creative when choosing your ribbon! You can get glitter, burlap, polka-dot, cute prints and more. Just use whatever will compliment your home and add some Christmas cheer! If you end up with extra ribbon, you can always use it to make bows for your gifts this year! 

If you like to craft, I would really check them out, they have a ton of pretty ribbons to choose from for any occasion!

Joy Christmas Sign 

Joy Christmas Sign

This craft is really easy to do, so here are the steps below on how to make this beautiful Christmas joy sign!

Supplies:

J and Y Letters (I used wood ones and painted them and added glitter)
Styrofoam Wreath
Ribbon
Pins or Hot Glue Glun

Directions:

First off if you have letters and you want to paint them, then do so. Spray paint works great. Mine I spray painted black, then took a good layer of modge podge and coated them, and sprinkled with glitter. Let dry, repeated till they reached how glittery I wanted. Then I spray painted a clear coat on them so the glitter wouldn’t fall off.

With your wreath, take your ribbon and secure it with either hot glue or a pin on the inside, like pictured above. Then start wrapping your ribbon tightly around the wreath. Once it is all wrapped just secure it with another pin on the inside so you can see it, or hot glue it.

And your done! Set your letters on a shelf, hang them on the wall, or do whatever you would like!

I wish I had a tutorial for my letters I painted and sparkled up, I just had them already done from years ago. I share in the steps how to do it, it was really easy! You can choose any colors you want, ribbon and such to fit your style! This is a very versatile craft, that is easy to do! 

DIY joy Christmas Sign

Stay tuned for more holiday crafts, that will be coming soon!

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Fun with Teletubbies Bubbles – Make Bubble Art!

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In honor of the new release of the Teletubbies Bubbles DVD on June 20th, I thought it would be fun to get outside and create art using bubbles with my son, Clay! In the new DVD Teletubbies Bubbles, the Teletubbies chase and pop bubbles, and I wanted to create a fun craft with my little guy around bubbles! He loves watching Teletubbies when they come on television, so it is nice to have three new DVDs so he can watch, while learning and having fun! And this year, the Teletubbies are celebrating “20 Years of Big Hugs” all throughout 2017.

Teletubbies Bubbles

I was sent the Bubbles, Twinkle Twinkle and Big Hugs DVDs along with a plush Teletubbie. When I opened the package, Clay’s face just lit up! He is really into stuffed and plush toys, so now he loves to take it to sleep with him during his nap. Of course right away we had to put on one of the DVDs so Clay could watch it. The brand new Teletubbies Bubbles DVD will be released on June 20th. Clay is already fascinated with Bubbles, so he loved seeing them in this show all about them! The most fun part of the DVD is a bubble party filled with all sorts of bubbles, even one so big children could stand inside the bubble! It is full of giggle-inducing and smile-creating moments.

But I really love Teletubbies because it is also learning show for him. It is great for physical development, communication, social and emotional development and more. Teletubbies teach your child tasks and information in each episode. They use words like “again again” to let your child understand how to use the word, as they repeat what they were doing!

If you have not watched the Teletubbies, their world is so colorful, and it is really engaging for little kids. They can’t help but watch, because it draws them in. As your child grows they can engage in the questions the Teletubbies ask, and they can join in dancing and other activities. It is a show that I love Clay to watch, as I know he is growing and learning! You can find out more about the developmental benefits of Teletubbies HERE.

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If you want to create bubble art with one of your little children, you should give it a try. It is easy and your child will love it! Clay is still pretty young, so he is learning, and he did a wonderful job creating a pretty piece of art work we can hang on the fridge!

First off you want to either make your own bubble solution or buy a bottle of bubbles. I had bubbles on hand, so I went ahead and just used store bought. But, if you prefer to make your own, it is easy to do, and works just the same!

Next add in some food coloring into separate bowls or containers. I did small portions, and did 1 drop of each color. I let Clay pick out 3 colors. In each container, add a little bit of the bubble solution, and mix with the food coloring. You can add more drops of coloring to reach the desired color you want.

After you have your bubble solution colored, grab some white paper, canvas or whatever you want your child to paint on! Then head outside because it can get a little messy! We went ahead and used white paper, so he could do as many pictures as he wanted.

Bubble Art

Then let them take a bubble wand, and dip into the solution, and then blow bubbles onto the paper. Clay struggled at first learning how to blow bubbles, but with some practice he learned how! It will add a fun color to the paper, creating a custom piece of art work!

Once he got the bubbles on the paper he popped them himself, or they popped right away! He loved being able to see the colors go onto the paper! This does work really well, and you can use any color of food coloring you want, and as many colors!

Then just let it air dry, and then you can hang it up in your child’s room, hang on the fridge, or make cards for family members! Each bubble art you do will have a new and unique design! It is a blast doing, and I know we will be doing more of these this summer!

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Have fun painting with bubbles with this outdoor craft art project!

DIY Patriotic Bunting Craft – Perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July

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As we head into summer it’s time to great ready for all of the patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and 4th of July! To make decorating fun, easy AND adorable we have this easy DIY patriotic bunting craft! This rustic style bunting uses old blue jeans along with red and white striped fabric and strips of burlap to create a flag bunting to decorate your home, your front porch, your BBQ space or classroom. The instructions are easily adjustable to make your bunting as big or as small as you would like. I’m thinking this decor would look great all summer long!

One more bonus is that this DIY patriotic bunting craft requires no sewing skills! I think that hot glue is a lot easier than using a needle and thread or running a sewing machine. You can find the other supplies at your local craft store, or easily get them to your home within a couple days through the links below. If you don’t have an old pair of jeans to use, you can always buy a small piece of new denim or head to your local thrift shop to pick up a pair of jeans.

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DIY Patriotic Bunting Craft

**This bunting was cut to make 8 flags.  It measures a bit over 8 feet 3 inches long. If you want a longer or shorter strip of bunting, the fabric yardage may need adjusted.  If you would like a short bunting, we recommend making the flags smaller.**

No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Process Start

Supplies:

½ yard Red and White Stripe fabric
¼ yard denim fabric or you can use an old pair of blue jeans
hot glue
hot glue gun
burlap
white acrylic paint
small paint brush

No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Stars

Instructions:

  1. Cut the red and white striped fabric to approximately 9 ¾ x 5 ½ inches.  We cut out 8 flags for this bunting.
  2. Next, cut the denim. We used an old pair of kidsjeans that were outgrown and had too many holes in them to donate.  You will need to cut out 8 rectangles.  Ours are not all exactly the same size (that’s part of its charm) but they are between 3 ¼ and 3 ½ inches long and 2 ½ and 2 ¾ inches wide.
  3. Using a small paint brush draw a star on each of the blue jean patches.  You could leave them as just the outline or paint them in.  It’s all personal preference!  Let the paint dry. No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Burlap
  4. Cut 4 long strips of burlap.  Don’t worry about being straight or perfect.  The burlap will fray a bit.  The strips should be about 25 inches long each.
  5. Tie them together to make one long strand.
  6. Now comes piecing everything together.  Fold one side of each of your flags.  We folded ours down 2 ½ inches making each flag the same size. No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Piece Together
  7. Using the hot glue gun, glue on your star patches on the top right hand corner.
  8. Next, flip over your flag to the back.  Lift the ‘flap’ open and place your burlap leaving yourself enough room on the ends to hang it, hot glue the burlap to the flag.  (We hot glued each side of the burlap) Then close shut.
  9. Repeat.  We did 2 flags before each of the burlap knots on mine.
  10. Hang your flag bunting!

This DIY Patriotic Bunting Craft features easy to make flags using old blue jeans! It's a new-sew project perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.