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.
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.
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.
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.