Hi ya’ll! I love easy DIY Christmas projects, especially ones that my kiddos can join in on. These super easy DIY felt Christmas ornaments are perfect for a kids craft night. As well as, a great way to save money when decorating your own tree!
In this tutorial I made two DIY felt Christmas ornaments with random objects that I had in my craft supply stash. Then I let my youngest son get creative with one, and I made another with a little more thought and detail. I may be a little biased but I think they all turned out very well! (hehe)
Also, to make things easier I have a FREE template for you!
What Are DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments?
DIY felt Christmas ornaments are simply 2 pieces of felt that have been cut into a fun shape, then glued together and stuffed with poly fill. You can decorate them with just about anything you can glue down. I used buttons, pom poms, and Christmas confetti. I also added a cute stitch pattern on my snowman!
What You Can Use To Decorate DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments
- Craft Pom Poms
- Christmas Confetti
- Ribbon and Trim
- Puffy Fabric Paint
- Cut-Out Felt Shapes
- Small Wooden Shapes (Snowflakes, Presents, etc.)
What You Need
- Glue (I used my hot glue gun but you can also use fabric glue)
- Yarn or String
- Poly Fiber Fill
- Glitter Glue
- Hot Glue Gun (Optional)
- Stuffing Stick (Optional)
How To Make DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments
TIP: If you are using a hot glue gun plug it in now so it will be ready to use at the end of Step 1.
Step 1: Cut Out Your Favorite Shapes
*To do this step you can either download my shape templates or you can free hand them. But for the sake of this tutorial I am using my tree template and will use it as reference.
Once you download the shape templates simply cut out the tree and trace it on green felt. You will need 2 trees- 1 for the front and 1 for the back. Then cut the trees out of the felt.
Now cut a small square out of brown felt for the tree trunk. Then glue it on the bottom of the back tree, leaving a slight overhang. Set aside.
Step 2: Decorate The Front Tree
In this step you and your kiddos can let your creativity shine! You can either glue on random craft supplies that you have lying around or cut out fun shapes and zigzags using spare felt.
I decided to decorate my tree with spare buttons in multiple colors and sizes. Then using some glitter glue, I added a star at the top.
Step 3: Glue Front And Back Together
Once the decorations and glitter glue dries you can glue together the front and back pieces.
Start gluing from the top down, doing small sections at a time.
However, be sure to leave a small opening at the bottom to add poly fiber fill.
P.S.- I got into the zone and forgot to take a photo as I was gluing the tree together. Thus the reason for the photo of the snowman. (hehe)
Step 4: Stuff With Poly Fiber Fill
You will start by adding small portions of poly fiber fill into the ornament at a time. You can use your finger or a stuffing stick to tuck the poly fiber fill into the branches and small spaces.
Once you have the entire tree filled, close the hole by gluing the front and back pieces together.
Step 5: Add A Hanging Loop
In this step you will simply need to cut a piece of yarn or string approximately 7 inches. Take both ends and tie them into a knot to create a loop. Then add a small dot of hot glue to the back of the tree (at the top) and carefully place the knot into the glue.
How To Display DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments
My favorite and most obvious place to display these adorable DIY felt Christmas ornaments is on our family Christmas tree! However, they can be easily displayed in other places around the house if that isn’t an option or you simply want to jazz up your holiday decor!
- Hang on windows using suction cups
- Transform the typical framed gallery wall into something unique using DIY felt Christmas ornaments
- Tie them onto gifts to add something special to the wrapping
- Take the Christmas spirit with you in the car by hanging one on your review mirror
I hope you enjoyed these easy DIY felt ornaments. I really enjoyed making them and sharing them with you! You can also share your felt ornament images below in the comments, I’d love to see them!
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