Unique Christmas ornaments aren’t always simple to find, so sometimes it’s much better to make them yourself! These DIY are a magnificent addition to any Christmas tree and felt decorations are simple to make!
If you follow me over on , then you probably already understand that I decided that I was going to decorate our whole 9 foot tree with homemade decorations this year. And I did it! Wooo hooo! I made lots of different kinds, including , leather decorations and leather and wood bead decorations and you’ll be able to find alllll of those tutorials soon. However, for now, I’m dying to instruct you how to make these Christmas decorations out of felt. They may be FUN and simple to make, so let us get right to it!
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DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments
- in whatever colors you like (I found mine in Joann Fabrics for $.69 each)
- I did not use rigid felt because I couldn’t locate any in colors I liked, however I do believe stiff felt would work even better for those decorations!
- (or a craft knife, ruler, , and cutting mat if you would like to make them by hand)
- . And YES, it actually can cut felt (and a Good Deal of other things, like wood and thick leather)
- hot glue g*n and glue sticks
- Transfer paper (–I normally use Cricut manufacturer when I am actually transferring vinyl, but this less expensive/lower quality transfer paper worked perfectly for this software)
- Cricut cutting mat
- design or suede cord
1) if you’re cutting out these by hand, you can . Apply your craft knife to create the inside cuts and then you’ll want to cut out the square. Then place it on your felt and use a to move your cut lines into your felt. Then apply your along with a ruler to reduce the straight lines in your felt.
If you are currently using a Cricut, . As soon as you are logged into Cricut Design Space and possess , all you have to do is click “Make It” and you’ll be on your path! Make certain to select the rotary blade choice once you choose your material, if it does not automatically default to that setting. I chose the conventional “felt” setting and it succeeds into the heavy cut blade, so that I changed it to the rotary blade and it cut perfectly!
You may get 2 decorations out of every 9″ x 12″ sheet of felt. After I cut my initial two or three ornaments directly on the fabric mat, so I had this “AHA!” Moment where I realized that when I put back transfer paper on the outer mat and place the felt on top of that, I would not have to worry about leaving such a wreck. It is highly recommended by me!
The transfer paper can be seen by you onto my standard cutting mat below. It worked like a charm!
2) After all of your felt is cut (which if you are utilizing a Cricut Maker cutting machine it will be super quick) you are prepared to assemble your felt ornaments. I highly suggest that you watch the video below for an overview of how the assembly works. Additionally, there are written directions under the video.
3) Then, FLIP THE ORNAMENT OVER and repeat with another square. Repeat this step until all of the squares are all glued. Be sure to flip the ornament each time so that the alternating pattern doesn’t get messed up (that I might have forgotten to flip mine a couple of occasions, hence the reason I’m highlighting that point, lol)!
After your gluing all is completed, thread ribbon or suede cord through the hole. I added some wood beads but that is completely optional. Then tie a knot and hang these Christmas decorations up ! I totally love how they turned out!
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