Let me clarify: ornaments are not just for the Christmas tree. Particularly the felt ones that I am talking about today are fun year-round. Want to make Felt ‘Christmas’ ornaments? I’ve collected five tutorials / design themes that I like. Take your pick of any of them. Happy Ornament-making or buying!
Let’s kick-off with inspiration from the Design Pro’s at Land of Nod:
0. Embroidered Felt Christmas Ornaments
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1. Peaceful Felt Christmas Heart Ornaments
Let’s start with some ornaments that I whole-heartedly support. Here are some really cool Heart Ornaments with Peace Symbols, Made Eco & Human Friendly supporting Nepalese artisans.
They say: “Hand embroidered details are added to this handmade felt heart by skilled artisans working in a fair trade production center in Kathmandu, Nepal. Artisans use 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes. Waste dye water is drained into a neighboring garden for growing food. Wool scraps are recycled into new products.” I know you came here to find a tutorial to make your own, but buying these sure will feel great. They used to be for sale via scandinavianstitches.com.
Traditional Embroidered Felt Heart Ornaments
The colors of this heart for sure Christmas-y, but not as poppy as the dinosaurs. We like the overall design of these love hearts, but would add more white to make then stand out in the XMAS tree more. Unless you have a white tree, that
Source: Felt Sew Good
2. Felt Birdhouse Christmas Ornaments
A felted bird house… Oh my gosh…! Very Unique, and a bit more involved to make, but definitely worth it! Look at them. So inspirational.
3. Felt Bird Ornaments
Definitely a lot easier to put together are flat bird ornaments like these colorful ones.
Birds are however not as original as bird houses. It seemed like last year everyone online had the same idea: let’s felt some birds. Well, Some cooler than others. It’s a simple design you can easily make your own. Here are my favorite birds: these red & pink birds are particularly successful, don’t you think?
They were originally designed for an advent calendar, but I think they are fit for a tree.
Source: Skip to my Lou
The single blue bird below, with embroidery, is in fact a lavender sachet, to calm the senses not only at Christmas, but year round. I kind of like that idea as I have been growing my own lavender this year.
Aren’t these simply gorgeous?! ‘My Fantastic Toys’ made them, and they are very easy to make, just like the flat birds above.
So, I’m not sure if you need a ‘tutorial’ to make these (felt is so forgiving and easy to work with), but if you need one, here is the tutorial.
5. Dinosaur Christmas Ornaments
I like the whimsy of these. Not sure if they were meant to hang in a Christmas tree or just in a kids room, but to me they are the ultimate-fun Christmas decorations for families with young boys.
Source: brainchild of CarrotFever at Etsy (nfs)
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