Felt Christmas ornaments are budget-friendly., so you can make a ton of them. I designed and embellished these homemade felt Christmas tree decorations with a traditional Nordic style. The ornaments are made out of craft felt, embroidery floss, and a wee bit of fiberfill—however, a few added yarn, buttons, bells, rick rack, and glass beads.
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DIY Nordic Gnomes
My favorite ornaments are the pairs: the DIY Scandinavian Gnomes and Gingerbread People. I did not plan to make the girls, but I had to make them in pairs when I saw how lonely the guys looked.
Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments
Free Christmas Felt Craft Patterns
The patterns are a simple download. After you print out the patterns, you can trace them with a water-soluble fabric marker. After you have the patterns traced out on the felt, then cut them out in pairs (one front and one back) for each shape. I like to use my Cricut Maker to cut the felt and vinyl; find those files HERE.
Embellishing the ornaments:
The best part of making these easy felt Christmas ornaments is the decorating. This is where you can really have fun and add your own flair. Once you are happy with the decorations, it is time to start sewing the backs to the fronts.
DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments
Hand-sewing with embroidery floss and stuffing:
Hand-sewing the front and back will be in two steps.
First, sew most of it closed, but leave a small opening to stuff.
Next, after putting a tiny bit of stuffing in the ornament, you are ready to finish stitching it closed. I used the blanket stitch (learn how here) with embroidery floss to sew mine together, but you can use any thread or yarn and any stitches you like to close your ornaments.
Mrs. Gnome has cotton yarn braided for hair. I used baker’s twine as the ornament hanger. The ribbon could be used as the hanger too, but the baker’s twine was so pretty with this vintage Nordic-style collection I could not resist it.
Cookie Style Ornaments
My daughter, Olivia, has been making these adorable felt cookies ornaments. She has embellished them with puffy paint, beads, and embroidery. I think you will like all of her cookie patterns, too (you can find them here).
I have gathered some felt ornament supplies to make shopping a snap. I love the scissors and needle brands I have listed below, and they are worth the investment if you plan to use them for multiple projects:
Check back to see the full instructions and more photos of the vintage-inspired sleigh tree stand I used in this post. I have been busy with lots of projects. I have some I have already completed and wanted to share with you for some more Christmas inspiration.
For More Christmas Inspiration, See These Posts too:
Christmas Signs DIY read more HERE.
Hot Cocoa Bar Tour, see more HERE.
Easy Gnomes, see more HERE.
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