Simple Handmade Felt Ornament


Looking for a delightful and easy holiday craft suitable for kids aged 3 and above? Handmade felt ornaments might be just the thing! Crafting these charming decorations involves simple steps and materials easily found at your local craft store.

To start, gather your materials: felt sheets in assorted colors, a needle, thread, wool roving, and scissors. Choose your preferred ornament shape—whether it’s a classic snowflake, a festive tree, or a jolly reindeer.

  1. Cut Out Identical Shapes: Begin by cutting two identical shapes from the felt. Ensure they’re the same size to match up neatly.
  2. Stitching Magic: Thread a needle with your desired color and begin blanket stitching the two felt pieces together. As you stitch around the edges, leave a small opening for stuffing.
  3. Stuff with Joy: Once you’ve stitched around most of the ornament, gently stuff it with wool roving. Be careful not to overstuff; a little fluff goes a long way in adding dimension.
  4. Seal the Deal: Finish stitching the opening closed, tie off the thread, and trim any excess.

Voila! Your adorable handmade felt ornament is ready to add a touch of homemade charm to your holiday decor. Hang them on your tree, adorn gifts with them, or create a garland by stringing several together—the possibilities are endless!

Not only are these ornaments simple and fun to make, but they also offer a great opportunity for kids to get creative and develop their crafting skills. Plus, they make heartfelt gifts for friends and family, showcasing your thoughtfulness and creativity.

So, gather the family, put on some festive tunes, and get crafting! With just a few materials and some imagination, you’ll have a collection of delightful handmade ornaments to cherish for seasons to come. Happy crafting!

Remember, if you’re searching for a delightful holiday activity that’s both simple and enjoyable, making these felt ornaments might just be the perfect choice. Happy crafting!

Looking to explore more creative crafting ideas beyond felt ornaments? Dive into the art of tree weaving in one of our blog post titled “Crafting: Tree Weaving“. Explore the step-by-step guide and unleash your creativity with this captivating craft.

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

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