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Three DIY 1970’s inspired felt ornaments

21 Dec

Add some funky to this years festivities with 3 DIY 1970’s inspired felt ornaments. We crafted ours in a sunny yellow orange color scheme but they would look great in vibrant jewel tones too. So if you’re looking to add a but of 1970’s aesthetic to this years Christmas tree look no further because we’ve got 3 free DIY ornament patterns, one is no sew!

Let the sun shine in with a DIY sunshine ornament, this low sew craft is the perfect nod to the 1970s celestial aesthetic and a great way to tell someone they are the sunshine of your life. Get the free pattern and tutorial for this sunny 70’s DIY Here

You can almost hear the Sonny and Cher coming off these paisley feathers. These new so beauties are simple enough for a kid and create a really unique wow factor to any Christmas tree. DIY up some felt feathers with this free tutorial: Here

This sweet trio of birds is a happy addition to your holiday crafts. Crafted in familiar warm fall tones this unusual color pallet creates a warm sunny feel with a touch of groovy. Get the full pattern for these DIY felt birds Here

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DIY Origami Paper Boat Ornament Pattern

17 Dec

Inspired by a simple folded paper boat a DIY felt boat ornament makes an adorable addition to your Christmas tree and when used as a gift tag is a sweet way to send oceans of love to the people who keep your boat afloat.

This easy nautical felt boat pattern couldn’t be much simpler. While there isn’t much folding it does feature a wooden bamboo skewer, if you don’t happen to have one available you can easily use a twig or even a Q tip or lollipop stick. Don’t limit yourself to Christmas ornaments. These little felt boats look great in any color so you can easily match any theme or event. This free ship pattern also makes a great nautical felt craft for birthday decor or even an amazing DIY boat mobile.

To make each felt boat you will need:

8″ x 4″ felt scrap for each boat I used Antique White, Sparrow and Toffee *

4″ x 2″ white felt scrap for banner

Small scrap of red felt for heart shape Fire Engine Red

1 bamboo BBQ skewer cut to 3.5″

*matching thread

Embroidery thread to sew a hanger if making DIY felt boat as an ornament

Felt glue or hot glue

Cut:

2 felt boat bases and 1 felt sail from boat color

1 banner from white felt and 1 heart from red because it is so small it may be easier to free hand cut a heart.

Instructions to make a felt boat:

Sew sail piece to one side of one of the boat bases with a running stitch and matching thread.

Overcast stitch along the sides where marked on felt boat pattern leaving very top and bottom half of boat open.

Fold sides up and overcast stitch up the edges with matching thread. Repeat on second side.

Sew heart to one end of the banner with a running stitch. I like the look of contrasting thread but you can easily use matching thread if you prefer.

Poke skewer through the top of the boat.

Place a line of felt glue or hot glue along inside in the center, place skewer onto glue and allow to dry.

Fold the banner and overcast stitch around the outside with matching thread. Place over wood piece and sew along the folded banners edge creating a tunnel for the skewer add a touch of glue to end of skewer and place banner, allow to dry before sewing a loop to hang if desired.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY Starfish Ornaments

13 Dec


Real starfish belong in the sea but these sparkly star fish deserve a spot on your tree. Sparkling sequins bounce the light from your tree while the knots give the pieces much needed texture. Best of all these DIY starfish ornaments is simple once you master the french knot, although you could always just tie a knot and sew through the back if need be.

These felt starfish were crafted in subtle pastel shades but these would look great in neutrals or even some bright aquas or pinks. These starfish stuffies also look great adorning a gift or hanging from a mobile, read on for the tutorial and free DIY felt starfish pattern.

You will need:

4″ x 8″ felt scrap for each starfish

I used Bisque, Teal, and Antique White

Sequins I used Just Peachy, Crystal and Snow White

Stuffing

Embroidery thread I used white can also be used to hang

Cut

Two star fish

Sew sequins down and add french knots as indicated on pattern.

Overcast stitch the starfish front to back stuffing as you go.

Sew a loop to hang with embroidery thread if you plan to use your felt starfish stuffie as an ornament.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Paisley Feather Retro Felt Ornaments

12 Dec

How fun are these funky 70s style feather ornaments?

Inspired by a sunny 1970s orange aesthetic they definitely bring happy vibes. Of course they can be done in nearly any color (see the peacock set below) but I think the orange / yellow / gold combo feels true to the retro feel. If vintage is your vibe check out this no sew DIY felt ornament pattern. Since most of the “work” is cutting and gluing these make a great ornament for kids crafts too!

These feather ornaments look great in any color and can be attached to a gift for fun handmade touch.

You will need: makes at least 6 depending on your number of color choices

9″ x 12″ sheet felt in each color you plan to use I used:

Banana Cream Pie, Mustard Seed , Tangerine, Gold Glitter Felt, Beet, Monarch Butterfly

Felt or fabric glue, tacky glue etc.

Ribbon or cord for hanging

(optional) Sequins Just Peachy

Cut:

Cut one of each shape per ornament

When gluing make sure to go all the way around the shape so it holds tightly.

Cut lines into largest (bottom shape) Cut into the shag at angles to create gaps. Glue down remaining felt feather shapes in order from largest to smallest.

Glue sequin to bottom of smallest feather shape. Glue ribbon or sew a loop through back of the ornament to create a loop for hanging.

I hope these fun and unique felt pattern puts a smile on your face.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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