DIY Easy Heart Felt Ornaments

6 Dec

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This year create something from the heart. Here’s a simple heart ornament pattern even the littlest sewer can help to craft up. These super easy DIY felt heart ornaments are great for kids or those new to sewing.  These ornaments go together easily and make great handmade gifts and a great holiday craft for parties and get togethers. With the printable PDF pattern group Christmas crafting for beginners has never been simpler.

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You will need:

Felt heart ornament template Heart Pattern or see end of post

Printed felt for small hearts I used prints from the Wrapping Paper Collection*

4″ x 7″ felt for large heart I used Four Leaf Clover* Fire Engine RedWhite , Grey, and Toffee*

Felt glue or hot glue (Optional, to attach front hearts)

4″ Ribbon or cord for hanging per ornament

Stuffing

Sewing Needle / Embroidery needle

*Matching Thread

IMG_6362Cut out small heart shape from printed felt. Cut 2 Large heart shapes from felt color of your choice.  IMG_6258Sew small heart to the larger heart shape with a running stitch and matching thread. For help with stitches see our post on STITCHES. 

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Stack felt large felt heart shapes together and overcast stitch along the edges of the hearts to connect them. When you get to the dip in the heart center loop ribbon to create a hanging loop and stitch through a few times to secure.

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Stuff heart shape and sew closed.

 

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These felt hearts are so quick and simple to make with nearly endless options and look great on gifts or looped over a bottle of wine.

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Felt heart ornament template print at full size.

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

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Potted Cactus/ Succulents Felt Ornaments

4 Dec

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I’m an Arizona girl through and through so when designing this year’s Christmas ornaments I knew this year’s tree wouldn’t feel right without some potted cactus friends.

Creating DIY cactus Christmas ornament is simple and totally thorn free. Sew up some sweet succulents this season; they make a great gift for the cactus lover in your life and their small sizes makes great desk decor long after Christmas has passed.  I’ve included patterns for a 3-D saguaro, aloe and barrel cacti. Check out the step by step process and learn to sew up a desert full of felt Christmas cactus

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You will need:

Felt Cactus template Cactus Template or see end of post

4″ x 5″ felt for pot and base I used prints from the Wrapping Paper Collection*

2″ x 2″ sandy colored felt for soil, I used Oatmeal

4″ x 6″ felt for saguaro cactus Christmas ornament I used Four Leaf Clover*

4″ x 2″ felt for barrel cactus Christmas ornament I used Cactus*

5″ x 6″ felt for aloe Christmas ornament I used Fresh Cut Grass*

Embroidery thread in white

Felt glue or hot glue

String or cord for hanging

Stuffing

Sewing Needle / Embroidery needle

*Matching Thread

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DIY Barrel Cactus Ornament

Cut out pot shape, pot rim and pot base from printed felt cut soil from sand color

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Fold pot so the short ends meet, overcast stitch up the side with the print facing outwards.  Set aside.

To make a barrel cactus sew up each of the curves on the top and bottom of felt cactus template with matching thread and an overcast stitch.

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Leave the side open, turn inside out so the knots don’t show before stuffing and sewing closed.

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Run a stitch around the open end and pull to close. The other end should meet in a pointed tip when sewn together.

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Sew through cactus in random areas with white embroidery thread and a small stitch, pull the ends through and knot. To make the “thorns” look softer rub the knot with your finger.

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Sew cactus smaller side down to sand top with a few stitches along the base.

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Sew soil to top of the pot with an overcast stitch. You will cover this with the rim so thread color doesn’t matter.

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Stuff lightly and sew base to end just as you did the soil. Glue rim into place and sew a loop through the center to hang.

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DIY Aloe Ornament

Create the pot body using the instructions above. Set aside.

Cut out all three aloe shapes from felt.

Stack together and sew a few large stitches into the center in a circular shape.

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Pull to curve the leaves inward and knot to hold.

IMG_6283 Attach aloe to the sand colored top by sewing through the center into the top a few times. Sew aloe soil top to pot as shown above, stuff lightly, sew base into place.

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Glue on rim and add loop to hang if desired.

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DIY Saguaro Cactus Ornament

Create the pot body using the instructions above. Set aside.

Cut out two saguaro cactus shapes and over cast stitch around the edge, leaving the base open as marked on template

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Stuff lightly and add thorns as shown in DIY barrel cactus pattern above.

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Fold soil top in half and cut a small slit in the center, you can always make this bigger so start small.

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Pull unsewn base of saguaro cactus through the slit and fold sides upward. Sew into place. Sew soil top to pot as shown above, stuff lightly, sew base into place. Glue on rim and add loop to hang if desired.

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Felt Cactus Template print at full size.

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

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DIY Llama Christmas Ornaments

2 Dec

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Bring the llama trend to your tree with a herd of adorable little felt llamas. These cute DIY felt llama ornaments are easily customized to suit your holiday theme or colors and make a great group crafting activity.

Use some to spruce up your spruce or accent your gifts with a one of a kind DIY keepsake llama ornament they are sure to love.

You will need:

Template- Download Here or see end of post

3″ x 3″ felt for llama blanket I used Fire Engine Red, Four Leaf Clover and prints from the Wrapping Paper Collection*

4″ x 6″ felt for llama I used White , Grey, Chai and Brownie *

4″ x 2″ Brown felt for legs  – I used Peanut Butter and Toffee

Embroidery thread in black and metallic gold

Felt Glue (optional)

Sequins; I used Diamond, Red, and Holly 

String or cord for hanging

Stuffing

Sewing Needle

*Matching Thread

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Cut out one blanket shape. To create fringe cut small slits along the bottom (rounded edge) Cut away every other notch as shown below.

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Cut 2 llama shapes and one of each leg and muzzle from desired felt colors

IMG_6239Sew blanket down with matching thread and accent the ends with a few stitches of embroidery thread.

Add any sequins or details to blanket.  See photo below for a closer look at the blanket styles I used for creating these llama ornaments.

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IMG_6254Sew llama shapes together with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

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Llama template- print at full size.

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

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DIY – Sloth Christmas Ornaments

16 Nov

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Celebrate the sloth lover in your life by crafting up an adorable little sloth Christmas ornament. Their small size makes it easy to sew up a dozen or so quickly and easily. Making these felt sloths perfect DIY ornaments for mini trees and personalized gift accents too.

Sloth gift accent felt ornament

To make a felt sloth ornament you will need:

4″x 3″ scrap of felt for stocking – I used Four Leaf Clover, Fire Engine Red, and Wrapping Paper Pack.*

2″ x 3″ White felt scrap *

Sloth body color – I used dark grey –Black Pebble, tan – Banana Nut Muffin, and warm brown – Tobacco *

Tiny scrap for face markings I used Tobacco and Chocolate wool blend felt

4mm doll eye or button for nose

Embroidery thread in black

Stuffing

Sloth Ornament pattern template (at the end of post)

*Matching thread

Cut

Two stocking shapes stocking from felt, if you are using a print make sure the pieces go the opposite direction so that when you sew them they match up correctly.

Two sloth bodies and sloth arms from color of your choice

Two face markings from color of your choice, these are very small so it may be easier to free hand them.

One sloth face and two stocking tops from white felt.

Make a sloth ornament

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Sew white top to stocking. Repeat for the second stocking side.

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Sew down white face with an applicae or running stitch and white thread.

felt sloth - DIY patternLay the eye pieces down and create the eyes with black embroidery floss and a french knots.

cut sloth from felt

To attach nose you make need to cut your felt, to do this fold and slowly cut a small hole where the nose will be.

Sloth face

Add smile with black embroidery floss

DIY small sloth from felt tutorial

Add sloth back and overcast stitch around the sides and top with matching thread.

Stuff lightly. Set aside

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Stitch arms to stocking with matching thread. Add nails if desired. I used embroidery floss here but I prefer just a few stands of a plain white thread.

How to make a sloth ornament

attach sloth to stocking- felt Christmas ornament

Stitch sloth body to the top of the arms.

Add back of stocking

Match back stocking to front and overcast stitch along the outside with matching thread. Stuffing lightly as you go. Run a stitch through the entire piece with white thread at the top of the white stocking top to secure the body to the back.

PDF Sloth Ornament Pattern Template: sloth

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Aren’t they just the sweetest. You can easily fit a year or initials along the stocking base to make them an even more personal gift.

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Happy Crafting

~ Andie

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Felt Witch Hat Halloween Ornaments

14 Oct

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Now for another magical addition to your Halloween tree, felt witch hat Halloween ornaments with a touch of flair! These DIY Halloween ornaments can be conjured up in no time and also make great accents for hair clips, gift tags and can transform even the smallest cubicle. The hats and plumes can be fashioned from any color you like and the brims are accented with sequins for a subtle sparkle. A traditional Halloween icon with a touch of whimsy, what’s not to love?

 

DIY Witch hat ornaments

To make 3 felt witch hats

9″ x 12″ – felt sheet black colored felt.  *

3″ felt scrap in each plume color I used Granny Smith, Black, White and Dusty Violet *

Sequins (Black Licorice and Spider shaped sequins)

Stuffing

Hot glue gun

Felt witch hat template (at the end of post)

Embroidery floss in black for hanging

*Matching thread

Cut 

(per 1 felt ornament)

1- Hat top and 2 hat brims from black felt

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Fold hat so long sides are together and overcast stitch up the side to form the top of the felt witch hat.  For more info on stitches READ THIS

Felt witch hat tutorial

Stuff lightly if desired and hot glue the hat top to one of the hat brims, you can also stitch the hat to the brim if preferred.

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Stitch the second brim to the first with an overcast stitch and black thread.

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Glue plumes to the hat base overlapping the bases slightly.

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Glue sequins to base to create a hat band and cover the plume base.

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Simply sew a loop to the top to create a loop for hanging.

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Print at full size; Witches Hat Template

 

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Sugar Skull Halloween Ornaments

18 Sep

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Revel in the spirit of  Día de los Muertos with these sparkling sugar skull Halloween ornaments. The brightly colored sugar skull buttons add a spooky feel while intricately placed floral sequins add sparkle and light against the deep black of the wool blend felt cameo. These sugar skull ornaments provide some serious wow factor yet creating these these sugar skull ornaments couldn’t be any easier.

Sugar Skull Halloween Tree

You will need:

Black Felt

Black thread

Black embroidery floss for hanging

Sugar Skull Buttons 

Sequins; Rainbow Flowers 6mm, 3mm, Flower Garden

Cut: 

2 – 3″ x 2″ (at the widest point) oval shapes from black felt.

sk1Sew skull button to the center of the oval shape. Begin layering flower shaped sequins in bunches, varying shapes and colors. Use smaller flower sequins along the sides

For more on sewing sequins to felt see our post on Sewing sequins to felt.

Repeat with second side if you like or just back with plain black felt oval. Overcast stitch around the outside of oval shape.

 

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Stitch sew embroidery thread through the top in a loop to hang.

And that’s all it takes to create these wonderful sugar skull ornaments!

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Felt Spider Halloween Ornaments

11 Sep

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Now that you’ve crafted up the Halloween tree of your dreams it’s time to decorate it.  While I am normally not a fan of spiders these sparkly, soft spiders are utterly charming. Customize with colors, eye placement, design and sequins to make each spider your own. I’ve  included some spider eye placement ideas on the printable template to make things even easier.

You will need:

Black felt and thread  a 9″ x 12″ sheet will make two spiders.

Black seed beads for eyes

Sequins (I used, Hot Pink, Classic Red, Highlighter, Black and Dragonfly

Scrap felt for designs (optional) I used Lipstick and Bubblegum

White embroidery floss for web hanging loop

Stuffing

Cut

2 spider (or widow) bodies and one set of legs from black felt.

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Stitch seed beads into place for eyes.

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Add design to spider body. For tips on sewing sequins see our post on how to sew sequins to felt. 

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On the opposite body side sew legs to body by sewing through the center of the leg piece with a running stitch.

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Place body pieces together with the legs on the outside not sandwiched between the two pieces, over cast stitch around the body and stuff.

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Decorate spiders in an infinite number of styles.

Felt Spiders- Halloween ornament easy

For felt details, cut shapes and sew sequins to design before sewing onto spider body.

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Sew into spider bottom with white embroidery floss and use a square knot to create a loop for hanging.

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Spider Halloween Ornaments from felt

Happy Crafting~

Andie

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