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DIY Origami paper boat ornament

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


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


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Drama llama and her mama DIY felt ornament

4 Nov

diy llama ornament One of the best ways to create with felt is making felt Christmas ornaments.

Every year I make ornaments for friends and family that reflect aspects of their lives or personalities. This drama llama and her mama was created for a dear friend who is raising an amazing free spirited little diva. Mama llama looks serene even dealing with the antics of little llama who is dressed to impress.

I cannot encourage you enough to consider handcrafting a heirloom ornament for the people you love. Its so much more than a gift its years and years of memories and love across time and distance. Starting early is key to insuring you have time to create something special and unique for everyone you love. This llama ornament has a blank back side that can be used to add names or the year. On the chance that you or someone know someone who would love a little llama drama. I’ve shared the full DIY pattern and tutorial for these adorable felt llama ornaments below.

30You will need:

9″ x 7″ Light blue felt – Sparrow *

5″ x 7″ White fur felt*

3″ x 3″ felt scrap in Cream*, Blue – Aqua*, Pale Orange – Orange Whip*

Embroidery thread in, Coral, aqua, pink, bronze or gold for hooves, apple green, black, dark teal

1 cupped flower sequin (optional)

6″ cording or ribbon for hanging

Leather punch or hole punch for thick materials

Felt drama llama ornament pattern: Llama PDF

*Matching thread color


From pale blue felt: 2 Ovals

From white fur felt: 1 drama llama and 1 mama llama

From cream felt: 1 each of llama faces

From aqua felt: 1 neck strap, 1 medium mama blanket and 1 medium little llama blanket

From orange felt: 1 large mama blanket and 1 small little llama blanket

From pink felt: 1 small mama blanket and 1 large little llama blanket.


Sew llamas to one of the ovals as shown. Add faces from cream felt.


Place neck strap down and stitch down with pink embroidery thread in v shapes.


Stack llama blankets as shown and sew into place.


With a single strand of black thread doubled over stitch llama faces.

Add knot details along strap as shown with green thread. Add french knots along little blankets and along the neck and head of little llama. Add pink french knots along neck and small stitches around the head of the smaller llama. Repeat with teal and coral thread.





With single length of coral thread add stitches along top of strap and with a double length add french knots along mama llama blanket.

With a single strand of black thread doubled over stitch llama ears.

With bronze thread add satin stitches along hooves of llamas.

Add sequin flower if desired

18Overcast stitch the ovals together with matching thread. If you are using a weak hole punch punch the pieces separately before sewing together or sew cord to top.


Punch a hole through ornament.

26Sew around hole to hold and add a cord to hang.



Happy Crafting


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Christmas Tree Farm – 3d felt Christmas Trees

21 Dec

3d felt trees

These 3d felt trees are a Christmas craft staple and startlingly simple to make, literally cut and assemble. No sewing, no gluing, just you and a pair of scissors.


I’ve included 4 tree shapes for your Christmas tree farm needs and a printable sign to make the Christmas tree farm your own.

Christmas tree ornament no sew

You can add a ribbon for an easy ornament or just make create a DIY Christmas tree farm for your table or mantel.


You will need:

3mm thick felt in your choice of color (s)


1 of each tree shape.

I like to use the tape method to make short work of cutting these 3d felt trees




Slide the tree with the cut at the base over the tree with the cut at the top.

3d christmastreefeltThese make fun projects for little ones to decorate. Use felt glue or a glue gun to decorate with sequins, small beads and or cutout shapes, dry and assemble as above.



Happy Crafting


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DIY Easy Heart Felt Ornaments

6 Dec


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.


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


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. 


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.


Stuff heart shape and sew closed.


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.


Felt heart ornament template print at full size.


Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

Stay tuned for all new Christmas DIY felt ornament patterns all December long!


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