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Yeti for Christmas – DIY felt ornament

25 Jul

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There are few things are as charmingly satisfying as opening a chest of Christmas decorations and seeing all the little handmade details of years past. Remembering each ornament’s story can weave a lifetime of stories, nicknames and family vacations into the holidays that grow richer with each passing year.

DIY felt ornamentsGet a jump on a lifetime of memories and craft up a heirloom keepsake felt yeti ornament for the little monster in your life.

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These DIY yeti ornaments are super cute and make great personalized Christmas gifts they can cherish for a lifetime. These little yeti ornaments sew up pretty quickly and  the color schemes can easily be changed for a unique DIY Christmas for each of your little monsters.

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You will need:

Grey Felt – Grey Flannel

White Felt

Pale Blue felt- Sparrow

Embroidery aka Cross Stitch Thread in-  Black, Green, Brown, White and Blue

Stuffing

Yeti template at the end of post or download the PDF Yeti- Ornament Pattern

Felt yeti free pattern

Cut:

Yeti from fur felt, 2 mountains from grey felt, horn shape and face from pale blue felt and 6 mountain tops, 2 of each size from white felt.

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Stitch mountain tops to one of the mountain shapes with white thread and a running stitch. Repeat with other mountain so they mirror each other. Set back aside.

DIY yeti ornament

Lay horn shape onto front of mountain front, place yeti body on top of horns and stitch down body with a running stitch and white thread.

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Place blue face onto the yeti and stitch down with light blue thread. Add two french knots for eyes with black embroidery thread and stitch a smile.

Yeti Christmas Ornament

Using white embroidery thread add fangs on both sides of his smile and define the arms with a few small stitches. Sew black nose into center with a few running stitches and black thread.

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Stitch brown lines where you want your trees to be.

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Stitch pine boughs with green thread making upside down Vs starting small and making them just a bit larger as you go down.

IMG_6768You have SO many options for the mountain back piece.

  • have your child help stitch out their name
  • add a date, name, place or nickname
  • Stitch a pocket for money or a gift card
  • Stitch another yeti or more trees
  • Anything you want I’m not the boss of you

Just make sure your pieces are mirrored so they will sew together correctly.

Yeti Christmas Ornament pattern - felt DIY

Overcast stitch mountains together with grey thread switching to white over the snowy mountain tops, stuff before closing.

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Sew a loop to top with black embroidery thread to help hang.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

Template pattern for Yeti felt ornament

You might also enjoy these free felt patterns

Penguin Christmas OrnamentSequined Snowflake Ornament Tutorial - Tons of felt Ornaments

Llama Ear Hair Clips

8 Aug

Llama costume hair clips

These fun and stylish llama ears are perfect for any occasion! Wedding, parent teacher conferences, funerals…the drug store.

Ok maybe not, but if you need a fast and easy Halloween costume, your the mama of a little llama lover or you just want to bring more of the llama lifestyle to your head these low sew felt llama ears are perfect.

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You will need:

4″ x 6″ Grey felt

9″ x 12″ White felt for back and inside

Pom Poms in 2 sizes. 4 Large 8 Medium

I used Hot Pink, Teal, Mint, Peach, Pink and Cream

Embroidery thread in your choice of colors

 I used purple, dusty blue, peachy pink and mint.

Doll Needle

Hot  glue gun and hot glue

2 Alligator Hair Clips

Llama ear templates at the end of post

*Matching Thread

Make llama tassels

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You will need 6 tassels for this project. 3 for each side.

The steps are shown in different colors for clarity.

  1. Cut out rectangle from cardboard and lay a 4″ length of string down (the blue thread)
  2.  Wrap cross stitch thread around in the opposite way 12x (the punch colored thread)
  3. Slide the 4″ piece (blue) to the top and knot
  4. Slide the looped threads (punch colored) off the cardboard
  5. Pinch the top (where the knot is) and loop a second 6″ piece (mustard color) around 5x and knot tightly. Clip the ends.
  6. Fit scissors into the looped area and cut to create tassel ends.

For the llama ears project I have use the same color thread for each step.

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String llama tassels

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To string thread a doll needle with 1 foot of white embroidery thread, do not double over. Knot the end of the string and pull it through the center of your tassel.

Tie another knot at the top of the tassel to secure.

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One inch from tassel top tie another knot and  thread a medium sized pom pom through. One inch from the pom pom knot and thread a tassel through.

Knot again and add the large size pom pom.

Repeat the knot and thread process with the final medium pom pom. Knot one more time at the top. The knots will keep the tassels and pom poms from sliding and the top knot will make it easier to glue the strings to the clips.

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How to make felt llama ears

DIY llama ears

Cut four ear shapes and two clip covers from white felt, 2 inner ear shapes from grey felt.

Stitch the grey front to two of the white ear pieces with grey thread and a running stitch. Make sure to flip one of the ears so the curves face each other.

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Overcast stitch along the outside of the ears with white thread, leave the bottom open as shown.

Repeat with other ear shape.

Cover the alligator clips with white felt using hot glue.

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Glue end of long felt piece into the inside of the clip wrap around hot gluing as you go.

Add two lines of hot glue to each side of the ear base. and glue to felt covered clip.

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Glue a medium pom pom to the inner corner of the ear and a large to the center.

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Glue string to the end and cover with a medium pom pom and prepare to llama it up.

I’m madly in love with how well these turned out and I think you will be too.

These DIY llama ears make a perfect Halloween costume or  just a way to fully embrace a more llama llifestyle.

I you make a set or 50 we’d love to see them.

Share them with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Llama ear template shapes llama pattern

PDF Pattern

Can’t get enough llama crafts?

Check out these other free tutorials.

Felt Llama Garland Tutorialllama craft- pincushion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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