Simple Felt Tree Ornament Tutorial

DIY Felt Tree Ornaments

Decem­ber 25th is com­ing up quick! You’ve been so busy dash­ing here and there to find the per­fect gifts for every­one on your list, but it will soon be time to sit back with the fam­ily and enjoy the cozy com­forts of your well-dressed hol­i­day home.

We’ve got just the project you need to add some last minute cheer! This project is quick and easy. It’s per­fect for begin­ners and a great way to get the kids involved. You can use these lit­tle trees as orna­ments, strung as a gar­land, placed on a gift, or even just left stacked up for a dar­ling lit­tle cen­ter­piece on your kitchen table.

We hope you enjoy mak­ing these lit­tle trees as much as we did!

DIY Felt Tree Ornaments

Mate­ri­als

  • Print­able tem­plate (down­load here)
  • At least two 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of felt (or mul­ti­ple col­ors of your choice)
  • Yarn, string, or twine
  • Sewing machine
  • Large plas­tic darn­ing needle
  • Embroi­dery floss and hand sewing nee­dles (optional)
DIY Felt Tree Ornaments

Step 1
Print the tem­plate and cut out your felt shapes using the tem­plate pro­vided. You should have six pieces total. If you want to do any embell­ish­ments on any of your lay­ers, whether fancy machine stitches or by hand, com­plete this step before you sew up your side seams.

DIY Felt Tree Ornaments

Step 2
With right sides together and wrong side fac­ing you, sew up the side seams at 1/4-inch for the largest piece and 1/8-inch for the other five pieces.  Flip each piece back to right sides out then stack them up from largest to smallest.

DIY Felt Tree Ornaments

Step 3
Using a large plas­tic darn­ing nee­dle, thread the 20-inch yarn, string, or twine of your choice. I chose to layer four pieces of thin yarn. Start­ing from the under­neath side of the bot­tom of the tree, thread the string up through each layer and out the top of the tree.

DIY Felt Tree Ornaments

Step 4
Now pull one end of the yarn all the way up through the top the tree, mak­ing sure to leave a lit­tle tail through the bot­tom of the tree. Take your thread and darn­ing nee­dle back down through each layer, leav­ing a gen­er­ous loop at the top of the tree. Tie a knot in your string at the top of the tree as shown.

DIY Felt Tree Ornaments

Step 5
Flip your tree over and tie the string under­neath in a double-knot, get­ting as close as you can to the hole in the bot­tom layer.

Happy craft­ing!

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  • Sara Davies

    These are so sweet and doable! AND Just what I needed, lit­tle orna­ments to attach to gifts — felt already at home. Thanks

  • http://blog.lulalouise.com/ Beth

    This is so cute! And it looks really fun to make. :)

    http://blog.lulalouise.com/

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Beth,

    They’re so easy to make! You’ll have an entire for­est! Super duper fun!:)

    Thanks for drop­ping in!

    Rachel F

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Sara,

    The orna­ments are really fast to make! So fun and I love mix­ing the color!

    Yeah!

    Rachel

  • https://twitter.com/de_foresti Déb­ora Foresti

    Hi!
    When I click on print the tem­plate here, it just sends me to the post page again and not to the pdf or draw­ing of the tem­plate. I really like this!
    Many thanks!

  • Sara Davies

    I made three this week­end! So fun.

  • taralaska

    Would a glue gun work instead of sewing to close up the side seams?

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Tara,

    A glue gun would work for sure. You could also use a thick card stock.

    Thanks for stop­ping in! We love this craft!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Deb­ora,

    We fixed it! Thanks for telling us.

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    That is soooo awesome!

  • taralaska

    Wait, now I’m confused–what is the card stock for?

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Just another alter­na­tive to felt :)