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!

13 Comments

  • December 14, 2012

    Sara Davies

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

  • December 16, 2012

    Beth

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

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  • December 16, 2012

    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

  • December 16, 2012

    handmade charlotte

    Hi Sara,

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

    Yeah!

    Rachel

  • December 17, 2012

    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!

  • December 17, 2012

    Sara Davies

    I made three this weekend! So fun.

  • December 17, 2012

    taralaska

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

  • December 17, 2012

    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

  • December 17, 2012

    handmade charlotte

    Hi Debora,

    We fixed it! Thanks for telling us.

    Rachel

  • December 17, 2012

    handmade charlotte

    That is soooo awesome!

  • December 18, 2012

    taralaska

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

  • December 18, 2012

    handmade charlotte

    Just another alternative to felt :)

  • December 17, 2014

    Caroline Farley

    What kind of stitch did you use? Adorable!

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