Certainly, for this season you can always make a lot of original Christmas decorations to decorate your home. Creative ideas that you can take and develop to have a different, fun time and share with your family. You can create original Christmas decorations such as garlands, crowns, stockings, among many more. But this time we want you to consider original Christmas decorations with felt to decorate your tree or anywhere in your home. Felt ornaments are really very easy to make and the limit is your imagination as well. If you’re not into DIY, don’t worry.
We will show you easy tips and some steps so you can make your original Christmas decorations. We will also show you images of the different ornaments that you can make or you can even modify to your liking. By working with felt, you can choose bright and cheerful colors for your Christmas decorations. Although in the same way you can always choose more neutral colors if you wish. Felt ornaments are not only fun projects, but they are also the easiest if you are a beginner in the world of crafts and DIY.
Original Christmas decorations
Obviously, to start you will have to compare all the supplies you will need. Likewise, you must clear a workspace where you will create by designing the patterns of your original Christmas decorations for your home. Preferably choose a place with a table where you have enough space to work and have all your materials at hand. Well, when it comes to creating felt patterns, actually, the possibilities you have are limitless. That is, you could make felt ornaments in the shape of trees, stars. Also bells, birds, angels, snowmen.
As well as ornaments of snowflakes, gloves, hearts, among many more. Anyway, you can do whatever comes to mind. You can even go for a pattern or make a variety of different patterns. To make your own, just draw a shape, the size you want for the ornament, on a white sheet of paper, and then cut it out. It is worth mentioning that, you can also get patterns online of the figure you want and print it. This is an excellent option if you are a good draftsman.
Felt embellishments with filling
Once you have your pattern then trace that pattern on the felt that you will use for that ornament. After tracing the pattern onto the felt, cut out that pattern making sure to cut two pieces of felt that are exactly the same size. There are patterns with corners a bit tricky to cut out. To make this a little easier, just stop trimming, remove the scissors, and change direction. When you already have your two pieces of felt exactly the same, you should go for the details of your design. That is, if you are making a snowman, you should sew the eyes and the mouth only on one piece of felt and not with both together.
However, although you can make many details by sewing, you can also glue the details you want to your ornament. To sew your ornament, you need to layer the two pieces of felt. If possible measure and sew three-millimeter stitches around the ornament, leaving an opening of about three centimeters. Most of the time, the opening should be left at the bottom of the ornament, but this is according to the shape of the ornament. Sometimes it can be left on the side or on the bottom. Well, this opening is for two things. The first is that you can fill in your ornament after finishing sewing.
And the other is that you want to flip it so that the seam is not noticeable. That depends on what you want, whether to leave the seams visible or not. Once you have turned and filled your ornament, you will need to attach a small ribbon to hang it. Roll up a small ribbon and place it between the two pieces of felt at the top of the ornament where you will surely have the opening. Sew through both pieces of felt, as well as the ribbon. This will secure the ribbon and allow the ornament to hang down. We advise you to fill your ornament with polyester fiber. This will add depth to the ornament.
Felt ornament decoration
For original felt Christmas decorations, you can consider adding sequins and ribbon. For example, if you are making a star-shaped ornament, you could glue on some sequins so that the star will shine when it catches the light from the tree. If you’ve made a gingerbread man ornament, you could tape and sequins together to create the eyes and mouth. In the same way, we remind you that you can use different colors and sizes of ribbon and sequins to make it stand out in the ornament, being more colorful and cheerful. The important thing is that you be creative and have fun with different designs and patterns. Of course, the details should not only be limited to the sequins or the ribbon. You can also cut smaller pieces of felt and glue them as decoration and additional details to your ornament.
For example, if you made an angel ornament, you could then glue the felt wings to the back of the ornament. If you are with a nine-piece doll ornament, you can cut out and glue the buttons, the eyes, and the mouth. This will also help add some depth to your original felt Christmas ornament. As well as you can decorate and add details by gluing pieces of felt or gluing sequins or ribbons. You can also decorate with stitching. For example, you can sew a few lines to act as additional details. You can make small stars sewn into a Christmas tree ornament. You can sew the mouth of a snowman or the eyes of birds. You can even sew the white or red stripes on your felt candy cane ornament.
Creating non-traditional felt ornaments
As we already mentioned, there are endless ideas to create original felt Christmas decorations. Creativity and ingenuity certainly have no limits. You can even see felt ornaments that are not traditional or conventional at all. But in the same way, they work very well in an original and fun decoration. There are trim projects where you don’t need to fill the interior for a textured, deep trim. For example, a stacked felt tree ornament is what we’re talking about. This craft project is one of the easiest original felt Christmas decorations to make.
For this ornament, you just have to select a color of felt and cut it into squares of different sizes. Also brown felt if you want to put a small base on it. Embroidery thread, a thick, sharp needle, and a star basin. From the green felt, cut five four-centimeter squares, five three-and-a-half-centimeter squares, five three-centimeter squares, five two-and-a-half-centimeter squares, five two-centimeter squares, and five one-and-a-half-centimeter squares. If you preferred to use the brown felt for the base of the tree then cut five circles of half a centimeter in diameter.
Now thread the needle with embroidery floss, bring the ends of the thread together and tie a knot. You are going to insert the needle in the center of each circle and pass them through the thread. Starting of course at the base of the tree. and then with the pieces of felt from largest to smallest. When you are done with the squares, then thread the star bead. Cut to remove the needle and tie the two loose threads in a knot. Once ready now turn the squares so that it looks much more like a mini tree. with a lot of texture. If you want to do this project with your little ones, then it would be best to open a small hole in the center of the felt squares so that they can pass the thread and not have to manipulate the needle.
Consider seamless felt trims
You can also make a felt ornament that does not require sewing. Ideal for working with children. You just have to cut the shape you want of your ornament. Just to give you an easy example, you can cut a candy cane pattern out of white felt. If you want it to be a little firmer you can cut it double and simply glue it on. Now decorate it with its characteristic red lines. For this, just cut out strips of red felt and glue them with hot glue. For the ribbon with which you are going to hang the ornament, you can also glue it on the back or between the layers of felt if you did it double.
We remind you that you can leave your imagination free and if you want to put sequins or small bows you can do it. You could also make some little green leaves out of a little red fruit and glue it to the felt candy cane, with some sequins to make it shine in the tree light. of Christmas. Without a doubt there are many ideas for felt Christmas crafts, you can even find ready-to-print patterns just let yourself be carried away by the Christmas spirit and invite your family to share the various projects together.
Without a doubt, these beautiful designs of original Christmas decorations will make an interesting decoration and at the same time very fun. In addition to decorating your Christmas tree or any place in your home with these beautiful ornaments. You can also make them and give them as a small present to your relatives and those closest to you. Since felt is one of the easiest materials to make crafts, you can include your children in projects. Apart from creating memories and strengthening the bond of love between the family, it also helps them develop skills for the future.
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