Five Simple Christmas Ornaments made with Kunin Felt

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

How to make Felt Christmas Ornaments…

I’ve found, I’m beginning to love creating handmade stitched ornaments.

It may take a little longer than gluing or sewing, but I find it relaxing.

And… Kunin Felt is the perfect material to use.

A big Thank You to Kunin Felt for sponsoring this month’s Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop.

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Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt.

How to make a Felt Poinsettia Ornament:

  • Making a felt flower is simple, and you won’t need any fancy tools. (I learned how to make petal flowers many years ago from Martha Stewart.com.)  
  • Draw a simple petal shape onto a piece of cardstock for a pattern.
  • Trace the petal shape directly onto the felt. (Cut inside the lines when cutting out your petals so that the line doesn’t show.)  You will need 10 petals, eight for the flower and two for the leaves.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

  • To create a soft delicate-looking poinsettia, I inked the flower petals with red ink and the leaf petals with green ink.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

  • Thread the needle and thread, leave a long tail after the knot. Using a simple running stitch, thread the petals for the flower.  (I used the black thread for easier viewing.)

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

  • Next, remove the needle and gather the ends of the thread and cinch the petals together. Tie a knot.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

  • Glue a “fancy” button into the center of the petals.
  • Glue the leaves under each side of the flower.
  • Cut two circles out of the cream felt. (jar lids make great patterns to trace)
  • Stitch around the circles using a blanket stitch. Before you sew it closed, insert a small amount of polyfill and stitch it closed. Glue the flower onto the front of the circle.
  • Using a darning needle, add a gold thread to the top of the ornament for hanging.  
  • Tie a ribbon bow and glue it onto the top of the ornament.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

Another simple (well kind of simple) ornament to make is the Christmas Tree ornament.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

How to make a Lacy Cream Christmas Tree Ornament:

  • Create a simple tree pattern using cardstock.  
  • Cut a rectangle, draw lines from the top center of the rectangle to the bottom two corners.
  • Cut the pattern out and trace it onto the felt.  
  • Optional: Cut a small rectangle to use as a tree trunk.
  • Using a variety of laces and trim, stitch it on the front of the “tree” with need and thread. (Stitch the ends inside of the felt.)
  • Align the felt pieces and stitch together using a blanket stitch. Before you sew it closed, insert a small amount of polyfill.
  • Add adhesive pearls onto the front of the Christmas Tree Ornament between the lace strips.
  • Add a piece of gold thread for hanging and a small gold bow.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

As much as I love the first two ornaments, the red and green ones are my favorite. 

I made the green Christmas Tree ornament bigger than the cream one.  

  • I interwove red and white rick rack to make up the trim. I handstitched the rick rack trim onto the front of the tree shape.  
  • For fun, I stitched red and white Xs in between the trim.  
  • The tree is put together like the others, with a small amount of polyfill in the center.
  • Red and white twine was used for the hanger, with a red and white button on the top of the tree to finish it off.

How to make the Red Poinsettia Embroidery Hoop Ornament:

  • Create a Red Poinsettia using the flower directions above.
  • Open the embroidery hoop and place a piece of fabric over the center ring. (I used an old gray cable knit sweater.)   
  • Place the outside hoop over the sweater and tighten the embroidery hoop. Cut the excess fabric from the back of the embroidery hoop.
  • Glue a cardstock circle onto the back of the embroidery hoop.
  • Measure and glue the pine craft stem around the outside of the embroidery hoop.  
  • Glue the red poinsettia to the front of the embroidery hoop.
  • Add a piece of twine to the top to hang.  Glue a ribbon bow onto the top of the ornament.

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This soft and pretty Mitten Ornament was made similar to the other felt ornaments.

Except I used a mitten die to cut out the felt pieces.

If you don’t have a mitten die, search online for a mitten outline to size and use as a pattern.  

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

Every year, I make a few new ornaments for my Christmas Tree.

I think these will fit in quite nicely.  (they’d also make a great handmade gift)

Kunin Felt Logo

AND… Did you know?

That Kunin Felt is manufactured right here in the US from recycled plastic bottles.

It takes ten bottles to make a pound of fiber. How cool is that!

Snowman Santa Wood Bead Ornament

How to make a Snowman Santa Wood Bead Ornament

Every year I like to make a new ornament or two for my Christmas Tree.

The Snowman Santa Ornament is an easy project that the whole family can make.

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Directions:

  • Paint three wood beads with white acrylic paint.
  • Tie the ends of the Natural Twine together to create a loop.
  • Bend the small wire at the top of the looped twine to help you pull the wood beads.  String all three beads onto the natural twine.

  • Tie a knot at the top of the beads and trim off the excess twine.

  • Place the Santa Hat on the top of the beads to determine glue placement.  Remove the hat and add a small amount of glue on each side of the bead.  Add Santa Hat.
  • Give the Santa Hat a bend and glue in place with glue.
  • Thread the red and white twine through the needle, insert it into the top of the Santa Hat to create a hanger to hang the Snowman.

  • To Make the Scarf:  Cut a small thin piece of red felt.  (approx. 1/2″ x 7″)  Cut two small strips of white felt and glue them on each end of the red felt strip.  Fringe the ends of the red felt.
  • Tie the scarf around the top bead.  Add a small dab of glue to keep the scarf in place.

  • Use a paint marker to draw a simple face on the Snowman.

A Cute Little Snowman Ornament to hang on your Christmas Tree.

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Homespun Rag Ball Ornaments

This year, I wanted to do a small little tree for the dining room.

A simple homespun tree with strung cranberries and hand-made ornaments.

I had grand ideas and a galvanized pail.

But reality hit, a long with the cold and flu, which knocked me out for a week.

It took my creativity level down to a one.

And sad to say… My small little tree didn’t get done.

I did string the cranberries…  (a first for me)

They were so bright and colorful.  I loved the look and took lots of pictures.

After a week or so, the cranberries started getting a mushy.

So… I put them out on the tree in the front yard for the birds to eat.

It looks pretty out there too.

Next time, I’ll make them last minute.

For the Rag Ball Ornaments…

Instead of just wrapping the strips of fabric until it formed a ball,

I made the rag ball using a Smoothfoam 2-Inch ball*.

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Directions:

  1. Lightly sand the ridge around the ball.
  2. Cut the fabric into 3/4″ strips.
  3. Apply Mod Podge onto the back of the fabric and adhere to the ball.
  4. Continue until the ball is fully covered.
  5. Add an additional coat of Mod Podge over the ball to finish and seal.
  6. Poke a hole on the top of the ball and add a dab or glue into the hole.
  7. Insert twine into the hole to use as the ornament hanger.
  8. Embellish ornament by gluing a bow on top.

Wouldn’t a whole bowl of rag balls would be cute?  (maybe next year)

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Christmas Ornaments from Old Kitchen Hardware

Old Kitchen Hardware

I picked up a bag of old kitchen hardware for 50¢ at a Garage Sale.

I can’t resist a good bargain and knew I might even use them someday.

After disassembling and using them on a couple of projects,

I put the rest in a container high on the shelf for another day.

 

I ran across them again the other day and had an idea…

How would they look with cream spray paint?

I knew I was onto something and let the idea marinate in my head for a day or two.

This is what I came up with and I’m pretty happy with the results.

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For my Ornament:

  • Paint the base plate from old kitchen hardware with cream spray paint.
  • I added silver around the edge using my finger tip and paint from a  Chisel Point Pen Tip Calligraphy Paint Marker, Silver*    (affiliate link)
  • Remove the small wooden base from a small bottle brush tree.  With small pliers bend the remaining wire tip up into the tree.
  • Cut the back of the bottle brush tree to make it flat.
  • Glue tree in place with Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry.*
  • For a little extra sparkle, I rubbed clear glitter glue into the bristles of the tree.  Glue pearl beads and place directly into tree.
  • On the top of the ornament I used a piece cream twill ribbon with an inexpensive plastic star ornament on a silver jump ring.  Tied it in place with a piece of burlap twine and small cream button.
  • I added a silver jingle bell that I painted and distressed with sandpaper and tied on with a satin ribbon.
  • Place the word sticker onto a thin piece of chipboard, trim around sticker, lightly sand the edges for a distressed look and glue into place.

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Here’s a simpler idea.  I love this one too.

I bet your going to start rummaging through that junk drawer in the garage and see what you can find.

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