DIY Mid-Century Modern Felt Ornaments

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For many years, it’s been my dream to have two Christmas trees. I wouldn’t mind having a tree in every room, but I think my family would think I was bonkers if I did that! Instead, I’ve decided to have¬†only two, one on each floor, and create two completely different themes.

While the one downstairs is more neutral, with a snow-filled woodsy, natural theme, the one upstairs is bright, fun and whimsical! My upstairs tree is a tall and narrow faux spruce from Tree Classics. It is dense, full of branches, and a gorgeous dark green – ready for colourful ornaments of all shapes and sizes, all homemade by my daughter and myself!

I love the shape of this ornament, and I’ve seen it done so many times, but never in felt. This is easy to do with coloured paper, and I’ve also seen them in metals, such as copper. Making them in felt is just as easy, however you may find yourself re-shaping the ornament when it’s on the tree so it doesn’t droop too much! Ready for the tutorial?

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What you will need:

  • Sheets of felt
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread

What to do:

  • Cut strips of felt into 5 1/2″ wide pieces, as straight as you can! (Picture 1)
  • Lay down three of the strips, add your thread (or whatever will be holding the ornament onto the tree), and push your needle through (from inside the ornament to the outside). This way the knotted thread is on the inside of the ornament, hidden. (Picture 2)
  • Lay the last two strips on top (ensuring the thread is in the middle), and sew the pieces together. (Pictures 3 & 4)
  • Lay the ornament on its’ side, pull the middle piece of felt straight, then start creating the shape you want on one side. Once you’ve created the desired shape, do the same on the other side. An easy way of matching it up is to match up the “tails” at the bottom of the ornament. (Pictures 5 & 6)
  • Sew up the bottom of the ornament. (Picture 7)
  • Cut off the tails, and ta da! You’re done! (Picture 8)

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What did you think of this tutorial? Do you like the ornament? Check out the DIY Pom Pom Ornament Tutorial as well!

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10 Comments

  1. Linda Manns Linneman
    December 8, 2014 / 4:47 am

    These ornaments are so cute. I really like the red one. So cheerful. Thank you for sharing

    • Margarita
      December 8, 2014 / 11:57 am

      Thank you!

  2. Krista F
    December 11, 2014 / 6:36 am

    Oh, I love these! And they look relatively easy to make. I love making holiday gifts, but I’m afraid normally they end up looking like a 3 year old made them. lol.

  3. December 11, 2014 / 8:58 am

    I like the felt ornaments and they look easy to make.

  4. Sherry Keef
    December 11, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    This would be a project I think I would like to try.

  5. Ash L.
    December 14, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    This is such a cute idea.

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