Felt Christmas ornaments are fun and easy to sew. Use this free pattern and instructions to make adorable Christmas trees for yourself, your friends and your family too!
Kids love making felt Christmas ornaments, and it enhances their skills in color matching, cutting and sewing. Traditional green trees are nice, but Whoville inspired trees are awesome too. What color trees will you make?
Supplies to Make Felt Christmas Ornaments
To make this project kid friendly, choose scissors with rounded tips like these.
Felt can be purchased in a variety pack of colors to make your Christmas tree ornament unique.
You will also need some basic craft supplies like a pencil, a needle and thread, and stuffing. Scraps of felt work great for the stuffing too.
To print the free pattern template, click on the ‘Download’ button below.
Now that you have all the supplies together, you are ready to begin making a felt Christmas tree ornament.
How to Make Felt Christmas Ornaments
Step 1 – Cut Out Felt Pattern Pieces
Begin by cutting out the paper pattern templates. Trace each template with a marking pen or pencil onto the felt colors you selected. Then carefully cut them out.
Step 2 – Stitch Ornaments on Tree
Next thread the needle. Stitch the small round circles (ornaments) using a cross stitch to one side of a tree shape.
Step 3 – Assemble Felt Pieces
Now place the tree with ornaments, the tree without ornaments, and the two squares on a flat surface as shown below.
Hold the two square pieces on top of one another, and place them on the bottom middle part of the tree without ornaments. Overlap about 1 cm of the squares with the tree.
Then place the tree with ornaments on top of the plain one, making sure that all sides of the tree pieces match.
Step 4 – Stitch Around One Side of Tree
Begin stitching from the bottom of the tree. A blanket stitch is shown, but a straight stitch will work just fine.
Step 5 – Add Hanging Ribbon Loop
Continue sewing around the tree until you reach 1 cm from the top. Now cut a small piece of ribbon or felt, and fold it in half. It should be long enough to hang the ornament.
Step 6 – Continue Stitching
Place 2 cm of the open ends of the ribbon or felt strip between the top of the tree pieces. Continue stitching around to the middle of the tree, leaving an opening.
Step 7 – Insert Stuffing
Next use fiber fill or felt scraps to stuff the tree through the opening between stitches.
Step 8 – Stitch to Close
Continue stitching around the perimeter of the tree until you reach where you began. Tie a knot in the thread, and cut off any remaining.
Step 9 – Stitch Star on Top
Now place the felt star on the top of the tree on the side with ornaments. Do a cross stitch to attach the star.
After stitching the star in place, tie a knot and cut off any extra thread. You made a felt Christmas tree ornament!
Don’t forget to pin this project for later, and check out some more easy Christmas crafts below.
- Print the pattern template.
- Cut out the pattern template pieces.
- Trace the template pieces onto felt.
- Cut out felt pieces.
- Sew circle pieces to one side of one tree cut-out.
- Finish with a knot and trim thread.
- Lay the tree pieces and two squares on a flat surface.
- Stack the squares on top of each other, and place them at the bottom center of the tree without ornaments. Overlap about 1 cm.
- Put the tree with ornaments on top of the other.
- Sew together starting from the bottom side.
- Stop sewing 1 cm before the top of the tree.
- Cut a length of ribbon, and fold it in half.
- Place 2 cm of the ribbon ends between the top of the tree pieces.
- Keep sewing around the perimeter of the tree leaving a 2 inch gap.
- Stuff cotton through the opening.
- Continue sewing until reaching where the stitches began.
- Knot and trim thread.
- Stitch the star to the top of the tree.
Get creative by cutting out different shapes and colors for the ornaments on the tree.
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