Monday, November 28, 2011

Felt Tree Ornament

Thanksgiving is officially over, so it’s time to bust out the tinsel & the hot glue gun & put together some hot Christmas mess!

Here’s a little something I whipped up while catching up on my DVR’d shows. I saw something similar at Target and had my usual “I can make that, pfft” reaction. Well, I can! And I did!


Cute, right?

Here’s what you’ll need:
- Stiff felt in various holiday colors. I picked Green, Dark Green, Brown, White, and Red.
- Wooden beads. I got a bag of all the same size and a bag of various sizes. Whatever you can find will work. 
- Twine or a thicker-than-thread cord
- Gold Thread & a sewing needle
- Scissors
- Of course, the remote if you craft & watch TV, like me.
DSC01876Cut out some circles. I just eyeballed my circles. No templates, nothing fancy.

Green – 2 1/2”
Dark Green – 2 1/4”
Brown – 1 7/8”
White – 1 1/4”
Red – 1”
Green – 3/4”

Cut a small slit in the middle of each circle so you can feed the cord through. Just fold the circle in half & make a little snip.

From there, it’s pretty easy…
- Tie off the bottom of the cord with a bead.
- Feed the largest circle on the cord. I used 2 of each circle to make my tree a little chunkier. Just work your way up largest to smallest, & alternate circles & beads.
- Put one bead on top of the red circle topper.
- Then bust out the gold thread & your needle to stitch a quick little *-type star on top. I put one small green circle on each side of the cord & stitched through both circles so it also held itself on the cord. No glue needed, just sneaky sewing skills!
- Put one last bead on top.
- Tie off the cord & tie a loop for tree hanging!

In about 2 hours, I had my own little flock of tree ornaments.
DSC01986Overall, each ornament costs well under $1 to make. It’s probably less than $0.50 since you are using a tiny corner of each large felt square. The beads were $3 per bag. The large roll of twine cord was $1.99. Throw a few Joann’s coupons in there and you’ve got an inexpensive craft that will be cute on your own tree, or attached to your pretty little wrapped gifts!

Did you make one? Send it over to us! I’d love to see how it turned out. Maybe you used a fun new color combo or different beads? Show me!



  1. Oh wow! These turned out sooo cute. I am going to have to make some with the kids. Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Those are so super cute...and I love a project that allows you to keep an eye on the TV, too! Thanks for linking up!!


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