Back in 2017, I asked a friend what she would like for Christmas. She asked for non-breakable Christmas tree ornaments (she has a very energetic cat who likes to play with the tree…). After a bit of thinking, I decided to make felt ornaments for her. Special and non-breakable!
I collected my favorite felt, fabric, and ribbon ornament ideas on this Pinterest board, though there are many other ideas out there as well. I think I decided on a mostly-white-animal theme, but then decided that the little elf boots were so cute I had to include them, too!
For some of these, I scaled the images of the animals to the size I wanted, printed them, and then cut out the shapes to be my patterns. For the simpler shapes, like the sheep’s body, I just cut shapes out until I was at a suitable size. The finishing touches included a bit of stuffing in each ornament to give a 3D look, hand stitching around the edges of each ornament, and hand stitched face details. I’m pretty sure I used dots of Elmer’s glue to hold small pieces in place as well.
I love the finished results! So cute! And so easy! Happy holidays!
2 thoughts on “Felt Christmas Ornaments”
Those are so cute!! I have a felt cat ornament on my tree that my cat has swiped off so many times I’ve declared it to be his. He naps with it, plays with it and has just made it his. . . Hindsight being 20/20 I should have decorated with cat toys.
It’s fun that your cat has his ‘own’ ornament. What an amusing (and useful) idea, to decorate with cat toys! 🙂