I love the look of handmade felt ornaments. To me they seem cozy and can have a really understated elegance to them. A few of these crafts could become heirlooms – they are so beautiful! I’ve grouped them by difficulty to make it easy for you to pick one that you’ll enjoy making this season.
Felt Ornament Projects for Beginners
These are quite simple, but I love the texture they bring. I especially love handmade felt ornaments for a kids tree!
These are quite simple, but I think they’re still very cute. This might be a good one to try if you’re new to felt crafts! This also would be good for kids who are just old enough to be trusted with a needle and thread.
Aren’t these so cute?! The pinecones would be fun to gather on a crisp fall hike.
Now these I think anyone could make. They would be a great present topper or napkin ring as well!
I saw very similar ornaments to these on trees in Nordstrom a few years ago, and I liked them so much that went home and found a similar how-to project! The ones at Nordstrom didn’t have the rounded petals (is that even what they’re called on pinecones?), just cuts on a straight piece of felt, and they still looked great! Much less tedious.
Projects for Felt Crafiting Hobbiests
Isn’t this darling? Most of the work here is in the all-over stitchwork pattern, so you could also cut these into any shape and make a set!
I actually made these! I scaled down the original patterns a bit to be more appropriately sized on a Christmas tree and chose a slightly more rustic color palette, and I’m so pleased with how they turned out!
Heirloom-worthy Handmade Felt Ornaments
Now these are exquisite. I’m not lying when I say that I’ve eyed these 12 Days of Christmas ornaments for YEARS, but just can’t convince myself that I quite have the skills or time to do them justice. But if you do… SO GORGEOUS!
These attractive handmade felt ornaments are cut out with a die-cut machine – or if you have a really steady hand and a small pair of scissors, you could probably make something similar! There’s even a video to show you how to make these.
These are very similar in feel to the ones above, but they look much more approachable. And who doesn’t like a good Calling Bird reference around the holidays?
These bears are so cute with their little wrapped presents. These are again cut on a die cut machine, although I bet you could do a simpler version with just the bear, box and bow pretty easily. You can even watch a video tutorial here!
I would consider Mr Scrooge here in the heirloom category also. So beautiful, but definitely tedious and one of a kind. Fictional Christmas characters might be a fun theme for a tree that you could collect ornaments for over time!
Check out some of my other handmade ornament project ideas:
Handmade String and Beads Ornaments | 12 Project Ideas
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