Giant Christmas Felt Letters Decoration

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Giant Christmas Felt Letters

Some words are just for Christmas, my favourite ones are “Ho Ho Ho”, “Fa La La” and “Jingle”. Especially Fa La La which comes from the Christmas carol ‘Deck the Halls’. As soon as I hear and see these words I imagine a dreamy, nostalgic & whimsical Christmas, the sort of one we’d all love to have.
 
This year I thought that it would be great to add a FA LA LA to my HO HO HO felt letters, that I made a couple of years ago. These are ridiculously easy to make, and as they are hand sewn, they are one of those lovely crafts you can do in the evening in front of the telly.
 
Make some giant felt letters to spell out your favourite Christmas words.
 
hohoho Felt Letters- PillarBoxblue
 

What you need to make Christmas Felt Letters

  • Letter template: You can download my template for the letters H,O,F & A here: Felt letters , or you can draw your own.
  • Felt in your chosen colours; I used green & cream for my FA LA LA and red and cream for my HO HO HO. You should get at least 2 letters if not more out of a fat quarter (it depends on the letters).
  • Embroidery thread or crewel wool in contrasting colours.
  • Fiber stuffing, I use old pillows for this like I did with my Mountain Cushions.
  • Large embroidery needle , pins & scissors.

 
Felted Letters
 

How to make your Christmas Felt Letters

  1. Using my template I cut out my letters you will need 2 for each letter, one for the back and one for the front. For the FA LA LA, I had 12 cut pieces of felt; 6 A’s, 4 L’s and 2 F’s.
  2. Pin your letters together.
  3.  
    Pinned felt letters

  4. Using a blanket stitch, sew round each letter leaving a small gap for stuffing
  5.  
    Blanket stitch 3
     
    blanket stitch
     

  6. Stuff firmly with your fiber stuffing and then sew up the hole with a blanket stitch.
  7.  Felt Letter Stuffing

     
    Felt Letters   

 
FALALA felt letters

 
* Don’t throw out your felt off cuts no matter how small as you can make felt garlands and decorations with this, which I will demonstrate with my next blog post.

 
When finished your letters are ready to sit on your mantle piece or hang like bunting. As well as making a great Christmas decoration , I have made some in a person’s initial and given them as a monogramed gift.
 
hohoho Felt Letters
 
FaLaLa Felt Letters _ Pillarboxblue
 
You might like some of my other Christmas posts:
Paper Envelope Advent Calendar
Christmas Elf on the Shelf
Upcycled festive felt garland
 
 

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22 Responses

  1. […] Christmas Words, by Pillar Box Blue […]

  2. really cute, trying to think if there are any chanukah words i could do, and using the sewing machine, too busy for hand sewing! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    • Claire Armstrong

      Thanks ! Blanket stitch is really quick and can be done in front of the telly, they didn’t take me long at all. Hope you find the right words.

  3. So cute!

    • Claire Armstrong

      Cheers !

  4. Hi Claire…love the Felt Christmas words! I’ve got a felt thing going this Christmas too, but your letters are so whimsical and fun! Thanks for sharing, Lynn

  5. These are super cute and I love how you reused old stuffing!

    Tania

    • Claire Armstrong

      Thank you ! I try to re-use old material as much as possible. You can make these felt letters out of old woollen sweaters if you have some.

  6. These are great! Love them & sharing!!

    • Claire Armstrong

      Thank you so much !

  7. Jennifer

    What cute holiday decorations! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

    • Claire Armstrong

      Thank you & thanks for hosting !

  8. […] Giant Christmas Felt Letters […]

  9. Too stinking cute! I won’t do because sewing gives me anxiety but pinning for later just in case…

    • Claire Armstrong

      Thanks ! The sewing is very easy and forgiving you should try it.

  10. […] Some words are just for Christmas, my favourite ones are “Ho Ho Ho”, “Fa La La” and “Jingle”. Especially Fa La La which comes from the Christmas carol ‘Deck the Halls’. As soon as I hear and see these words I imagine a dreamy, nostalgic & whimsical Christmas, the sort of one we’d all love to have. Get the tutorial here. […]

  11. how fun and so easy to use these to make any words! easy and quick – could even be a fun kid craft! Thanks for sharing at the Christmas in July party!

    • Thank you so much ! You could use lots of different Christmas words.

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  13. Nice holiday decoration

  14. Claire, those are so cute, I love them. What a great tv watching craft to make. I have a project I had in mind for the blanket stitch. Thanks for the illustration because I haven’t done one before.

    • Thank you Toni. Blanket stitch is a really quick and easy stitch to sew.

  15. I love these! I’ve had these pinned for awhile now! Visiting from BOB Tribe.

  16. […] Christmas. I love to use these words in my Christmas crafting projects. Last year I make some giant felt Fa La La letters. For this years upcycled Christmas decoration Jingle was my Christmas word of choice.   […]

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