How To Make Giant Christmas Felt Letters Decoration

Giant Christmas Felt Letters Garland

These giant felt letters make a unique Christmas decoration. 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. As the felt letters 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
This post contains Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to see my disclosure policy.

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 the felt letter template cut out the letters you will need. You will need 2 templates 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.

  3. Next, pin the 2 felt letter templates together.
    Pinned felt letters

  5. Then, using a blanket stitch, stitch around each letter leaving a small gap for stuffing
    Blanket stitch 3
    blanket stitch

  7. Next, stuff the felt letters firmly with fiber stuffing. Finish off, by sewing up the hole with a blanket stitch.
     Felt Letter Stuffing
    Felt Letters   

FALALA felt letters
When finished your letters are ready to sit on the mantle or hang in a garland like bunting. As well as making a great Christmas decoration , I have made giant felt letters in a person’s initial and given them as a monogramed gift.
hohoho Felt Letters
FaLaLa Felt Letters _ Pillarboxblue
Giant felt letters Christmas Decoration
You might like some of my other Christmas posts:
Paper Envelope Advent Calendar
Christmas Elf on the Shelf
Upcycled festive felt garland
Don’t throw away the felt scraps you can use them to make a cute Frida Kahlo Christmas ornament. Or some cute handmade felt Christmas ornaments.

22 Responses

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

  2. 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.


    Nice holiday decoration

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Party in Your PJs #83 - Bumblebreeblog

    […] Giant Christmas Felt Letters […]

  7. Jennifer

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


    • Claire Armstrong

      Thank you & thanks for hosting !

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

    • Claire Armstrong

      Thank you so much !

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


    • 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.

  10. 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

  11. So cute!

    • Claire Armstrong

      Cheers !

  12. 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.

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

Leave a comment