I got the idea for these monochrome handmade felt Christmas ornaments when I made my monochrome shoe box craft. The monochrome childlike cartoon look of the boxes really appealed to me.
I thought it would be fun to recreate this look with some monochrome felt Christmas decoration. Recently when in one of my favourite shops Liberty’s of London I noticed that they had a monochrome Christmas display which I thought looked fantastic.
Cute Upcycled Monochrome Handmade Felt Christmas Baubles
As with most of my crafts and DIY’s these handmade felt Christmas ornaments are made from repurposed things around me. I used an old felted white sweater to make them.
This is one of those crafts that can be done whilst indulging in a Netflix boxset. That is it doesn’t require too much concentration and it’s not messy, the craft is easy to complete on your lap parked in front of the TV.
I stitched all the felt baubles in one evening whilst binging on the brilliant comedy series Atypical.
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What you need to make handmade Felt Christmas Ornaments
- White felt – I used an old wool white sweater which I felted in a hot wash in the washing machine (see details here). You can, however, use a craft felt. A thicker felt is better. Choose felt in either cream or white.
- Something round to draw around, I used a tuna can.
- Black cotton thread and needles
- White Craft Glue
- Hole punch such as a Crop-A-Dile
- Red satin cord
How to make handmade felt Christmas ornaments
- Place the tuna can onto the felt and draw around it. Draw in a bauble cap and hook hoop to the top of the drawn circle.
2. Cut out these white bauble shapes. You will need 2 identical bauble shapes for each handmade felt Christmas ornament.
3. Decide on which embroidery design you would like for the Christmas bauble. I’ve scanned in my designs which you can download here.
Using a needle and black thread, I copied my chosen design. Then, I just used a simple backstitch.
Don’t worry if your not a fabulous seamstress, the apeal of these felt baubles is the childlike nature of their designs.
4. I didn’t exactly hurry these baubles as I stitched them whilst watching the telly. I would say though It took me about 20-30mins to stitch a felt bauble. It also, of course, depends on the design some are quicker than others to stitch.
5. Next, to finish off these handmade felt Christmas ornaments, I glued a blank felt bauble to the back of each handstitched one. The reason I did this was to hide all the unsightly stitching at the back of the ornament.
Then using a hole punch I punched a hole in the top of each felt bauble. Through the hole, I threaded a red statin cord to hang them with.
I like to hang the handmade felt Christmas ornaments altogether from a branch as a standalone Christmas decoration for the wall.
But I will also hang some from the wire rustic Christmas tree I made. I just need to make a few more for that. That’s ok though as I have another season of “Atypical” to get through.
I have made Valentine’s version of this craft with embroidered hearts stitched with red thread.
If you are looking for more Scandinavian themed ornaments then check out these fabulous denim Dala horse ornaments.
I love upcycling old sweaters into Christmas ornaments, you should check out these ones.
Cute Sweater Upcycled Christmas Ornaments
For more Christmas sewing ideas visit allfreesewing.com