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Unique Easy To Make Handmade Felt Christmas Ornaments

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 appealed to me.

I thought it would be fun to recreate this look with some monochrome felt Christmas decorations. Recently, in one of my favourite shops, Liberty’s of London, I noticed that they had a monochrome Christmas display which I thought looked fantastic.

These ornaments are featured with the other cool adult Christmas crafts in this collection.

Liberty's of London Christmas 2018

Cute Upcycled Monochrome Handmade Felt Christmas Baubles

This is one of those Christmas sewing crafts that can be done whilst indulging in a Netflix box set. That is, it doesn’t require too much concentration and is not messy; the craft is easy to complete on your lap parked in front of the TV.

One evening, I stitched all the felt baubles while binging on the brilliant comedy series Atypical.

Upcycled sweater felt Christmas ornaments

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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.
Old wool sweater

How to make handmade felt Christmas ornaments

Step 1: Place the tuna can onto the felt and draw around it. Draw in a bauble cap and hook the hoop to the top of the drawn circle.

White felt bauble shape

Step 2: Cut out these white bauble shapes. You will need two identical bauble shapes for each handmade felt Christmas ornament.

Cut white felt bauble shapes

Step 3: Decide which embroidery design you want for the Christmas bauble. I’ve scanned 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 you are not a fabulous seamstress; the appeal of these felt baubles is the childlike nature of their designs.

Bauble design patterns
Stitching felt bauble

Step 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 sew a felt bauble. It also, of course, depends on the design. Some are quicker than others to stitch.

Hand Stitched felt Christmas baubles.

Step 5: To finish these handmade felt Christmas ornaments, I glued a blank felt bauble to the back of each handstitched one. I did this to hide all the unsightly stitching at the back of the ornament.

Then, I punched a hole in the top of each felt bauble using a hole punch. I threaded a red satin cord through the hole to hang them with.

hole punch felt bauble
handmade white felt baubles

I like to hang the handmade felt Christmas ornaments 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 need to make a few more for that. That’s ok, though, as I have another season of “Atypical” to get through.

hand stitched felt bauble garland
white handmade felt Christmas ornaments

I have made Valentine’s version of this craft with embroidered hearts stitched with red thread. And a Halloween version with this DIY felt skull decoration.

Check out these great denim Dala horse ornaments if you want more Scandinavian-themed ornaments.

I love upcycling old sweaters into Christmas ornaments; you should check out these.
Cute Sweater Upcycled Christmas Ornaments

Scandi felt Christmas craft
Super Simple Repurposed Sweater Felt Garland
How To Make Felt Tassels From Old Sweaters
Wonderful Felt Christmas Trees

felt christmas craft Scandi trees

For more Christmas sewing ideas, visit


Sunday 22nd of November 2020

Love your crafts! Wire Christmas Tree ? ? Would you show us how you made that? Thank you! Maureen

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

Thank you, Maureen. I've just added the link it's the Christmas tree I made from lampshades

Pam @Threading My Way

Saturday 30th of November 2019

The black stitching on white is very effective, Claire. I love how you've hung them from a branch, too. I've included your Christmas ornaments in a roundup today.

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 1st of December 2019

Thank you so much I look forward to seeing them.

Jen Baker

Wednesday 25th of September 2019

love these little ornaments! great idea, thank you!

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 25th of September 2019

Thank you so much, they were fun to make.

Rosie (@greenrosielife)

Saturday 15th of December 2018

Awwww - I love the cartoon like look of these ornaments. Thank you for linking up to #GoingGreen and may I wish you a very merry and upcycled Christmas.

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 16th of December 2018

Thank you so much. merry Christmas to you also ?


Wednesday 5th of December 2018

I love how your felt ornaments turned out! And they look so perfect all strung up together. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday party. I'll be including these in my Party Features next week :)

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 6th of December 2018

That's awesome thanks, I look forward to seeing them.