Thursday, November 19, 2009

DIY Ornaments

We just gave our first free tutorial, what the heck, let's do another :) I recently created a whole bunch of templates to make felt ornaments, my new favorite stuff to work with, just look at my chickens! So I am going to call this a mini tutorial, because I don't have pictures to go along with it. For starters I have uploaded the templates for you to use here and here.

I decided to make an open stocking for each of my boys so I can stuff a little candy in them :) All of the other ornaments are stuffed with regular cheap batting!

HOW TO: Print off templates and cut around one template, let's say the stocking. Pin the paper to your felt and cut around (remember to double up for front and back!) Cut scraps of felt for the top, toe and heel if you want. Use a running stitch to attach each of these to the top layer of felt. You can also use fabric glue to help you on your way :) Finally, I did a blanket stitch around the entire stocking. I found this site helpful to learn the stitches, and I'm sure if you typed in any of the stitches someone would show you on video on youtube.

(I used a running stitch, back stitch, whip stitch and blanket stitch)

They make me so happy. I want to make 804 more.

Let me know ANY questions you have!

(PS the owl is not an original idea of mine, it comes from a crafty magazine a few years back...I just wanted you to know I'm not that amazing. Oh, and I'd add some googlie eyes to him.)
PS We added this to AmyLouWho's Sew and Tell Friday's.

24 comments:

Kim B said...

Love!!

The Girl Creative said...

It's funny you should post this because I was just thinking about making something like these. Great minds think alike. :) My mom used to make them all the time when we were kids.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Way cute!

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Robin said...

I sooooo love these! Adorable!
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Michelle said...

It's 5 a.m. so a little early for a trip to the craft store but I bet I go this weekend. Absolutely adorable!!

Bonnie@Savoring Simplicity said...

So cute!

Lauren said...

wow! thanks so much for the tutorial and patterns. I tried to make a felt snowflake last night without a pattern and it was very...well let's say i am glad to have a template to follow! thanks so much!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

These are just adorable!

Lesly (aka Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) said...

Cute!

Diane said...

Thanks for the tutorial! These are super cute!

Dee said...

What adorable ornaments! I love the idea of them on a tree as gifts!

Thanks for such a fabulous Friday Finish!

blessings!

KQuiltyBee said...

So cute! I especially like the owl.

The Tripp Family said...

those are adorable! Makes me want to run out and buy a bunch of felt!

Sara said...

Thank you for showing those - I need to make a few ornaments as gifts this year...

Page said...

Awww, so cute. These would be so much fun to make with my kids. Will have to buy some felt.

Holly said...

Really cute! How fun!

Leslie said...

super fun and cute ornaments

Sew It Up! said...

These would make a great project for my kids. Then they could use them to decorate their own trees. Thanks for the idea, the are too cute!

Heather said...

Oh, so sweet! My mom also made a whole bunch of similar felt ornaments. I think they were her first tree ornaments after she was married, but I remember them in later years, when she used to string them up all around our kitchen at Christmas time. Good memories... I wonder what she ever did with those??

Thanks for sharing! :o)

Pokey said...

These are sweet. I love your owl-!

Nina... said...

How cute are those! I love them, great idea. I love the handmade country look for Christmas. Thanks for the pattern!

amylouwho said...

Love them! Now I just need to get some cute felt to make some with! Thanks for linking up!

Rene' said...

Too cute. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those are so fun!!! :) Love the "JOY" one. Visiting from Kate's party! :)