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31 Free Christmas Felt Ornament Patterns

The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about festive decorations to get your home into the Christmas spirit. One of the heartwarming and eco-friendly ways to add a personal touch to your tree and home is by crafting festive decor by using any of our free Christmas felt ornament patterns.

With free patterns readily available, you can create meaningful and unique handmade ornaments for years to come.

Felt is a fantastic material to work with, as it’s easy to handle and doesn’t fray. This makes it perfect for beginners and experienced crafters alike.

It’s so much fun to personalize each ornament. Plus, it’s very simple (which I need as I’m not very ‘crafty’). You just use your favorite colors and add a touch of sparkle with beads or sequins.

And the best part? You can share the joy of creating by making a fun crafting session with your ministry group. Getting together with the ladies in your group and making these felt ornaments brings with it lots of laughter. Plus, you all get to takeaway special gifts to share with others or to decorate your own tree.

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Basics of Creating Felt Christmas Ornaments

Creating your own felt Christmas ornaments can be a fun and rewarding DIY project. In this section, we will guide you through the essentials needed to get started. Let’s dive into the materials, stitching techniques, and tips for stuffing and finishing your ornaments.

Materials Needed

To create beautiful felt Christmas ornaments, you will need the following materials:

  • Felt: Choose various colors to match your Christmas theme.
  • Free patterns: Search online or create your own designs. I do have some below you can download free.
  • Embroidery thread: Select coordinating colors for sewing and decorating.
  • Sharp scissors: Essential for cutting precise shapes.
  • Needle: Opt for a needle with a large eye for easier threading.
  • Ribbon or thread: To create hanging loops for your ornaments.
  • Buttons, beads, and additional decorations (optional): Customize your ornaments to your liking.
  • Hot glue gun: Add embellishments to decorate your ornament.

Stitching Techniques

As a beginner, you can start with two basic stitching techniques for your felt Christmas ornaments. I am not a seamstress and feel a little overwhelmed when I think about having to stitch.

If you’re the same, don’t worry. You won’t need a sewing machine for these cute felt Christmas ornaments, as these only require stitching by hand:

  1. Running stitch: This simple stitch is perfect for joining two pieces of felt together. To do a running stitch, thread your needle and knot the end. Push your needle up through the felt, then down a short distance away, and repeat this process along your pattern. Here’s a link to a YouTube video I found showing how to sew a running stitch by hand.
  2. Blanket stitch: This decorative stitch not only joins pieces of felt but also adds an attractive border. Thread your needle, make a knot, and then push your needle up through the felt edge. Next, insert the needle down into the felt, and then back up to the front, but before pulling tight, loop the thread under the needle point. Repeat this around your ornament. Here’s a link to a YouTube video I found showing how to sew a blanket stitch by hand.

Stuffing and Finishing

Now that you’ve sewn your felt pieces together, you can stuff and finish your ornament:

  • Stuffing: Use fiberfill to lightly stuff your ornament before closing the final edge with your chosen stitch. Don’t overstuff; a little goes a long way in giving your ornament some dimension.
  • Finishing touches: Make sure to trim any loose threads and even out any uneven stitching. You can also add buttons, beads, or other decorations to enhance your ornament’s appearance.
  • Hanging loop: Create a loop with a piece of ribbon or thread. Sew the ends of the loop to the top of your ornament, ensuring it’s secure enough to hang on your Christmas tree.

Ornament Patterns and Tutorials

Ornaments for Beginners

If you’re new to creating felt ornaments, don’t worry; there are plenty of simple designs to get you started. Some great beginner-friendly options include felt snowflake ornaments and monogram ornaments.

You’ll be able to find a free printable pattern for just about every type of ornament you might want to make.

Hand sewing is an essential skill for these projects, but don’t be intimidated – with a little practice, you’ll master it in no time. To begin, gather free patterns for these ornaments, or create your own designs in the shape of your favorite snowflakes or initials.

Animal Themed Ornaments

In addition to the traditional Christmas shapes, you can add some variety with animal themed ornaments. You can find these in our free patterns here.

Animal OrnamentsDIY Details
PenguinFelt Penguin Christmas Ornament
CatFelt Cat Christmas Ornament
ReindeerFelt Reindeer Christmas Ornament
Polar BearFelt Polar Bear Christmas Ornament

Simply download the free patterns and follow the provided ornament tutorials to create your own fun and festive felt creatures.

Christmas Themed Ornaments

For a more traditional look, try your hand at Christmas-themed ornaments. These designs include a gingerbread house ornament, a gingerbread man ornamentfelt nativity scene, or an angel ornament.

If you’re looking for a unique twist on classic Christmas themes, consider creating a felt gnome ornament or a Santa-inspired felt creation. These whimsical characters will spread some holiday cheer and add a touch of magic to your tree. 

Novelty Ornaments

If you’re searching for something that stands out from typical Christmas decorations, novelty ornaments are the way to go. Express your personality by crafting ornaments inspired by your interests or hobbies, like fashion or donuts. Free felt Christmas ornament patterns can be found online for a wide range of quirky designs.

Create snowflake ornaments by gluing together felt snowflakes or sewing softies – the possibilities are endless! Felt deer, icicle, or 12 Days of Christmas themed ornaments are other interesting options to consider. Just grab some free patterns, follow the tutorials, and watch your unique felt creation come to life.

Tips and Tricks for a Perfect Felt Ornament

Achieving the Perfect Cut

To create beautiful felt Christmas ornaments, it’s essential to cut your felt pieces accurately.

Start by choosing a free pattern for your desired design. If you’re a beginner, pick something simple, such as a snowflake or a Christmas tree.

Then, trace the pattern onto your felt using a fabric marker or chalk. Make sure to use sharp scissors or a craft knife to achieve clean cuts. Remember, a precise cut will make sewing and assembling your ornament easier and give it a more polished look.

Hand Stitching vs. Machine Stitching

When it comes to sewing your felt ornaments, you have two options: hand sewing or sewing machine stitching. As a beginner, you might find hand sewing to be more enjoyable. Plus, it allows for greater control over your stitches.

Choose a strong thread suitable for felt, like embroidery floss, and use a needle appropriate for the thickness of your material. For hand sewing, a simple blanket stitch or running stitch works well.

Using Decorative Elements

Adding embellishments to your felt Christmas ornaments is an excellent way to make them unique and eye-catching. Don’t be afraid to be creative and use different materials to enhance your design and make a really great ornament. Some common decorative elements include:

  • Buttons: They come in various sizes, shapes, and colors, and can be used as accents or to create features like eyes or noses.
  • Beads and sequins: Adding a touch of sparkle to your ornaments by sewing on a few beads and sequins can create a festive look.
  • Embroidery: Use embroidery floss and different stitches to add texture and design to your felt ornaments.

31 Free Felt Ornament Patterns

For the Christmas holiday this year, take a look at all of the different designs here. These make great gifts, and they’re also a fun way to lend a handmade touch to your home Christmas decor.

Download Our Free Ornament Patterns Here

Cut out these Christmas shapes to use as patterns for your felt ornaments. Below you’ll find directions for every shape. The first few directions are in-depth and then I’ve abbreviated the rest. However, follow the detailed instructions for each ornament. 

Free Felt Christmas Ornaments Patterns

Felt Christmas Ornament Patterns Mockup.

Pattern 1: Felt Star Ornament

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed:
    • Felt sheets (yellow or gold)
    • Scissors
    • Thread (matching the felt color)
    • Needle
    • Stuffing
    • Ribbon
  2. Cut the Felt: Cut out two star shapes from your felt sheets. Make sure they are the same size.
  3. Sew the Stars: Place the two star shapes on top of each other. Thread your needle and begin sewing around the edges, leaving a small opening.
  4. Add Stuffing: Before closing up the star, add some stuffing to give it a three-dimensional look.
  5. Close the Star: Finish sewing up the opening.
  6. Add Ribbon: Cut a piece of ribbon, fold it into a loop, and sew it onto one of the star’s points.
  7. Optional: For added flair, you can sew small beads onto the felt for a sparkling effect.

Pattern 2: Felt Christmas Tree

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed:
    • Green felt sheets
    • Brown felt (for the trunk)
    • Scissors
    • Thread (green and brown)
    • Needle
    • Buttons or beads for decoration
    • Ribbon
  2. Cut the Tree: Cut two tree shapes out of the green felt sheets.
  3. Cut the Trunk: Cut two small rectangles from the brown felt for the trunk.
  4. Sew the Tree: Place the green felt shapes on top of each other, and begin sewing around the edges, leaving a small opening for stuffing.
  5. Sew the Trunk: Sew the brown rectangles together, also leaving a small opening.
  6. Add Stuffing: Fill both the tree and the trunk with stuffing and sew up the openings.
  7. Attach the Trunk: Sew the trunk to the bottom of the tree.
  8. Decorate: Sew buttons or beads onto the tree to act as ornaments.
  9. Add Ribbon: Cut a piece of ribbon, fold it into a loop, and sew it at the top of the tree for hanging.
  10. Optional: Add a small felt star at the top if desired.

Pattern 3: Felt Snowman

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: White, black, and orange felt, black beads, ribbon, thread, needle, stuffing.
  2. Cut Circles: Cut two white circles for the snowman’s body.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the circles together and add stuffing.
  4. Face: Use black beads for eyes and a small piece of orange felt for the nose. Sew them onto one side.
  5. Ribbon: Attach a ribbon loop at the top for hanging.

Pattern 4: Felt Candy Cane

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Red and white felt, red and white thread, needle, stuffing.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two candy cane shapes
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the canes together and add stuffing.
  4. Cut and Glue: Cut small strips of white felt and hot glue them on for the stripes
  5. Ribbon: Attach a ribbon loop at the top for hanging.

Pattern 5: Felt Angel

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: White felt, gold thread, needle, stuffing, gold ribbon.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two angel body and wings from white felt.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the body and add stuffing.
  4. Attach Wings: Sew the wings onto the back.
  5. Ribbon Halo: Attach a gold ribbon loop at the top as a halo.

Pattern 6: Felt Holly Leaves

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Green felt, red buttons, green thread, needle.
  2. Cut Leaves: Cut two holly leaf shapes from green felt.
  3. Sew: Sew two leaves together with a small red button in the center as a berry.

Pattern 7: Felt Reindeer

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Brown and black felt, black beads, brown thread, needle, stuffing.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two reindeer shapes from brown felt.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the shapes together and stuff them.
  4. Face: Attach black beads for eyes and a small black felt piece for the nose.

Pattern 8: Felt Bell

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Silver or gold felt, matching thread, needle, small jingle bell.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two bell shapes from the felt.
  3. Sew: Sew the sides together, leaving the bottom open.
  4. Add Bell: Insert a small jingle bell and sew the bottom closed.

Pattern 9: Felt Gingerbread Man

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Brown felt, white thread, needle, buttons, stuffing.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two gingerbread man shapes from brown felt.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the pieces together and add stuffing.
  4. Decorate: Sew buttons and use white thread to add facial features and icing details.

Pattern 10: Felt Dove

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: White felt, white thread, needle, stuffing, small olive branch (real or artificial).
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two dove shapes from white felt.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the pieces together and add stuffing.
  4. Olive Branch: Insert a small olive branch in the beak and sew it in place.

Download Our Free Ornament Patterns Here

Cut out these Christmas shapes to use as patterns for your felt ornaments. Below you’ll find directions for every shape. The first few directions are in-depth and then I’ve abbreviated the rest. However, follow the detailed instructions for each ornament. 

Free Felt Christmas Ornaments Patterns

Pattern 11: Felt Santa Hat

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Red and white felt, red and white thread, needle, stuffing.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two Santa hat shapes from red felt and a small rectangle from white felt for the trim.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the red pieces together and stuff them.
  4. Trim: Sew the white felt rectangle to the bottom as a trim.

Pattern 12: Felt Snowflake

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: White felt, white thread, needle, sequins.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two snowflake shapes from white felt.
  3. Sew: Sew sequins randomly to mimic the snowflake’s unique design.

Pattern 13: Felt Mittens

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Colorful felt, thread, needle, small buttons.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two mitten shapes from your chosen felt.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the mittens and stuff lightly.
  4. Buttons: Add a small button for decoration.

Pattern 14: Felt Present

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Various colors of felt, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two shapes for the present.
  3. Ribbons: Cut thin strips for ribbons and bows.
  4. Sew: Sew it all together, including the ribbon details.

Pattern 15: Felt Wreath

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Green felt, red beads, green thread, needle.
  2. Cut Circle: Cut two wreath shapes from green felt.
  3. Beads: Sew red beads on as berries.

Pattern 16: Felt Stocking

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Red and white felt, red thread, needle, small piece of ribbon.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two stocking shapes from red felt and a cuff from white felt.
  3. Sew: Sew the pieces together.
  4. Ribbon: Attach a ribbon for hanging.

Pattern 17: Felt Penguin

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Black and white felt, thread, needle, small orange beak.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two penguin shapes from black and white felt.
  3. Beak: Add the orange beak.
  4. Sew & Stuff: Sew the shapes together and stuff them.

Pattern 18: Felt Heart

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Red felt, red thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two heart shapes from red felt.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the heart shapes together and stuff them lightly.

Pattern 19: Felt Candle

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Yellow and orange felt for flame, other colors for candle, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut candle and flame shapes.
  3. Sew: Sew all the shapes together.

Pattern 20: Felt Hot Cocoa Mug

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Brown for cocoa, other colors for mug, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut the mug and cocoa shapes.
  3. Sew: Sew the shapes together.

Download Our Free Ornament Patterns Here

Cut out these Christmas shapes to use as patterns for your felt ornaments.

Free Felt Christmas Ornaments Patterns

Pattern 21: Felt Gingerbread House

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Brown felt for house, various colors for decorations, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut out two house shapes.
  3. Sew: Sew the decorations onto one house piece, then sew both house pieces together.

Pattern 22: Felt Nutcracker

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Various colors of felt, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut out two of the nutcracker shapes.
  3. Sew: Sew the shapes together and add details like buttons or small beads.

Pattern 23: Felt Sleigh

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Brown or red felt for sleigh, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut out the sleigh shapes.
  3. Sew: Sew the pieces together.

Pattern 24: Felt Ribbon

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Any color felt, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut out the ribbon shapes.
  3. Sew: Sew the ribbon into a loop, then attach the ends to create a bow.

Pattern 25: Felt Ornament Round Bulb

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Any color felt, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut out two ornament shapes.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the pieces together leaving a small opening, stuff, sew it closed.

Pattern 26: Felt Elf Head

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Green and red felt, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut out two elf head shapes.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the pieces together leaving a small opening, stuff, sew it closed.

Pattern 27: Felt Light Bulb

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Any color felt, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut out the shape twice.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the pieces together leaving a small opening, stuff, sew it closed.

Pattern 28: Felt Christmas Cat

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Green felt, red felt, and whatever cat colors you’d like 
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut out the pudding, icing, holly, and berry shapes.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the pieces together leaving a small opening, stuff, sew it closed.

Pattern 29: 

Felt Ornament Teardrop Shape

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Any color felt, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut out two ornament shapes.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the pieces together leaving a small opening, stuff, sew it closed.

Pattern 30: Felt Mistletoe

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Green felt, small white beads, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut out two mistletoe leaves.
  3. Sew: Sew the leaves together and add the beads as berries.

Pattern 31: Felt Bear

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Materials Needed: Brown felt, thread, needle.
  2. Cut Shapes: Cut two bear shapes.
  3. Sew & Stuff: Sew the pieces together and stuff it lightly.

Download Our Free Ornament Patterns Here

Cut out these Christmas shapes to use as patterns for your felt ornaments.

Free Felt Christmas Ornaments Patterns

Additional Ideas for Using Your Ornament Patterns

Felt Ornaments as DIY Gifts

Felt Christmas ornaments make perfect gifts to use at an ornament exchange with your ministry group.

Making them together with your ministry group is so much fun, too. Anytime you create a handmade craft together with a group of people you love, you’ll build stronger bonds and friendships.

You can have a station at your Christmas potluck party or have a dedicated event for creating ornaments.

Select an easy free pattern, like a holiday tree ornament, a gingerbread ornament, snowflake ornament, or a candy cane and customize it with colors, ribbon, and stitching. Your friends and family will appreciate these heartfelt handmade tokens!

Some of my favorite ornaments are the DIY Christmas ornaments my family has made throughout the years.

Decorating Beyond the Christmas Tree

There’s no need to limit your free ornament patterns just to decorating your Christmas tree. Felt Christmas tree ornaments can be used in various ways to liven up your home’s holiday décor!

Add them to stockings, embellish centerpieces, or create a cozy atmosphere by using them as garland. With a simple blanket stitch and some imagination, you can enhance your seasonal decorations with these charming and easy felt Christmas ornaments.

Using Ornaments in Other Christmas Crafts

The versatility of DIY felt ornaments doesn’t end with being used as décor. Incorporate your ornament patterns into other Christmas crafts to create unique holiday items. For example:

  • Design a colorful Christmas wreath with a cluster of various felt ornaments.
  • Assemble a custom advent calendar, attaching an ornament to each day’s pouch or pocket.
  • Create a festive table runner or placemats by sewing ornaments onto the fabric.

Get creative with how you use your DIY Christmas ornaments, and before you know it, your home will be filled with delightful and personalized Christmas decorations.

Connect with Christ this Christmas

The Connect with Christ bundle will help us take the time to focus intently on Jesus. I created this bundle as a way to celebrate Christ during this upcoming season.

It’s packed with activities designed to guide you through internal reflection and strengthen your relationship with Him.

There are lists to help you keep organized so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

Plus, there are family activities so that those you can celebrate with can enjoy the time and each other and strengthen bonds. Be sure to check out out:

Mockup of pages from the Connect with Christ this Christmas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find simple felt ornament patterns?

Download our patterns right here.

You can also find simple felt ornament patterns on various crafting websites, blogs, and Pinterest boards. Sites like Craftsy, AllFreeSewing, and FeltMagnet offer a variety of easy-to-follow patterns for beginners. Additionally, search for free PDF patterns and templates online to build your collection of festive felt designs. 

What are some popular felt Christmas tree decorations?

Some popular felt Christmas tree decorations include:

  • Stockings
  • Stars
  • Gingerbread people
  • Snowflakes
  • Reindeer
  • Santa Claus
  • Elves
  • Ornaments
  • Candy canes
  • Poinsettias

You can customize these decorations with different colors, embroidery, beads, and sequins to create a unique holiday look.

How can I create handmade felt ornaments for my tree?

To create handmade felt ornaments, follow these steps:

  1. Choose your pattern: Find simple or intricate designs to suit your style.
  2. Gather your materials: You’ll need felt, scissors, a needle, and thread, as well as any embellishments you’d like to use.
  3. Cut out the pattern pieces: Carefully cut your felt pieces according to the pattern instructions.
  4. Sew the pieces together: Use a basic whipstitch or blanket stitch to join the pieces, leaving an opening for stuffing if needed.
  5. Add embellishments: Customize your ornament with embroidery, beads, sequins, or other decorative elements.
  6. Finish your ornament: Close the opening, add a loop for hanging, and trim any stray threads.

Are there any tutorials for embroidering felt ornaments?

Yes, there are many tutorials available online for embroidering felt ornaments. YouTube is a great resource for video tutorials that demonstrate different stitches and techniques.

Craft blogs and websites, such as Needle ‘n Thread, Sublime Stitching, and Embroidery Library, also offer written instructions and step-by-step guides to help you create detailed, beautiful felt decorations.

Where can I find patterns for felt snowman and angel ornaments?

Patterns for felt snowman and angel ornaments can be found on crafting websites, Pinterest boards, and through a simple Google search. You might also find printable templates and instructions in holiday-themed crafting magazines or books.

Websites like FeltMagnet, AllFreeSewing, and Craftsy offer various snowman and angel ornament patterns to suit your skill level and style.

Are there sources for free wool Christmas decoration patterns?

There are sources for free wool Christmas decoration patterns online. Websites like AllFreeChristmasCrafts, Ravelry, and Craftfoxes offer a selection of free patterns for wool decorations, including knitting and crocheting projects and are a great way to find ideas.

Keep in mind that not all patterns are specifically designed for felted wool, but many can be adapted to suit your needs. Just look for patterns that use wool yarn and can be felted after completing the project for a unique, cozy addition to your holiday décor.

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