(20 crafty days of christmas) felt ornaments

My good friend Rocky Mountain Mama is on the blog today, showing us how to make felt ornaments for 20 Crafty Days of Christmas! How super cute would a bunch of these ornaments look hanging on a Christmas tree?!

Hello! I am the author of Rocky Mountain Mama. I used to be an elementary school teacher, but I am now a stay at home mother to 3-year-old Christopher and 4-month-old Lila. I blog about crafting, organizing, being green and life with kids. Whenever find “me” time, I am either organizing or working on one of many craft projects.

When it comes to the holidays, my crafting ADD kicks in. I usually have several projects going at once and more in the back of my head. This year was no different and I was very excited to share one of my many ideas with See Vanessa Craft readers. Many of my projects use felt, because I have an awkward love of felt, including this Pottery Barn knockoff advent calendar. I hope you enjoy making your felt ornaments. Happy Holidays!

Materials:
Styrofoam balls – I used 2.5 inch
glue gun
felt
ribbon
pins

Directions:
Step 1: Trace and cut out your stencil from card stock. I chose to use a 5 petal flower to add more volume and texture to my ornaments. You could also use a circle or a flower with more petals.


Step 2: Using a washable marker, trace your shape onto felt. Then, cut them out. {I made around 40 flowers for a 2.5 inch ball.}
Step 3: Using your glue gun, put a small dot of glue in the center of your flower. Fold in half.


Step 4: Repeat step 3, folding in half again making a triangular shape.


Step 5: Once you have all your petals made, start to glue them onto the ball. Put a dot of hot glue onto your ball and attach your first petal. Hold it down long enough for the glue to dry. Keep working around your ball until it is full. {I left a little space between the bases of all of my petals. As long as you can’t see the ball between the petals, you are good.}


Step 6: Cut a piece of ribbon. I used about 12 inches. Using your hot glue, find an open area on your ornament and place a small dot of hot glue. Press one end of the ribbon onto the glue until it is dry. Be careful with those fingers!


Step 7: Put another dot of glue onto the ribbon you just glued down. Loop the ribbon around and press down the other end.


Step 8: Push a pin through the ribbon into the Styrofoam ball for extra strength.

{You can also do this project using pins instead of hot glue to attach the felt to your ball. I chose to use glue as it was cheaper than buying hundreds of pins.}


Hello! I am the author of Rocky Mountain Mama. I used to be an elementary school teacher, but I am now a stay at home mother to 3-year-old Christopher and 2-month-old Lila. I blog about crafting, organizing, being green and life with kids. Whenever find “me” time, I am either organizing or working on one of many craft projects.
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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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