DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern

Learn how to sew your own DIY Christmas decorations, this time it's felt stars. The felt star decorations are a free PDF pattern you'll be able to use for a number of projects, like this star softie for kids, or a throw pillow, or - like here, cute and soft little Christmas tree ornaments that will last and make your Christmas feel special. This tutorial links to 2 free templates.

DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.
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Every year, I try to add a few new Christmas tree ornaments to a (growing) collection of handmade holiday decorations. And it feels so good to see, every year, a growing number of homemade ornaments, carrying warm and soft holiday memories from the past years, remembering the tiny sweet moments with the kids, knowing how old each of them was when a specific set was made, and hoping these memories will be carried on for years to come. I love our 'handmade Christmas' tradition!

If you'd like to start your own 'handmade Christmas' tradition with your family or friends, here's one thing you can start with. These ornaments are not difficult to make, and are suitable for a simple sewing project you can do with kids, too.


DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.


Aren't these little stars cute! You can, too, add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with your own, DIY Christmas ornaments. I'm showing you an easy way to sew a set of these easy and cute felt stars. You can make them using your sewing machine, or simply sew them by hand.

Supplies:

DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.


You'll need:

  • felt scraps in selected colors
  • 5-inch (13cm) of ribbon for each ornament
  • soft-toy stuffing material
  • thread, pins
  • needle or sewing machine
  • your FREE PDF Sewing Template on Craftsy (click here)
  • optional small star: additional FREE PDF template on Craftsy (click here


Here are your 2 FREE PDF Templates:

1) This is your MAIN star template:

Download it from Craftsy for free and cut the smallest of the three star sizes. (the largest star was made for a throw pillow, and the smallest one will be perfect for your Christmas ornaments) HERE:


DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.


2) OPTIONAL: Embellishment (little star) PDF template: 

You can also use a little star shape from this, other free PDF template. The template has a few different shapes, and feel free to use any of them, as embellishment of your star-shaped Christmas tree ornament. They were primarily made for a cute little fabric bookmark, another project of mine. Download your other FREE template from Craftsy, HERE:

DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.




How to Sew Christmas Stars - Tutorial



DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.
1) So, you've got your 2 free star templates. 

Using the templates, cut 
- 2 star pieces per ornament, and 
- 2 little star embellishments per ornament.

You'll get this:

DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.
(oops, one little star missing in the photo!)


DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.
2) Using a zigzag stitch, stitch the small stars to the center of each large star piece. (see above)

DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.
3) Place two main star pieces wrong sides together, so the small star embellishments are visible on the outer sides.



DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.

4) Attach the RIBBON:
Hand-stitch (or glue) both ends of the the 5" ribbon to one point of the star. This way, you'll be able to hang your ornament onto the Christmas tree.


DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.
5) Using a wide zigzag stitch, sew around the 2 star pieces, leaving a gap to insert the stuffing:

Stop sewing when you are approximately three fourths (3/4) around the piece. Leave the piece on the sewing machine. I always leave the needle IN the material, i.e. in the lowest position to prevent sliding when working on it.

Now insert the toy stuffing material.


DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.

6) Done! Repeat for each ornament.



DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.

They will double as lovely gift tags to attach to your Christmas gift bags.

The best Christmas ornaments are not necessarily costly. They show affection, they come from your heart. For me, watching our growing collection of DIY Christmas ornaments on our Christmas tree is like watching our family grow and thrive. Priceless and unique. Just like these DIY Christmas decorations. 

DIY Christmas Decorations - Felt Stars Free Pattern by AppleGreen Cottage. Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments.
We love them. Kids too, especially because the material allows them to rearrange the tree ornaments, to take them down and hang them again. Lots of play, and no fear of breaking anything!


Now hang your new handmade felt star ornaments on your Christmas tree. Let 'handmade Christmas' become your own family tradition. I wish you a peaceful, warm and merry Christmas.

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Need more DIY ideas? Feel free to check out my 2 most popular Christmas ornament tutorials from the past years (and get the free templates)

Free pattern - Christmas tree lights ornaments



Free pattern - cone-shaped Christmas ornaments


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