Want pretty DIY ornaments for your Christmas tree or for gifts? Here’s a simple way to make diy star ornaments at home.
This felt star decorations tutorial includes free printable star templates that 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.
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Diy Star Ornaments- Felt Stars Free Pattern
Every year, we add a few new Christmas tree ornaments to our family's (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.
Making Felt Star Ornaments Video
I've made a short video slide show for those of you who prefer video how-tos. Check it out here:
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 diy star ornaments.
Supplies to sew this star Christmas ornament
To sew these diy 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
- OPTIONAL: free star template from this star plushie tutorial)
How to Sew Christmas Stars - Tutorial
You can make them using your sewing machine, or simply sew them by hand.
Step 1 - Make or print the template and cut pieces
Once you've downloaded your star templates (see plushie tutorial for a free star template in several sizes), cut:
- 2 mid-sized star pieces per ornament, and
- 2 smallest size star embellishments per ornament. You'll get this:
(oops, one little star missing in the photo!)
Step 2 - Stacking layers - attach embellishments
Using a zigzag stitch, stitch the small stars to the center of each large star piece. (see above)
Step 3 - Sewing Together
Place two main star pieces wrong sides together, so the small star embellishments are visible on the outer sides.
Step 4 - Add Ribbon
Attach the RIBBON: Hand-stitch (or glue) both ends of the 5" ribbon to one point of the star. This way, you'll be able to hang your ornament onto the Christmas tree.
Step 5 - sewing step
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 (¾) 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.
Step 6 - Add polyester stuffing
Now insert the toy stuffing material.
Step 7 - Close the gap
Stitch the opening closed. Done! Repeat for each ornament.
These diy star ornaments 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.
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. Save For Later:
Need more DIY ideas? Feel free to check out my other 3 popular Christmas ornament tutorials (and get the free templates)
Felt star Free TEMPLATES
You can use the free template from my Star Softie tutorial.
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Love these Damjana! Adding them to my round up and just pinned!! Thanks 🙂
Damjana at AppleGreen Cottage
Thank you, Trixi 🙂
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I love how simple these ornaments are, Damjana,and still so cute! Perfect for beginners! Sharing and Pinning! 🙂 Lisa
Damjana at AppleGreen Cottage
Thank you, Lisa!