Diy Christmas tree decorations with a free pattern. Let me show you how to make easy, unbreakable (and cute!) Christmas tree decorations that don’t run a risk of being crushed to splinters. Useful if you’ve got a toddler in the family! This step-by-step tutorial has lots of photos and is a perfect beginner sewing project – with a free PDF pattern. And makes a cute Christmas handmade gift (for any age!) Let’s make some felt Christmas lights!
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There is good chance you’ll want to make your Christmas tree safe (and fun) for your toddler, avoiding any thin-glass or similar easily breakable ornaments. We have opted for this solution, leaving the marvellous just-watch-don’t-touch glass ornaments in the basement. For now. You might intend to do the same, so this just might be useful to you.
Or you want to make the cutest Christmas homemade gift for your friends – of any age!
Diy Christmas Lights Ornaments
Why I’m just crazy about these cute Christmas tree ornaments (And why you’ll love them too):
- Easy to make. (Felt is even easier to sew than cotton fabrics!)
- Inexpensive (You’ll need very little material!)
- A great felt scrap buster!
- Make a great and easy homemade gift!
- The PDF sewing pattern is FREE. Yey!
FINISHED SIZE: these felt decorations are 2.5 inch by 4.5 inch, perfectly fitting into a toddler’s hand.
- felt in your favorite colors (Buy a multi-color pack, not individual pieces, to save money!)
- 8 inches of satin ribbon of your choice per each ornament piece
- some soft toy stuffing material
- coordinating sewing thread
- sewing machine
- your FREE PDF Sewing Pattern (available in the subscriber-resource library for all newsletter subscribers – join the free newsletter here!)
You’ll also get a pattern from my shop for free and access to all the free patterns and templates on this site.
These Felt Light Christmas Tree Ornaments are approximately 2.5 inch wide and 4.5 inch long (ribbon not included), perfectly fitting into a toddler’s hand. Not just for toddlers, though. These ornaments will make a great handmade present for grownups too 🙂
5) Now, you’ll need to use the 8-inch long satin ribbon. Fold it in half. For a nice finish, you will use the third, small piece of felt in the same color as the ribon to serve as connecting piece, like you see in the image below. RED markers (short lines) on the PDF pattern: When placing the connecting piece on the center piece, make sure the two red markers on the (yellow) center piece match the two red markers on the connecting felt piece.
7) Nearly finished:
8) Secure the stitches: tie a knot and cut off any excess sewing thread. Done!
Repeat as many times as you want. Each piece will go faster and at the end, you’ll get yourself a nice little felt Christmas tree decorations collection.