Handmade Christmas decorations are always a cherished addition to any holiday celebration. They add a touch of personalisation and warmth to your home décor, and these felt stars can also be a fun and festive activity to do with family or friends.
One of the easiest and most versatile materials for making handmade Christmas ornaments is felt. Felt is soft, colourful, and easy to work with, making it a great choice for beginners and experienced crafters alike.
In this blog post, I will show you how to make beautiful and easy felt Christmas decorations. These felt stars are simple to make and can be customised with a variety of colours, patterns, and embellishments.
So, let’s get started!
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Supplies for your Felt Christmas Tree Decorations
- Scraps of felt
- Template for Felt Christmas Decorations (available here for free)
- Ribbon or Similar for Hanger
- Embroidery Thread
- Filling (or cut up felt scraps)
- Beads, etc for embellishments.
Create your Star Felt Ornaments
Prepare your Star Shapes
Start by downloading and printing off the star template. Cut out the star shape and that is your pattern. Use your pattern to cut out 2 felt stars. They can be in the the same felt or different colours.
If you want to decorate your stars then now is the time. If not simply move down to the next step.
Tips for Decorating your Felt Stars
- Use a variety of felt colors to create a festive and colorful set of ornaments.
- Experiment with different embroidery stitches to create unique designs.
- Add embellishments like beads, sequins, or buttons to your ornaments.
- Make a variety of sizes of stars to add visual interest to your Christmas tree. Simple print the template out different sizes using your printer settings.
Here are some designs I did to give you some ideas:
Assemble your Felt Stars
Take your 2 stars and place one on top of the other making sure that the wrong sides are together. Decide where you want the top of your star to be. Cut a hanger out of ribbon or cord or even embroidery thread that is as long as you want your hanger to be plus another couple of inches. Mine are about 6″ long giving hangers that are about 2″ long.
Fold your hanger in half and knot the two ends together. This will prevent then from pulling through to the right side. If you are using quite wide ribbon do not knot it. You don’t need to. Place your hanger between the two stars where you want it to go and pin it in place.
Now start sewing your star closed using a blanket stitch. If you have never done it before I have a fully detailed blanket stitch tutorial here. As you pass over your hanger make sure to go through your ribbon or through the loop that you made if you are using cord or embroidery thread.
Before you complete the star, perhaps with one point to go, it is time to add some stuffing. Add as much or as little as you like. Once you are happy complete your blanket stitch around the edge. Complete stuffing the last point as you sew around it.
You should now have a completed DIY felt ornament in the shape of a star. There is nothing stopping you making some more in different shapes too!
Uses for your Christmas Felt Ornaments
- Make a set of felt star ornaments in a variety of colours to give to friends and family as gifts. That is what I did!
- Use felt star ornaments as embellishments for gift wrapping.
- Hang felt star ornaments on your Christmas tree, doorbells, or wreaths.
Some More Easy DIY Christmas Decorations
Felt star Christmas ornaments are a fun and easy way to add a touch of personalization to your holiday décor. With a little creativity, you can create beautiful and festive ornaments that will be cherished for years to come.
If you are looking for some more easy DIY Christmas decorations then check out my full section of them.
I particularly love the cute lined Christmas Stockings that hang on your Christmas tree full of goodies for your guests.
If you have some old books that you no longer want how about making some folded book Christmas trees or folded book Christmas angels? They are both surprisingly easy to make but look fabulous!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make felt star Christmas decorations. Please feel free to share your own tips and ideas in the comments below. We love to learn from each other.