Christmas Crafts, Handmade Holiday Cards & Gifts

Felt Bird Ornaments

These beautiful Christmas birds are easy to make and last a lifetime. The basic method is straightforward; it's up to you how sophisticated you want the decorations and details to be.

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Festive Felt Red BirdEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Materials Needed:

  • felt in assorted colors
  • scissors
  • skewer
  • colored embroidery thread and needle

Step 1

Cut two body and wing shapes and some flower and leaf shapes for each bird. Make a hole in the top of each body shape with a skewer.

Springtime Felt PiecesEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Stitch a flower eye onto the outside of each body shape at the head, then sew some flower and leaf motifs onto the body and wings.

Embroidery Thread Used To Stitch Together BirdsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Embroider simple patterns onto the felt shapes, then sew the two body shapes together using a blanket stitch. Repeat with the two wing shapes.

Embroider Simple Patterns Onto Felt ShapesEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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