Felted Christmas Ornaments and Garland

Create these charming ornaments to add cottage style to your Christmas tree or string them together to create a rustic garland.

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
Felt Garland Is Charming Way To Decorate DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

String Ornaments to Create Garland

To create the ornaments, you'll need cream and brown felt and small bits of trim and buttons. Make your own felt by washing an old, unwanted 100 percent wool blanket or garment in a hot machine wash.

Felt Mitten With Old Ribbon And Vintage Button DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Mitten Ornament

Sew felt together with a blanket stitch and embellish with a bit of gingham ribbon and a vintage button. Leave the top unstitched.

Christmas Tree Felt Ornament Trimmed With Scraps DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Christmas Tree Ornament

Cut two tree shapes from green felt, stitch them together with a sewing machine then decorate with rickrack trim and buttons.

Felt Robin Made With Felt, Scrap Fabric And Trim DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Robin Ornament

To make the robin's body, cut a circle of fabric, fold in half, insert a fabric beak, and sew the curved edges together. Add wings and a red breast.

Felt Snowman Decorated With Scraps And Button DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Snowman Ornament

Sew two eyes and draw a carrot nose with a fabric pen, then attach a length of wool fabric as a scarf with a button.

Felt Stocking Embroidered With Simple Details DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Stocking Ornament

Embroider simple details on to the toe and heel of the sock. Decorate with a folded length of ribbon and a button.

Gingerbread Man Made From Felt And Scrap Materials DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Gingerbread Man Ornament

Sew rickrack trimming on to the arms and feet, and cut out and sew on a scarf and button in jolly colors.

Holly Berry Ornament Made From Plaid Wool Fabric DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Holly and Berries Ornament

Cut two holly shapes from plaid fabric, sew them together, insert a wire circle, and add red berry buttons.

Felt Candy Cane Embellished With Ribbon And Button DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Candy Cane Ornament

Wrap a small length of brightly colored ribbon around the stick and secure it in place with a sewn-on button.

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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