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Hand Stitched Felt Christmas Ornaments using Cricut Maker

Hand Stitched Felt Christmas Ornaments using Cricut Maker

I love to give handmade ornaments to friends and colleagues around the holidays, and I think these cute Scandinavian animals in red and white will be perfect!  The Cricut Maker did a neat job of cutting out the pieces for these ornaments from Cricut felt.  And with a bit of white iron-on and some simple embroidery, an ornament is born!

completed ornament bear 

Materials:

Iron-on, white
Cricut felt, colors of choice
Embroidery needle and floss
Batting
Fabric pen (optional)
White glue
0.2 inch red pom poms

 

Directions:

Create your cut design in Design Space.  This design is called Scandinavian Animals (#MD918D88) from Cricut Access.  Size the design to about 3 inches tall.

Cut the animals from white iron-on and weed them carefully.

cut design

Cut a 5 inch circle from Cricut felt for the front of each ornament. Iron one animal onto the center of the circle.

 iron-on felt circle

Using white embroidery floss, stitch a simple design around the edge of the circle.  Use the animal itself for your stitching inspiration and create 2 rows of stitching using basic embroidery stitches.

You can brush up on your embroidery stitches on the DMC website at https://www.dmc.com/uk/p-embroidery-stitch-guide.html.

stitching design for bear

 stitching design for fox

stitching design for owl

Cut a 6 inch multi-pointed star shape from Cricut felt for the back of the ornament.

Cut a 4 inch circle from batting and sandwich the batting between the front and back of the ornament.  Clip the layers together using pins, clothespins, or binder clips. I also like to draw a stitching line on the front of the ornament using a fabric pen with disappearing ink to help me keep my stitches straight.

sandwich batting between felt

Stitch through all layers using a basic running stitch, matching the floss color to the color of the ornament.

ornament front

ornament back

Cut a holly leaf about 1 ½  inches long from green felt.  Stitch the leaf to the top ornament through all layers using an 8-10 inch length of embroidery floss. Knot the floss to serve as a hanger for the ornament.  Glue three 0.2 inch red pom poms to the holly leaf using white glue.

completed bear ornament

completed ornament 2

 

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