Crafts: How to make felt ornaments

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Materials needed:

Felt Sheets - Assorted Colors

Templates (provided)

Cookie Cutters

Fluffed up cotton for stuffing

Decorating Material: Beads, Confetti, Flowers, Sparkle, Sequins, Ribbons, Bows, decorative buttons etc.

Crafts glue

Free Templates:

Click on each template to enlarge and then Print.

Directions:

1. Trace with the help of templates the desired design on felt paper. Alternatively, use cookie cutters of desired shapes and sizes.

2. Cut out TWO of the same shape for each ornament that you want to make. Leave some seam allowance while cutting.

3. Place the matching sides together and Top stitch the two Felt Cut-Outs together, leaving a small space to stuff with cotton.

4. Lightly stuff with cotton. Use a crochet hook to push the stuffing into small areas. Stitch the opening closed.

5. To make a loop to hang the ornaments, braid 3 strands of wool (3' approx) and sew onto the top of the stuffed ornament.

6. Use Craft glue to decorate the ornaments. You can make faces for Santa, Gingerbread Man and Snowmen with eyes, buttons etc.