by Beth Watson
Each year I create special holiday Christmas Tree ornaments to give as keepsakes to my friends and family. I always include the year on each of the ornaments and everyone looks forward to what the new creation will be. Ornaments to decorate my tree (and give as gifts!) this year!
Here’s What You Will Need:
- Kunin Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – White (4) and Red (1)
- Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Cream (1)
- Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
- Sizzix Bigz Die, Ribbon 3-D by Eileen Hull
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Ornament Patterns
- Chipboard; Permanent Marker; Scissors; Gold decorative ribbons (12” length each); Black Self Adhesive Half Pearls; Decorative Gold Buttons; White Tinsel Pom Poms and White Tinsel Chenille Stems
Here’s How To Make It:
Download and print Ornament Patterns HERE. Cut out, trace on to chipboard, then cut out again.
Cut Ribbon 3-D Die on Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ White. Repeat as desired for the number of ornaments you would like to create.
Trace and cut small, medium and large circles from Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ Cream; Santa hat band from Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ White and Santa hat from Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ Red.
TIP: When using a maker to trace on to felt, remember to cut inside the lines so you end up with a clean finished product.
Using the above photo as your guide, assemble each bow with hot glue.
For Santa: Attach large Cream circle to back of White bow. Attach small Cream circle to center of bow. Attach Santa hat to top of Cream circle and secure tip to side of hat. Attach Santa hat band to base of Santa hat. Attach two black half pearls as eyes and white tinsel pom pom to tip of hat.
For Angel: Attach medium Cream circle to back of bow. Attach decorative gold button to center of bow. Cut white tinsel chenille stem in half, bend into a circle and attach to back of Angel’s head with hot glue.
Cut a 12” length of ribbon for each ornament. Knot ends together and attach to back of each ornament with hot glue, let dry. I chose gold to accent my ornaments, but you could choose any color you wish.
Here are detailed photos of the finished ornaments.
I hope you will use my Bow Tied Santa and Angel Ornaments as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity this Christmas Season! Felt is an easy, versatile and forgiving medium which allows you to create a special keepsake whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth