Make a Felt Garland – using any Christmas ornament pattern

Make a Felt Garland using any Christmas ornament pattern - a tutorial from Shiny Happy World

There are SO MANY cute felt Christmas ornament patterns out there!

Shiny Happy World alone has a couple dozen. πŸ™‚ You can find them here.

Some of them are Santas and trees and things specific to the holiday – but a bunch of them are just cute everyday items that are fun to hang on your Christmas tree. I wanted to come up with another way to use those fun everyday patterns, so I decided to make an easy felt garland.

I picked the cupcake pattern – because I love cupcakes and it was my birthday and I thought it would make a really cute party decoration that could be used year after year.

Other fun options would be this dinosaur, this rocket ship, this bird, and more. There’s also a free felt matroyshka doll pattern here that would work well.

Stitch up however many you want, in whatever colors you like.

I made a dozen cupcakes in all different colors (using up a bunch of my felt scraps – an added bonus.)

Then you just string them together!

Make a Felt Garland using any Christmas ornament pattern - a tutorial from Shiny Happy World

Cut a length of thin cotton yarn (make it a lot longer than you think you need) and thread a big-eye needle with it. Run the needle through the back layer only of your ornament. Make sure to pick a spot near the top of your ornament so the piece doesn’t tend to flip upside down when you hang it. It will always want to hang heavy-side-down.

Finished!

Make a Felt Garland using any Christmas ornament pattern - a tutorial from Shiny Happy World

Don’t tie any knots or anything – that way you can slide the ornaments along the string as needed to fill any space.

I like mine so much I decided to keep it up all year! I hung it across the opening to my studio so I see it every day. πŸ™‚

Make a Felt Garland using any Christmas ornament pattern - a tutorial from Shiny Happy World

Make a party garland! Decorate a nursery or a child’s room! Or make one for yourself. πŸ™‚

Have fun with it!

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

2 COMMENTS

  1. Jordana SAYS...

    I love this idea! I hope you do another round of ornaments this year. I’ve missed them!

  2. Elllen SAYS...

    So cute and fun. I am going to start something for spring birthdays with some wool scraps.

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