There are SO MANY cute felt Christmas ornament patterns out there!
Shiny Happy World alone has a couple dozen. 🙂 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!
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.
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. 🙂
Make a party garland! Decorate a nursery or a child’s room! Or make one for yourself. 🙂
Have fun with it!
I love this idea! I hope you do another round of ornaments this year. I’ve missed them!
So cute and fun. I am going to start something for spring birthdays with some wool scraps.