Good morning! We are starting to deck the halls around here and I was thinking you might be too so I wanted to share this super easy DIY felt ornament pattern and tutorial with you all.
I love all the imagery that you see of little red cars and trucks hauling home Christmas trees and so I decided to make an ornament of one from felt. This is a fun one to put up on the tree and even if you don’t really hand sew you can totally handle popping in a few little stitches to make this one cute.
I think that it could be particularly adorable to stitch the year or even a family name somewhere onto the body of the car or into the tree in order to personalize the diy felt ornament.
DIY Felt Ornament Supplies:
- Felt (I purchased one sheet for each color I used)
- Coordinating embroidery floss
- embroidery or hand sewing needle
- hot glue gun
- DIY Felt Car Ornament Pattern
Step 1: Print out the DIY Felt Car Ornament Pattern. Then cut out each piece of the pattern from the paper and use it to cut each of the shapes out of the felt. You will cut out two copies for the car body and the tree.
This ornament is a bit large so if you want a smaller one then just adjust your printer settings so that the template prints smaller.
Step 2: Attach your car pieces to the car. I attached mine using some super simple stitches with embroidery floss in coordinating colors.
If you don’t want to do any hand sewing then you could just use your hot glue gun to stick these pieces into place.
Step 3: Now lay down the back piece of the main body of the car. Cut a piece of ribbon or embroidery floss in a coordinating color. Tie a knot in it and glue the knotted end down in the middle of the back piece. This is what you will use to hang your ornament from the Christmas tree branches.
Step 4: Glue the front of the car down on top of the back part of the car. If you want your car to be a little less flat then you could add in some polyfil stuffing in between the front and back of the car before you glue them together.
Once I glued the front and the back together then I added some stitching around the edges of the car where I hadn’t done it before. I also added some embroidery details to the front piece of the tree and stump.
Step 5: Take the front of the Christmas tree piece that you embellished and glue it to the front of the car. Then flip the car over and glue the tree stump onto the front piece. Next glue the back tree piece onto the front tree piece so that they line up nicely.
Now you have a cute ornament to hang on your tree or gift to someone special! If you have any questions or make one then please let me know in the comments below!
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