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The Easy DIY Felt Ornament You Need to Make

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.

Use the free printable pdf pattern and step by step tutorial to make this super easy DIY felt ornament to decorate your Christmas tree.

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:


diy felt ornament

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. 

diy felt ornament
embroidering the ornament

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.   

gluing the string in

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. 

the finished felt ornament

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.

felt christmas ornament

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.

diy felt ornament
felt christmas ornament

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!

Want more Christmas sewing tutorials?  Try these:

cuffed christmas stocking tutorial
diy christmas table runner

Cuffed Christmas Stocking TutorialEasy Christmas Table Runner

diy felt christmas ornament


Tuesday 8th of January 2019

Such a cute Christmas tree ornament, I have friends who are crazy about old VW "beetle" cars, so want to surprise them for next Christmas. Thank you for a wonderful idea. I've made a sample for myself but did not have proper Christmas colours. The little car is cute anyway.


Tuesday 8th of January 2019

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it.


Monday 19th of November 2018

This is so cute - thank you.


Monday 19th of November 2018

You're welcome!


Thursday 15th of November 2018

How adorable!!!! I would love to hang one from my tree for sure!


Thursday 15th of November 2018

Thank you!

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