I have a friend who lives in Europe and I wanted to send her a care package for the holidays. I thought it would be nice to include something handmade and for her Christmas tree in the package, but of course it couldn’t be anything fragile and it couldn’t weigh a lot either since shipping overseas is so costly. So I decided to make her a cute little felt ornament, and I loved making it!
I found this great matroyshka doll ornament pattern and wonderful instructions at My Sparkle and thought it would be perfect for her. I printed out the pattern and cut out the individual pieces from paper and then traced them onto felt and then cut them out.
Then I used tacky glue to glue the front pieces onto each other. I think what makes this ornament look so cute is the multiple layers it has going on.
For some added interest, I hand-sewed a cute outline from yarn around some of the pieces. Once I had the front done, I partially sewed it to the back piece using the blue yarn again and then stuffed the ornament with fiber-fill before sewing completely shut.
I finished up the ornament with a little bead in the center of the flower and a drawn on smile. I think my little nesting doll ended up looking very cute and I really loved making it. It was time consuming to get all of the little pieces looking just right, but I had fun in the process.
I’m so happy I was able to send a friend who lives very far away something homemade and special just for her. Now I’d love to make some more felt ornaments since I enjoyed the process so much.
Have you tried your hand at making felt or any other ornaments for your Christmas tree? You can check out my round-up of 12 DIY Christmas Ornaments or 8 DIY White Ornaments for some more do it yourself ornament ideas.