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Christmas Decorations Made from Felt

Wool felt is the perfect fabric for making warm-and-cozy Christmas decorations.


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    • Striped Felt Wreath with Poinsettia Flower

      Cut seven 1x8-inch strips each from turquoise blue, light blue, red, and lime felt using pinking shears. Referring to the photo, wrap strips around a foam wreath with each strip slightly overlapping the previous strip; pin strips to back of wreath. Follow the instructions below to make the poinsettia flower; pin the felt poinsettia to the wreath.

    • Daisy Felt Garland

      Fashion a swag with flower power by stringing button-capped flowers and old-time yarn pom-poms together. Hang the swag from a shelf or window to highlight its puffy blooms.

    • Felt Snowflake Wreath

      Snowflakes cut from fluffy white felt help decorate a melt-free wreath that can be displayed all winter long. It looks perfect hanging on a door or as a simple decoration above a mantel.

    • Fun Felt Table Runners

      Bright strips of felt become a festive table runner. From one color of felt, cut two strips 5 inches wide and long enough to allow a 12-inch overhang on each end of your table. Using a different color of felt, cut two more strips 5 inches wide with a 14-inch overhang. Cut pointed ends on each runner. Computer-print "Noel" in a font of your choice; use as a template to cut two sets of letters from an accent color of felt. Glue letters onto the runners.

    • Felt Poinsettia Bloom

      Using layered leaves of felt, create everlasting poinsettia stems that you can exhibit this season and for years to come.

    • Flowered Felt Stocking

      Add a modern twist to a yuletide favorite by scattering happy-hue blooms and shank buttons over a felt stocking.

    • Felt Holly Tree Skirt

      Make a tree skirt that you won't want to cover with gifts. For the skirt, cut a desired-size circle with a slit for the tree. Cut holly leaves in two colors and sizes (24 and 26 inches long) and red circles for berries. Hand-stitch long straight stitches with embroidery floss down the center of the leaves. Glue on leaves and red berries.

    • Felt and Buttons Picture

      Turn crafts scraps into a bright, bold holiday picture frame. Trace the picture frame backing onto a piece of thin cardboard. Cut the same shape from two different-color blue pieces of felt. Glue the lighter piece to the cardboard. Cut the center from the darker piece with scalloped-edge scissors, leaving 1/2 inch; glue around the rim of the cardboard. Glue ivory buttons into a tree shape, decorating with small colorful buttons for ornaments.

    • Felt Snowflake Tablecloth

      Wrap your table in red and white with a felt tablecloth featuring button-accented snowflake cutouts and contrasting blanket stitches on the trim.

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      Felt Advent Calendar

      Reflect on the meaning of the season with a spirited Advent calendar banner. Flip over a rectangle each Sunday during advent to reveal the word of the week. Decorative buttons hold the words in place.

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      Felt Lollipops

      Dream of holiday sugarplums this Christmas with these mesmerizing lollipops of felt, floss, and ribbon. Place the lollipop in a vase of marshmallows to make the decoration sweeter.

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      Festive Felt Table Runner

      After decorating your tree with ornaments, decorate your table with trees. Cut evergreen tree shapes from green felt, cutting some of the trees in half lengthwise. Cut felt circles from two contrasting colors; glue the circles on the trees. Place a white runner in the center of your table, and then simply layer the felt trees on the runner.

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      Playful Whirl Felt Wreath

      Give piping a playful whirl on circles of colorful felt cut using pinking shears. The pieces are glued to a simple cardboard ring and trimmed with a matching piping bow.

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      Felt Snowflake Pillow

      Craft your own snowy scene by sprinkling a dusting of snowflakes across a red felt pillow. Trace the snowflake patterns onto sheets of fusible webbing, fuse to ivory felt, cut out the shapes, and then fuse to a pillow front. For a decorative touch, use a sewing machine and rayon thread to add topstitch details.

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      Traditional Table Runner

      Red and white play starring roles in this easily-crafted table runner. Dress up a purchased white table runner with basic oval and circle shapes for a holly pattern. Cut the shapes from red felt and stitch to the runner for a warm and bright table decoration.

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      Felt Poinsettia Wreath

      This lovely poinsettia wreath only looks delicate -- its lasting felt construction earns it keepsake status. Placed above a mantel or on a bare wall, it makes a lovely, soft decoration.

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      Felt Mitten Stocking

      You can make this easy project in any size or color as a gift bag or traditional stocking.

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      Felt Hot Pad

      A bright felt hot pad with jingle bells makes a meal merry. Cut a circle from heavy felt (use a salad plate as a template; for coasters, use a saucer). For the long stitches, pull a needle up from back, thread a jingle bell on needle, and carry needle to the next stitch.

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      Felt Place Mat

      Add Christmas color to a table with a fuzzy felt place mat. The creative cuts of holly will have guests talking in no time.

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      Beautiful Handmade Christmas Ornaments

      Adorn your Christmas tree with beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments made by you and your loved ones. Hang our easy-to-make ornaments on your tree for generations to come, give them as gifts to friends, or use them to amp up your Christmas wrapping ideas.
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