Covered with creamy felt "frosting" and dotted with bead sprinkles, these delicate Christmas cookie ornaments might make your mouth water for the real thing.


We love the festive "sprinkles" on these Christmas cookie ornaments. Simple embroidery stitches, a few pieces of felt, and colorful seed beads will help you cook up holiday cookie shapes without the calories. You can also make felted ornaments using cookie cutters as a guide (don't worry, you can use your cookie cutter after) or try making another adorable handmade Christmas ornaments.

decorated felt christmas cookie ornaments
Credit: Carson Downing

How to Make Felt Cookie Ornaments

Supplies Needed

  • Wool felt: tan and cream
  • Sewing thread: cream
  • Needles: sewing and beading
  • Size 10/0 or 11/0 seed beads: assorted colors
  • Embroidery floss: brown
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Perle cotton: brown

Step-by-Step Instructions

These handmade ornaments can be given as gifts or hung as a set on the tree. They're soft, plush, and completely adorable. Make them in no time using our simple step-by-step instructions.

Step 1: Download Free Cookie Pattern Template

To start this project, download our free ornament pattern below and print it on plain paper. Cut out the patterns. Trace each icing pattern once on the cream felt and each cookie pattern twice on the tan felt. Cut out the shapes.

Get the Free Christmas Ornament Pattern

Step 2: Add Decoration to Cookies

Pin each cream icing shape onto the corresponding tan cookie shape. Using cream sewing thread, topstitch around the edges of each icing shape. Switch to using a beading needle and stitch through each bead twice to attach seed beads randomly over the icing on each cookie top to look like sprinkles.

Step 3: Sew Together

Using brown embroidery floss, blanket-stitch a matching cookie shape to each cookie top, leaving a small opening along one edge for stuffing. Then, using the eraser end of a pencil, push polyester fiberfill into each ornament until it is full enough to be fluffy, but not so full you can't close the opening. Blanket-stitch each opening closed.

Step 4: Finish and Display

To hang your homemade Christmas ornaments, stitch a short length of perle cotton through the back top of each ornament, then knot the ends for a loop. You're now ready to hang your homemade ornament for all to see!

Comments (1)

Better Homes & Gardens Member
November 7, 2019
Not sure how you prevent the printing of the picture of these, but that is unfair--after all "a picture is worth a thousand words".