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25 crafts of christmas // felt

25 crafts of christmas // felt


Felt is one of my most favorite supplies to work with. I could say that about a lot of things, but other than embroidery floss, there is no supply more dear. It can be used for so many things, in a variety of sizes and levels of involvement. Plus, wool and wool blend felt is just so wonderful to have in your hands as you work!

I'm very happy to have discovered (or perhaps to have been discovered BY) Benzie, who sells some of the finest wool blend felt around. She's who I send folks to when they ask, so be sure to mark her shop as a favorite...or better yet, order a bundle of felt! (For the record, she didn't ask me to say that...that was all me!)

Wanting to make some sweet, but simple ornaments to add to our tree, I decided on a stocking...with just a teeny bit of glitz. Felt was an easy choice because working with it is...well...easy.

Here's what you need:

Felt in a color, plus white
Craft Glue
Sequins (optional)
Embroidery floss in black and white

Stocking Pattern PDF

25 crafts of christmas // felt

Cut out two stocking shapes from colored felt and two cuff shapes from white felt.

25 crafts of christmas // felt

Embroider a face onto one of the stocking shapes. Run bead of glue around the edges of the second sock shape, leaving the top clear. Stick the embroidered stocking on top.

25 crafts of christmas // felt

Glue along the top edge of the stocking back and attach one of the cuff pieces. With the front facing up, place glue along the top edge of the front stocking piece, and a bit of glue along the edges of the cuff that are showing. Attach the front cuff piece.

25 crafts of christmas // felt

If you'd like, glue a few sequins onto your stocking. I love the slight retro look that they give this!

25 crafts of christmas // felt

When the glue has dried, add an embroidery floss hanger.

A few notes: You could stitch the sides and cuff with embroidery floss which will give it a very sweet look...I was needing to put these together quickly, hence the glue. And it works! Also, you don't need to leave the top of the stocking un-glued, but the benefit is that you can actually tuck things in this, like a dollar bill (fun for on a kids's gift!) or a mini candy cane!

25 crafts of christmas // felt

Here are a few more ornaments that I'm making this year from felt! These twirly baubles are from a tutorial on the Purl Bee. I love them!



And for a lovely collection of patterns, check out Betz White's Holiday Stitch-along Ornament Club. I'm making some of the wreaths for our tree, but I really like each and every one of these!

Tomorrow I'll be sharing a different kind of felt project...one that I haven't done in a while...and one that I'm still only pondering...

15 comments:

  1. These felt ornaments are all really cute especially your stocking. :)

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  2. I was just thinking yesterday about my deep, deep love of felt! I am making your advent tines into a felt garland for our home, and I should be done soon.

    Side note, did you post a VERY brief photo on instagram of Betz White's Holiday wreath? I swear I saw a photo of someone working on a garland with that same boxy pattern, but when I went back to reference the photo, it was gone! I love that idea, and if I ever run out of projects, I may tackle that one ;)

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    1. I can't wait to see your garland! And yes, I did post a very brief photo, then realized that it might give away too much of the process...I want to support Betz and encourage people to buy her SUPER clever ornament!

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    2. Im sure she appreciates your thoughtfulness!

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  3. I, too, absolutely LOVE felt! I just finished making 35 of your kitschy ornaments (hope I spelled that right!). One of my daughters bought the pattern and felt for me as a gift and it is a Fantastic pattern!

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    1. 35? You're a rock star! I'd love to see them...and thank you so much for your sweetness!

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  4. LOVE x 18 your teensy little stocking. What a cheerful chum!

    Happy highways,
    Kelley~

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  5. These are so cute!!! I particularity like the little stocking

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  6. Felt is great to craft with! I make felt Jesse Tree Ornaments for Advent/Christmas. Each ornament is sewn by hand. Beads and sequins are also seen on. No glue. I have found that glue does not hold up well over time.

    Deborah
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy

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  7. Lovely post....thankyou! I've posted on how to make lovely Flower Headbands for christmas on my blog...checkoutt!!!

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  8. I love your creations! x The hot chocolate mug is definitely my favorite xx

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  9. Ah I love felt!
    I've been making a lot of felt stockings to sell at Christmas craft fair. I pop a small chocolate bar in and they're're the perfect gift - http://thecraftartykid.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/felt-stockings.html
    Now I'm off to check out Betz White's ornaments because that mug of hot chocolate is too amazing!

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  10. I need to craft more with felt! It really is so versatile. Thanks for sharing the tutorials!

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  11. Hi Mollie,
    Absolutely wonderful, I learnt a lot from this, thank you so much.
    I am trying to follow you, but can't get the buttons to work, have a feeling it is something to do with the South African internet, not working up to standard, will try again later.
    I hope that you have a wonderful day.
    Love and best wishes.
    Anne

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  12. Well this was a fun surprise! Mollie -love this christmas crafting series!!

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