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easy felt Christmas ornaments DIY

christmas ornaments fabric scraps

Making felt Christmas ornaments as gifts for friends or for your own tree is fun and can be a great family activity. Be prepared to make a big mess and glue your fingers together in the name of Christmas fun.

felt ornaments

Here is how to make felt covered styrofoam ball Christmas ornaments:

felt christmas ornamentTo make felt Christmas ornaments you will need a hot glue gun, styrofoam balls and 2 pieces of felt cut into circles.

felt christmas ornamentFirst put a thin, small amount of glue in the center of the felt. The hot glue tends to melt the styrofoam so use as little as possible throughout the entire process.
felt christmas ornamentPlace the styrofoam ball in the center of the glue area on the felt.
felt christmas ornament

Pick up the ball, holding the glued center area and snip with sharp scissors at 1 to 1.5 inch intervals around the felt, about 1 inch long snips.

felt christmas ornament

Put a thin layer of glue on the first felt section.

felt christmas ornamentsPress the glue covered section down against the styrofoam.
felt christmas ornamentsCover the second section with glue, covering the whole section but especially the corners.
felt christmas ornamentsPress the second section down, overlapping the first section so it lays flat against the styrofoam.
felt christmas ornamentsRepeat the process of gluing and pressing down the felt sections working your way around the ball.
felt christmas ornamentsMake sure to put glue on all corners to flatten down the felt so you still have a round ball shape.
felt christmas ornaments

felt christmas ornamentsKeep gluing until one whole side is finished.
felt christmas ornamentFinish the other side the same way- begin with a bit of glue in the center if the felt.
felt christmas ornamentsPlace the ball right in the center of the felt circle, in the glue area.
felt christmas ornamentsPick up the ball and the felt circle, holding over the glued area. With scissors, cut slits around the felt about 1 to 1.5 inches apart.
felt christmas ornamentsBegin by putting a thin layer of hot glue on the first section, especially on the edges and corners.
felt christmas ornamentsThen follow gluing the first with the second section overlapping the edges as you go along, until you finish gluing all of the sections down.

felt christmas ornamentsYour styrofoam ball should be completely covered with felt now and ready to embellish.

felt christmas ornamentsIdeas for trimming your ornaments: ribbon, rick rack, sequins, sequined trims, sequins (and straight pins for attaching), colorful felt shapes, beads.
felt christmas ornaments
I added the beads and small felt circles (about the size of coins) to the top and bottom of the ornaments when I hung them. I ran I long needle with a thin ribbon through the center of the styrofoam ball so the ornament is held from the bottom with a ribbon going all the way up through. Good luck, and have a very -handmade- Merry Christmas!
felt christmas ornaments

What to do in Utah, shop Beehive Bazaar Handmade Art and Craft

Anyone who lives in Utah knows that the Beehive Bazaar is the not-to-be-missed, premiere handmade event in the state. It should be on everyone’s list of what to do in Utah …this weekend in particular.
Taking place at The Shops at Riverwoods in Provo and held every May and December for the past 11 years, the Beehive Bazaar is a well curated group of the most talented artists and crafters in Utah. They are brought together to offer up amazingly unique products, and bonus- incredibly affordable prices too. Come, get all your Christmas shopping done and be amazed at all the sparkly and fantastically talent on the forefront of the handmade scene in Utah.
Here’s a sneak peak into the space and skills of Rachel Harmon-Schutz of Darlybird, one of the vendors this holiday season.

Winter 2013 Beehive Bazaar

The next best thing to making it yourself…

beehive bazaar 2013

If you’re in the Utah area, you’d be silly to miss the Beehive Bazaar Handmade Art and Craft Fair at the Riverwoods in Provo this weekend. Over 70 artists and crafter and a ridiculous amount of working fingers to the bone has gone into this event. Find any and every sort of handmade Christmas gifts, and of course something for yourself!

On instagram @beehivebazaar