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Category: Things to Do and Win | Posted on: November 5, 2013

How to Make Your Very Own Felt Decoration…

We’ve had lots of fun in the Clipper office making felt decorations of all different shapes and sizes! Add a ribbon and hang them on your Christmas tree, include them in a homemade advent calendar, or decorate your desk!

  • Choose  your shape, and practice drawing it. If your design features more than one colour, plan out how the pieces of felt will work together. We’ve gone for a simple tea cup design, which can be cut from one piece of felt, but you can create anything from penguins to Christmas puds!
  • Choose which colour felt you’d like to use, and then draw the outline onto the felt, making sure there’s enough felt to create two pieces of the same shape.
  • Pin the two pieces of felt together, and carefully cut out the shape.
  • Remove the pin and turn over the two pieces of felt, so that the marker pen is on the inside, and trim the edges if they don’t line up exactly.
  • Decide on your decorations, and glue them on.
  • Pin the two pieces back together, and start to sew them to each other. If you want to add in a ribbon so it can be hung from a Christmas tree, this is the time to do so.
  • Before you’ve completely sewn it up, poke in your tea bag and as much other filling as you’d like. We’ve used Love Me Truly because it’s a chai blend which offers a lovely Christmassy scent, but you can choose your favourite or skip the tea altogether! For filling, you can use scraps of old fabric, or even some clean plastic bag strips – whatever you have to hand.
  • Finish off sewing up, and your felt decoration is complete!


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  • Lizzy says:

    Love the idea and I am just thinking of things for an 8 year old to do for Mother’s Day and bingo I can try this!!