Sometimes its simply nice to add that little handmade touch. It doesn’t need to take a long time, and it doesn’t need to be perfect, it simply needs to be from the heart. Whether it is a wrapped cookie, a little bow that you made, or even a felt ornament. Taking 2 minutes out of your time to make someone feel loved can make all of the difference in the world.
Easy felt ornaments
a perfect kids craft for present toppers
How to make a super duper easy felt ornament
Skill level: Beginner
Time needed: I made 21 of these handmade ornaments in about an hour and a half.
- Scrap fabric
- Polyfil *optional
- Basic sewing essentials
- Cut out a front and back felt shape for your ornament. Cut out a smaller shape from the scrap fabric.
- Sew the scrap fabric shape onto the front felt shape.
- Cut a piece of ribbon 7″ long, and match the ends together forming a loop. Place the raw loop ends on the top of the wrong side of your back ornament shape. If desired, add a pinch of Polyfil to the middle of the ornament.
- Place ornament front on top of polyfil, so that it is all sandwiched together. Sew around to secure.
And you are done!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
So why did I make these random last minute ornaments?
I know, I know – we are all crazy busy this time of year. TRUST ME – it has taken just about everything in me to force myself to slooooooow down and enjoy the little moments. It is hard, especially as a parent of young children. But Christmas is about sharing, it is about love, and it is about reaching out to those who might not be so joyful this time of year and letting them know that you care.
Many people have nowhere to go on Christmas, no family and they feel like they have no friends who care. When they look around it seems like everyone is happy and joyful, and it can make them feel even more alone and sad. And while this is a busy time of year for most people, a simple smile to the right person at the right time can literally be the difference between life or death for them.
Some ideas to help others (that cost very little in terms of money out of your pocket), include caroling at your local nursing home, finding a food drive/shelter where you can help serve the homeless, or even just thinking of that one family friend who might not have anywhere to go and inviting them to your own family dinner. And while we cannot personally invite everyone to our family dinner, we can give people a place to go who might not know where to go.
We grabbed a bunch of our church’s Christmas service flyers info, and are handing them out to people that we come across, that might not have anywhere to go on Christmas Eve. My daughter helped me secure all of the handmade felt ornaments to the envelope for that little extra handmade touch – that just seems to say, I SEE YOU. I care.
That is just one idea.
From my family to yours, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…
Happy sewing :).