Let's make a Felted Wreath Ornament - The Magic Onions

Let’s make a Felted Wreath Ornament

We are having so much fun on our quest for a handmade Christmas. It’s totally amazing how creativity takes on a life of it’s own… we have an idea, brainstorm it and discover that, yes, we can make just about anything! Kitty, in particular, has grown in confidence… she hardly ever says ‘I cant!’ and sets about creating with such enthusiasm. I am feeling very proud of her.

Today, we made a pretty wreath ornament. We used a couple of scraps of felted wool sweater. I don’t think craft is limited to using only a felted sweater… any material will work wonderfully.

waldorf Christmas ornament
To make this pretty ornament, we needed:

* Felted wool scraps (look here to see how to felt a wool sweater)
* pinking scissors
* wire (about 1 foot for the skeleton of the wreath)
* Yarn


We used the pinking scissors to cut the felted wool sweaters into 1 inch by 1 inch squares.


I folded each square in half and cut a small slit in the middle of each to make a hole in the middle of each square.

We made a little loop at the end of the wire to be the stopper and then threaded the woolen squares onto the wire.


Teddy worked very diligently and enjoyed this task immensely.


It was sweet to watch him concentrating… he took his threading job very seriously until each woolen square was in place on the wire.


We love the fuzzy look of the pinked squares… and the wool was wonderful to work with… so soft and tactile for little hands.


Once every square was in place, we bended the wire into a circle and fastened the ends together by twisting them. We tied a loop of yarn to hang our ornament onto the Christmas tree with and,

felted wool Christmas ornament
Voila! Our pretty felted sweater wreath ornament is ready to hang on our tree.

handmade Christmas ornament
Merry blessings and magic,
Donni

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Donni

Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. Very cute! And simple. I love that.

  2. We were actually planning to do a few of these for presents from the kids to their grandparents. :)

  3. This turned out lovely! I really like the color combination that you chose.

  4. That does look delightfully tactile! What a great way to use felted jumper scraps after a bigger project too.

  5. Beautiful idea!! Soft even for the young ones!

    <3 Rockabye Butterfly

    http://rockabyebutterfly.blogspot.com/

  6. Wonderful idea! We made some beeswax ornaments yesterday following your tutorial & they are so beautiful, thank you!

  7. I love the colours you used. I know my daughters would love to do this project. We are doing lots of felt projects at the moment so I’ve a good collection of felted jumpers around for them to use. Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. How simple yet darling! Thank you!

  9. So beautiful, and what a perfect way to use up extra pieces of felt!

  10. What a wonderful and not to mention creative use of felt. Love the idea. Thanks.

  11. I’m keeping this one in mind for our Limited Edition Christmas Ornaments next year! So soft, pretty and rustic!

  12. another timely post as I was throwing out scraps after making tons of birds. I pulled them back out of the bin and we shall be making these today as we mend from the coughs.
    thanks

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