Cookie Cutter Felt Ornaments
What you will make:
Kids love to make holiday decorations. Simple and durable ones can
be made with cookie cutters, felt, and imagination. No sewing is
required! The cookie cutters are used as templates for making the
ornaments—or, use Aunt Annie's printable pattern with Christmas-themed
templates. Spend a chilly afternoon with your kids making these
ornaments. You will cherish their handmade creations for years to
This craft project requires few materials and is great for family, classroom, or group craft time.
With simple modifications and preparations, this craft can be enjoyed
by children and adults of all ages.
Basic Craft Box plus
felt, cookie cutters, ribbon, and white cardstock. « «
Here's what you need:
- Felt in holiday colors
- Cookie cutters, about 3" to 4"
- White cardstock or paper plates
- 1/8" white ribbon or string
- Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
- White glue (PVA)
- Waxed paper
- Toothpick or foam brush
- Optional: Adhesive-backed felt, tacky glue,
fabric glue, hemming adhesive tape
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.
How to Make Cookie Cutter Felt Ornaments
Read all of the steps before starting.
Step 1: Project Preparation
Read through the project and gather the materials needed for
making the felt ornaments. If you are doing this project with a group, pre-cutting the
cardstock and felt in sizes to fit the cookie cutters makes the
craft go faster. You might also pre-select a set of markers in colors
that coordinate with the felt you are using.
Instead of cookie cutters you may also want to make some ornament templates that can be traced. Create your own or download
Aunt Annie's Felt Ornament Templates pattern and
print it on cardstock. Pre-cut enough
templates so that there is one template for every three or four people
making felt ornaments.
- Step 2: Trace
Trace around the cookie cutter with a pencil onto white cardstock
or a paper plate. Trace as many ornaments as you like onto the
- Step 3: Color and Cut
Color the traced shape anyway you like, using markers, crayons, or
colored pencils. Use colors that coordinate with the color of felt
you are using. For best results, use one or two colors. Simple
lines, circles, and squares are easy. For added interest, vary the
widths of the lines.
Cut out the colored shape. Also, cut a length of ribbon or string about 8" long to use as a hanger.
- Step 4: Glue to Felt
Glue the ornament cutout to the felt with the hanger secured
between the cutout and the felt. Spread waxed paper to protect your
work surface. Use a toothpick or a foam brush to spread a thin layer
of white glue on the back of the ornament cutout. Form a loop with
the ribbon and secure the ends on the back of the ornament before
gluing the cutout to the felt.
Let the glue dry. It you have time, let the glue dry
overnight with the ornament pressed under a book. (Protect the book
with plastic wrap or waxed paper.)
- Step 5: Trim
Trim away the felt around the edge of the ornament, leaving a ¼"
border of felt.
- Step 6: Decorate Back (optional)
If you like, the felt back of the ornament can be decorated, too.
Cut scraps of contrasting felt in circles or strips to use as
decorations. Adhere the felt pieces to the felt on the ornament
using tacky glue, fabric glue, or double-sided hemming tape.
That's it! Your ornaments are
ready to hang!
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