These felt bauble decorations are easy to make and are a great way to use up smaller pieces of felt and scraps of ribbon.
Use the instructions below to make the one in the picture, or be creative and use what you have already to make something that’s one of a kind.
You Will Need
Felt. 2 pieces 10 cm x 10 cm (4 inches by 4 inches) will be enough for one decoration.
Bauble template (there’s a form at the bottom of the post if you’d like the one I used)
Bits of ribbon. Different widths will allow you to layer them. I used organza ribbon and some narrow silver ribbon.
Bakers’ twine or similar for hanging.
Needle and thread
Sewing machine (optional)
For each decoration, cut 2 baubles.
Only one will be decorated. The other bauble will be sewn to the decorated bauble to hide the messy back!
Sewing On the Ribbon
Pin, then sew a wider piece of ribbon across one bauble. You might like to fold the bauble in half first so that it’s easier to get the ribbon in the centre. You could sew it on by hand if you want to, or with the sewing machine if you prefer.
Take a narrower piece of ribbon and pin over the wider piece. Sew the ribbon in place. Trim the edges of the ribbon so they follow the curve of the bauble’s edge.
Embroidering the Bauble
On either side of the ribbon, sew one row of running stitch.
On the other side of the running stitches, sew stars. These are made by sewing into the centre from 6 o’clock, 12 o’clock, 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock, then in between to make 8 stitches.
Sew 5 stars in the top half above the ribbon and 5 more below it.
On the other side of the stars, sew another row of running stitch.
Sewing both Baubles Together
Sew the decorated bauble to the other bauble piece so that the back of the decorated bauble is on the inside. If you use the sewing machine for this step, I would recommend a medium sized stitch and taking it slowly! You’ll need to keep close to the edge, but if you come off, break the threads, then continue from where you got to.
You could sew it by hand if you prefer.
Making the Loop For Hanging
Take a piece of bakers’ twine about 10 cm (4 inches) in length. Fold it in half and knot the ends.
Make a hole at the round end of the bauble
Push the knotted end of the loop through the hole and then through the loop.
Trim away any loose threads and hang your felt bauble on your Christmas tree!
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