DIY Felt Ornaments – Baby Yoda
Do you want to try your hand at making DIY felt ornaments for your tree this year? I will probably be sick of Star Wars by the time December gets here, but then I can put up my traditional tree. I am enjoying the tree lights even though it’s only October.
To continue with my Star Wars Christmas ornaments, this tutorial is a Baby Yoda felt ornament. There are lots of baby Yoda fans out there so you may want to try this one for a grandchild or your own children. You can see my Chewbacca ornament here and Princess Leia ornament here. If you really love baby Yoda I also made a tree topper.
I want to have different kinds of ornaments and I decided to try making one from felt. If you want some inspiration for some amazing crafts check out the list of 14 other ideas at the bottom if this post. There’s something for everyone.
Materials Needed for Felt Christmas Ornaments
- Green, pink, red and white felt
- Brown fleece (optional)
- Embroidery thread and needle
- Fabric Glue
- Black pom-poms or black buttons
- Cordless Glue gun
Steps to make baby Yoda ornament
You could really use this method to make any kind of felt ornament, trees, bells, stars, you name it. It’s all about the pattern.
Step 1 – Draw Your Pattern and Cut It Out
Draw your pattern out on thin cardboard or a manila folder (or vanilla folder if you’re like me and you don’t know the difference). Use either a pair of scissors or a rotary cutter to cut out your pattern.
Cut two Yoda bodies out of the green felt. Cut an additional rectangle of brown fabric to be Yoda’s robe. I purposely made it longer than the body so I could fold the top over.
Step 2 – Stitch the Body and Stuff
I have never stitched a felt ornament before. My first try I used regular polyester thread, but it was too thin for the felt. Next, I tried embroidery thread. I used one strand and it was just thick enough to work.
I used the blanket stitch. If you aren’t familiar with that, you can see how to do it in the video below. Stitch around three-fourths of the body and then stuff in either some cotton or extra fabric. Leave the top part of the robe un-stitched so that you can fold it over.
Blanket stitch tutorial video.
Step 3 – Fold Robe and Attach Ears
Fold your robe over. You can add a stitch or some fabric glue to hold the fold in place.
Cut tear drop or triangular pieces of pink felt to attach for the inner ear. You can attach with fabric glue or a glue gun.
Step 4 – Attach Yoda’s Eyes and Hat (optional)
I found that using a glue gun worked much better for attaching pom-poms than liquid stitch. This was also true for the felt hat. Liquid stitch doesn’t bond quickly enough to hold. All that’s left is attaching a piece of ribbon for a hanger.
Now come check out a few other projects for Fall, Halloween and Christmas from other creative bloggers.
I think you had too much fun making these star wars ornaments! What a fun way to decorate a tree! Too cute!
how fun is your themed tree. Using the felt is a great way to decorate a tree regardless of the holiday season. Love it!
What a cute idea to make a Star Wars tree and ornaments!! All my grands love Star Wars and would LOVE this Andrea! the felt characters are adorable! Thanks so much for hosting our craft hop!
Adorable Andrea! I love the idea of handcrafting ornaments from felt; the possibilities are endless.
Andrea, I know more than a few folks that would love a tree filled with ornaments just like yours!
Themed trees are always fun, and you did a great job with yours.
I’m loving your Star Wars creations! This is so very cute friend, love it! Thanks for sharing and wonderful hopping with you.
Adorable! I’m not a Star Wars aficionado but your ornament and tree is too cute! Thanks for all your organizing efforts!
Oh Andrea, your SW tree and ornaments are sooo cute! My adult sons are still super into SW. So into SW, that for my oldest son’s birthday we went in with his girlfriend and brother to buy him a coffee table size Millenium Falcon Lego kit (they also adored Legos). It was a good pandemic indoor activity that took him several months to complete. But he lives in a NYC apartment so the SW model took up a big amount of space lol!
Oh I’m so jealous. Those millenium falcon lego sets are so cool! That would have been the perfect thing for quarantine.
I enjoyed viewing your online tutorial. These Baby Yoda felt ornaments turned out to cute! Such an adorable felt project.
Thank you for gathering us all together for this fun and creative hop!
Ok, I’ll say up front that I wouldn’t make a Yoda Christmas tree ornament. BUT, I love the idea of making ornaments with felt. It’s such a great fabric for all sorts of crafts. Thanks, Andrea, for reminding me of that. Thank you too for hostessing this great hop.
I know many people wouldn’t make a baby Yoda. I just thought it might appeal to this generation of Star Wars fans. Time to get back to something a little more grown up. 🤪
Andrea, He is so cute! I am glad to see him decked out with the Santa hat! Your tree is so cute!! I will be sharing it with my Star Wars loving friends! Thanks for organizing this fun hop!