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.
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.