Hello friends! I am in the middle of an ornament making frenzy, and I have these cute DIY owl ornaments with a free template for you today. I’m on a kick of making ornaments from felt because they are soft, cute, colorful…and they don’t break if a toddler yanks them off the tree and throws them across the room. And I just might happen to have a couple of wild toddlers who will be terrorizing my tree this year.
I made 5 little DIY owl ornaments with this template, one for each member of my little family. It is a very basic template, but if you have a few extra felt scraps laying around, they are easy and fun to personalize. So, let’s do this!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY owl ornaments:
- Colorful Felt
- Tacky Glue
- Clear Tape
- Embroidery Thread
- Thin Ribbon
- DIY Owl Ornaments Template
Print out the template on ordinary computer paper. Here is a look the template. Click here to get to the PDF, ready to print.
Once you have the template printed, grab your felt and let’s make some DIY owl ornaments!
Refer to the template for how many of each piece to cut. The best way to get a precise cut, which is what you need for this project, is to cut out the paper shape, use the clear tape to tape it directly to the felt, and then cut around it.
Once all of the little pieces are glued down to the front owl body piece, it’s time to grab your needle and thread and start stitching. Starting at the bottom, slightly to the side, blanket stitch around the outside of the ornament. At the top, stitch through a folded piece of ribbon that will serve as a hanger. Stop short of blanket stitching around the entire owl, leaving a small opening at the bottom.
These are the 5 DIY owl ornaments I made for our tree this year. I added a red belt to one of my son, a purple bow to one for my daughter and a sweet little bow tie for my baby boy.
Happy Holiday Prep!
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Nancy is the play-at-home mom of 3 little ones, ages 3 and under. When she gets a chance she blogs at dosmallthingswithlove.com about the intersection of motherhood and creativity. She has a special passion for embroidery, something she has been doing and experimenting with since she was a girl. A farm girl at heart, she now lives in Minneapolis and enjoys gardening, reading, stitching, traveling and painting. Most any day you can find her with a baby on her hip, barefoot, chasing her kids around the yard and eating beans fresh out of the garden.