Are you looking for how to make felt Christmas cookie ornaments?
Who doesn’t love making their favourite foods into ornaments for the Christmas tree? I love baking at Christmas and even more so with my nieces and nephews so it is no surprise that I was excited to make these Christmas cookie ornaments to share with them.
These are also a super easy tutorial you can do with your kids to have a family fun activity one winter afternoon. You can make them as colourful as you like or as simple as you like.
Working with felt is super simple and easy and is great for anyone just getting into sewing and crafts. Felt takes no hemming and is easy to work with.
Tools & Equipment
- Felt in a dark flesh – light brown
- Felt in a variety of colours – depending on your ‘icing’ choices
- Beads & Sequins – these are optional but look fun if you want to add colour and texture
- Thread – make sure you have a thread in all matching colours to your felt colours.
- Wadding or toy stuffing
- Paper Scissors – optional if you are using paper templates
- Cookie Cutters – optional – these make great templates to create your shapes
- Ribbon or String
- Thin Needle
How To Make Felt Christmas Cookie Ornaments
There are a number of ways in which you can do this but the principle of the tutorial is the same.
You can hand sew, machine sew or glue the layers together so this tutorial is perfect for anyone at any craft and sewing level.
Cut out your shapes using paper templates or your cookie cutters. Cut the shapes into the flesh – cookie colour felt first.
Make sure you cut 2 of each shape as you need one for the front and one for the back.
I didn’t have any cookie cutters so I chose to print out some templates to cut out and use.
Free Downloadable For Christmas Cookie Templates.
Cut out the same shapes again in your ‘icing’ top layer. You can see I chose green for my Christmas tree, red and white for my candy cane and yellow for my star.
Cut these slighly smaller than your cookie base layer as you want a little of the backing colour to show around the edges.
You only need to cut one of each of these per cookie. If you are batch cooking… I mean making your cookie ornaments double the ingredients… I mean shapes.
Partner up all your shapes into piles so you can work out that you have enough pieces per cookie.
Pin your icing layer onto one of the main cookie pieces.
Sew in place with a blanket stitch, if you don’t know how to do this stitch there are plenty of useful tutorials on Youtube.
Alternatively, you can sew them on your sewing machine or even use glue to hold the pieces together.
Repeat this step for each cookie until you have your ‘icing’ layer attached to one of the cookie base layers.
You can add decorations such as sprinkles, sparkles and beads to the top layer to add a little colour and texture.
Tip: If you don’t have beads or sequins on hand, you can add a fun topping by using different colour threads as sprinkles.
Or you can embroidery on different patterns on the cookie top.
You can use glue to attach your sequins if you don’t want to sew them on. This would be a great task to include children to help you work out where the decoration can go.
Cut a strip of ribbon or string long enough to hang on a Christmas tree branch.
You can make this to any size you wish but for this tutorial I chose to cut mine 6 inches each.
Create the loop and place both raw edges on the inside of the cookie. You can attach your loop to wither the front or back.
I would advise to sew it to the back so you don’t have visible stitches on the front of your cookie.
Pin in place and sew with a small running stitch to hold it in place. If you are using anything that is thin liek string you may need a little glue to help keep it in place and create extra strenght.
In this step you can now start sewing together the front and back of your cookie.
Use a blanket stitch or whip stitch to hold the layers together.
If you don’t want to hand stitch you can use your sewing machine on a straight stitch or wide zig zag stitch.
Alternatively, you can use glue to hold the layers together.
Make sure you leave a small gap in one side so you can stuff the cookie in the next step.
Using the gap in the cookie you made in the previous step, now using a small tool such as a pencil or chopstick start pushing small amounts of stuffing through the hole.
Make sure you push the stuffing to each corner and area to make an even looking cookie.
Tip: Only use small amounts of stuffing at a time, if you try to push more through the gap you can rip the stitches or stretch the felt out of shape.
Once you are done stuffing your cookie finish sewing up the open edge to match the rest of the edging.
You are finished!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial on how to make felt Christmas cookie ornaments. If you have made your own ornaments out of felt I would love to see them and if you have any tips or tricks feel free to share!