DIY Felt Gingerbread Ornaments

Make cute embroidered felt gingerbread ornaments!

DIY Felt Gingerbread Ornaments

These felt Christmas ornaments are inspired by gingerbread cookies. Aren’t they cute? However, these DIY felt gingerbread ornaments take longer to make than other felt Christmas ornaments I made in the past. But they are so worth the time, don’t you think? 🙂

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How To Make DIY Felt Gingerbread Ornaments

You’ll Need:

  • felt
  • embroidery floss (or yarn) in red, green & white
  • needle
  • scissors

Make A Paper Pattern

You can either draw a pattern freehand on paper or use cookie cutters as pattern. Cut out the paper pattern.

Cut Out Felt Ornaments

Then, using the paper pattern, cut out two felt shapes for each felt ornament. The second felt layer is necessary to hide the wrong side of the embroidery and to stiffen the felt Christmas ornaments.

Embroider The Felt Ornaments

Now embroider the DIY felt gingerbread ornaments with red, green and white embroidery floss. You can either embroider the ornaments freehand or draw a design on the felt with a dressmaker’s marking pencil, chalk or white soap.

For these felt tree ornaments I used a combination of embroidery stitches: running stitches, double running stitches, back stitches, couching stitches and Colonial knots.

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DIY Felt Star Ornament

Red Embroidery

Cut a piece of red embroidery thread. Secure the thread with a knot on the wrong side. Then embroider the points of the star with double running stitches and colonial knots (or French knots) as in the picture above.

White Embroidery

Then thread the needle with a piece of white embroidery thread. And stitch the star shape with back stitches and the scrolls with couching stitches.

Sew Felt Layers Together

Now sew both felt layers together with running stitches. And add a thread as hanger.

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DIY Felt Tree Ornament

Red Embroidery

Cut a piece of red embroidery thread. Secure the thread with a knot on the wrong side. And embroider the top of the tree using double running stitches and colonial knots (or French knots).

White Embroidery

Now embroider the white scrolls of the tree with double running stitches, back stitches and lazy daisy stitches.

Green Embroidery

With a piece of green embroidery thread, stitch the branches of the tree using back stitches.

Add Details

Add red knots at the end of each white scroll. And stitch the stem of the Christmas tree with a piece of white thread.

Sew Felt Layers Together

Then sew both felt layers together with running stitches. And add a thread as hanger.

Aside from the felt star and tree Christmas ornament, I also made felt gingerbread hearts, a different tree, a bell and a rocking horse felt ornament.

Related: How To Make Felt Heart Ornaments

Let me know in comments if you want the patterns as pdf.

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DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments

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