Tis the season to show appreciation to the teachers for all of their dedication and hard work so far this school year, This darling stitchable felt Christmas ornament is a perfect handmade gift that even has a pocket for an added gift card or letter. Because the felt is premade with holes for stitching, it easy to personalize the ornament to add the year, the teacher’s name or a special word. This post is sponsored by Coats and Clark but the ideas and opinions are my own.
Before getting started, here is a list of supplies and materials needed to make this project.
- Stitchable Felt (Red and Green)
- Embroidery Floss
- Cricut Machine
- Cricut Mat (Fabric)
- Felt Glue
The shape of the apple is from Cricut’s Design Space. It is super easy to cut the stitchable felt on a Cricut Maker. Simply use the fabric sticky mat and the setting for felt. Cut one apple out, being careful to mark where you place the felt regarding the holes. Flip the felt over to cut another apple out so that the holes will match up.
Cut the stem and leaf off of one of the apples. This will be the front piece for the ornament.
Cut a leaf in green stitchable felt out for the back piece. Either trace and cut our do it on the Cricut Maker.
Stitch the green leaf over the red part that matches up to it on the back piece of the ornament.
Stitch a message, year or name on the front piece of the ornament.
Stitch the front piece of the ornament to the back piece, leaving the top open to create a pocket for a gift card.
Put some glue on the stem and wrap burlap around leaving enough to create a looped handle for the ornament.
If desired, add another later of stitched fun to the ornament. For this one, I added a stitched heart.
The pocket is an awesome place to tuck candy, a gift card, money or even a special handwritten note.
The stitchable felt comes in a variety of colors. It is fantastic way to create personalized, unique gifts and decorations. If you like this project, I am guessing you might also like the stitched stocking I shared a few weeks ago.
You can get stitchable felt at JoAnn Fabrics and online at Amazon too!
Cheers to Celebrating Teachers!