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Anthro-inspired Colorful Felt Ornaments
Welcome to Day 11 of 12 Days of Ornaments on the blog and my YouTube channel! You can follow along HERE in case you’ve missed anything!
Go and search the Anthro site for felt garland and chances are good you’ll be blown away by a floral felt embroidered beauty! I certainly was and I used it as a springboard for today’s colorful felt ornaments.
Step 1. Cut Your Felt
I gathered felt in my Christmas color scheme and then cut it into leaf shapes and circles. I didn’t bother tracing or measuring and I made sure to vary my sizes.
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Step 2. Arrange Your Felt
Take a minute to arrange your felt. I layered two pieces of felt at a time making sure the bottom piece was slightly bigger than the one on top.
Step 3. Paint
Using dimensional fabric paint, go over each leaf and flower and add a pattern. Ultimately each flower or leaf will have 2 or 3 colors of paint pen, but to start just work with one color and decorate an array of flowers. Continue layering on paint colors to add simple patterns and shapes. Leave to dry.
Step 4. Assemble leaves and flowers
Using craft glue, adhere the top shape (with the dried paint pen) to the bottom making sure the bottom is the larger shape.
Step 5. Add Wire
Once your leaves and flowers have dried, flip them over. Cut floral wire to 12-18 inches. Placing the floral wire in the center of the assembled flower’s back… use a hot glue gun and pinch the wire between the painted flower and a third piece of felt.
Step 5. Build the Ornament
It took me a bit of trial and error to figure out this next step. Gather three of the floral shapes and stagger them a bit. Wrap the three wires around each other. Fold the wire in half and wrap again.
Then I cut a strip of felt just wide enough to fold around the wrapped wire. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the felt. Finally, I folded over the last inch of the felt to make a loop and secured with my hot glue gun. Add ribbon and you’re done!
These look so colorful and sweet and I actually love the idea of making them into a garland too! With the wire steps, that would be easy. Maybe I’ll try!
Be sure to check back to see what other ornaments I’ll be sharing in my 12 Days of Ornaments series!