With Christmas just around the corner, a lot of people are already decorating or at least looking for crafts and projects to get them into the holiday spirit. This poinsettia felt Christmas ornament it not only easy, but inexpensive and it keeps your hands busy. And once you see how easy it is, you will be making them over and over.
Poinsettia Felt Christmas Ornament
- Red and green felt
- Embroidery floss- Brown, Green, Pink and Yellow
- Embroidery needle
- Free Printable Pattern
Cut out your felt according to the pattern.
Sew your large red felt cutout to 1 piece of the green background with the petals pointing towards the corners. Use the brown embroidery thread and the blanket stitch to sew it in place.
Once you have the large poinsettia piece sewn in place like shown above, sew on the smaller poinsettia piece, however position it like a cross over the first red piece.
When finished sewing the smaller poinsettia piece in place, tie off your thread by running your needle and thread all the way through the back and out of the green felt, then tie a knot.
Now it is time to add detail to your ornament. I used pink embroidery thread for the highlights and yellow for the center.
To add leaf grains to your poinsettia, start by running your needle loaded with pink thread up from the back and into the bottom of a petal. Run the needle back through the top of the petal and back out of the back of the green felt.
Run the needle back out of the bottom hole as shown above.
Now push your needle through to the right and slightly higher than the hole where you started.
Once done with the right side, push your needle through from the back and a bit higher on the left side than the hole where you started.
Run your needle back through the starting hole and out of the back of the project.
Now push your needle up from the back about mid way up the right side of your petal.
Bring the tip of your needle just over the center thread and a bit down from your last point. Push it through to the back.
From the back, push your needle through to the front slightly higher and to the left of your last point.
Run your needle though the center hole where you ran your right side stitch through, however make sure you place the needle on the opposite side of the center thread, trapping it between the center of the stitches of the V.
Repeat steps 11 though 14 to add a top V on the petal. Then add this design to each petal.
Load your embroidery needle with yellow thread. Knot the end of the thread, the coming in from the back, run your needle through to the top of the project in the center. Take your thread and wrap it 4 to 5 times around the needle, then with your first finger and thumb holding the thread around the needle, slip the thread towards the center of the felt. If you need to, use your needle to help tighten the knot. Then place the needle back though to the back pulling your thread tight.
Repeat step 16 another 4 times.
Sew the second piece of green to the back of the first. This ornament will hand diagonally, so be sure to leave and opening for your hanging loop when you pick which corner will be the top.
Fold your loop in half and place the open ends between the two green squares and stitch it in place.
I tend to have a dozen or more craft projects going at one time, but I love ones like this ornament because I can do them in front off the TV in an evening watching a good movie. They travel well also and can be completed on a long car or train ride. Hope you have as much fun with this one as I did and don’t forget to keep an eye out for our next great felt craft.