Christmas is a time for jubilance. The festive period is bright, cheesy and a whole lot of fun! As of late, felt has been a huge trend in the crafting world – and beyond. But why is this matted material so popular? Honestly, it’s because felt Christmas decorations have the cute factor. No — not just the cute factor. The absolutely adorable factor! Plus, they truly are a joy to make. They don’t take much time at all and little stitching skill is required to complete them.
Working with felt gives you the freedom to tailor your Christmas decorations to your style. If you choose to buy a felt kit, there’s a little less freedom but a lot more help. If you choose to go freestyle, the world truly is your oyster. To make your own felt decorations, you simply need felt sheets, stuffing, a sewing needle, thread, and embellishments to add more detail. Because of this accessibility, we believe that felt Christmas decorations are one of the UK’s favourite. If you’re hoping to create your own, here’s a little inspiration to get you going.
1. Embellished Gingerbread Man, Christmas Tree & Stocking
2. Gingham Christmas Tree, Simple Star & Reindeer
3. A Duo of Stockings & Mitten
Stockings and mittens are an iconic symbol of wintertime. These miniature accessories are cheek-squishingly adorable, fit for any doll’s house (or a larger Christmas tree…).
4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
5. Simple Present, Gingerbread Man & Christmas Tree
6. The Big Man, Himself: Santa Claus
7. The Snowman: Seeing Double
8. Classic Candy Canes
Finally, candy canes are the ultimate festive sweet. Many of us hang the real deal from our trees, but they won’t last forever. These felt candy canes will be with you for years to come.