We love Christmas. We love needle felting. Combine the two? A whole bunch of free needle felt Christmas decorations for you to make, decorate with and enjoy. Not only is needle felting a truly relaxing craft but it produces beautiful, detailed results that make adorable Christmas decorations.


We've rounded up our favourite tutorials from around the web so that you can start making your own DIY decorations. There's everything from hanging festive characters to scent infused trees so you can make this Christmas the most handmade one yet.

If you're new to needle felting don't worry. We have a beginner's guide to needle felting here on Gathered as well as a round-up of the best felting wool for needle felting to help you master the techniques and buy all the equipment you need. If you need more of an introduction to the world of needle felting then head to our needle felting books and needle felting kits for beginners round-ups.

Once you've nailed the craft, scroll down and find your own needle felt Christmas decorations project. Oh and check out our Christmas crafts section for more festive projects!

Needle felt Christmas decorations

Needle felt Christmas characters

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How adorable are these needlefelt animals?! Make a bunch for Christmas (we think we'll struggling packing these guys away after the big day) using Make & Create's tutorial. Needle felt Christmas decorations have never been so cute.

Needle felt Christmas trees

needle felted christmas decorations

One of our fave needle felt projects we've ever featured has to be this trio of mini needle felt Christmas tree decorations by Gretel Parker. Learn how to make needle felted Christmas ornaments with Gretel's easy-to-follow tutorial.

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Grab yourself some cookie cutters and head to NorthPole.com (how fitting) for a free tutorial that will show you how to make these needle felt Christmas decorations.

Needle felt quirky Christmas trees

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Sarah Gabriel, the owner of Dainty Robot, is selling these funky little needle felt trees over on her blog.

Needle felt Christmas gnomes

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We're a bit obsessed with these weird little nordic gnomes. Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts has a free needle felt tutorial for them on their blog.

Needle felt snowflake

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Cat At Roof shows you how to use a snowflake cookie cutter to make this beautiful needle felt snowflake. These needle felt Christmas decorations would look lovely hung in your windows, along your mantelpiece, or hanging on the tree.

Needle felt reindeer

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Feltify's blog is full of needle felting projects for beginners. We especially love this little Rudolph decoration! If you're looking for even more Christmas decoration inspiration check out our Christmas knitting patterns and our free Christmas decoration crochet patterns which include loads of easy-to-follow tutorials.

Needle felt penguin

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Everyone needs a chubby needle felt penguin among their decorations. Make BincBonc's penguin using her free tutorial here.

Needle felt toadstools

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Lia Griffith's toadstools make fab needle felted Christmas decorations. Make up a view and hang them off the tree for all those tiny Christmas fairies.

Needle felt wreath

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Another fave from Feltify - a needle felt mini Christmas wreath. Felt Christmas decorations don't have to be complicated!

Needle felt balls

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If your Christmas vibe is all-out colour then Emma Leith's crazy bauble tutorial is the one for you.

Needle felt Christmas tree decoration

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This needle felt Christmas tree decoration has an extra edge because it can double up as a diffuser! Use Happy Deal Happy Days tutorial to make a tree or a snowflake.

Needle felt gingerbread

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Handmade Felt Toys shows you how you can make your own gingerbread friend complete with his own festive bowtie. Needle felted Christmas decorations that come as couples are our faves.

Needle felt mittens

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Keep cosy with Mega Crafty's felted Xmas decorations. These mittens will keep you warm all winter.

Needle felt baubles

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If you're looking to make some more traditional needle felt baubles then Hobbycraft has the tutorial for you.

Needle felt llama

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Festive llamas are a go with Martha Stewart's free needle felt tutorial here.

Needle felt teddy

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Coffee and Vanilla's blog shows you how to make loads of needle felt animals including this mini festively red bear.

Needle felt Christmas pudding

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The dessert of all desserts - Christmas pudding. Here's World of Wool's free felted Christmas decorations tutorial.

Needle felt candy sweets

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The Party Teacher's felt ball garland reminds us of peppermints and festive sweets. Learn how to make felt Christmas decorations using her tutorial then string them around your house.

Scandi style needle felt Christmas decorations

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Home for the Harvest's Scandi felt ornaments are super simple to make and look beautiful on the tree.

Needle felt snowmen

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DragonFlyDucky's needle felt snowman will never melt and can be your pals all year round.

Needle felt pears

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You've got a Christmas tree now all you need is some pears and partridges! Needle felt Katie Leporte's quirky little pears for a fruity addition to your tree.

Needle felt Christmas poinsettia

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The flower of Christmas - needle felt your own poinsettia with Felt Magnet's tutorial. This project is made with wet felting. If you've never tried wet felting before then read our beginners guide to wet felting for more help and advice.

Needle felt Acorns

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Felt Christmas decorations don't come any cuter than these tiny festive acorns. Use Pamela's free tutorial to make your own.

Needle felt Christmas kitty

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Wild Whimsy Woolies sell a range of super cute felt Christmas decoration kits. Pick up their kit and needle felt your own Christmas kitty!

Felt bauble Christmas decorations

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Kalico Chic shows you how to turn needle felt balls (she bought hers but you could easily make your own using the other tutorials in this blog post) into magnetic felt Christmas decorations. The fridge deserves some festive decor too!

Felt ball Christmas decorations

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Felt Christmas decorations are made super simple with Thrifted Nest's tutorial. Make a simple white needle felt ball then adorn with leaves and small red needlefelt balls to give a holly effect.

Needle felt snowman

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Needle felt this friendly fella with Better Homes & Gardens free tutorial. We think this needle felted guy will make a very happy addition to your Christmas decorations.

Needle felt tree

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This needle felt snowy tree by Hobbycraft is great for those of you with a more minimal Christmas decor theme. We can imagine them on your mantelpiece nestled among fake snow and glowing ceramic houses.

Needle felt Dala horse

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We just love traditional needle felting Christmas decorations like this Dala horse by Hobbycraft. These needle felting decorations by Hobbycraft are perfect for beginners because you can buy the 3D foam base which you needle felt the colours on too.


These will all make fantastic needle felt Christmas decorations and we'd love to see some pictures of them hanging in your home. If you have a go at making any of these projects tag us in a picture on Instagram and Twitter or post it on our Facebook wall. Oh and make sure you subscribe to Mollie for more amazing needle felt Christmas decorations.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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