18 Christmas felt crafts
We love felt! It's so versatile, easy to use and lots of fun to get creative with. Check out our favourite Christmas felt crafts and get festive!
Hooray for felt! We adore using felt to craft because it's versatile, low-cost, and is available in a variety of beautiful colours. There also something quite festive about felt, for one is makes wonderful Christmas decorations and ornaments! That's why we've put together this inspiring list of our favourite Christmas felt crafts around for you to try.
This Christmas season, you'll find plenty of ideas to inspire your creativity. There's something to suit everyone's crafty tastes on this list. Explore felt fairy light garlands and detailed felt wreaths. Each of these projects is suitable for beginners since they all contain easy-to-follow instructions, and you might even want to get the kids involved!
Main image: Polka Dot Chair
1. Felt Christmas tree craft
This cute and creative felt craft is the perfect quick gift to whip up for friends, teachers and family. Over at One Little Project, you can find a free template for the tree shape and the full tutorial.
2. Gnome Christmas felt craft
Stitch up these adorable gnomes with Big Family Blessings where you'll find a helpful tutorial and freebie template. Once you've created a couple of these little fellas, why not hang them up on your tree? They make thoughtful gifts too!
3. Stacking Christmas tree felt craft
Take on a cute little activity with these felt trees, they are 3D and created by stacking up 22 stars. Over at Frugal Family Home, you'll find the templates for each size of the stars and a guide on how to assemble them.
4. String fairy light Christmas felt craft
Aren't these felt fairy lights lovely? Not only will they look fabulous hanging up in your home, but we're sure you'll save on your energy bills too. You don't need lots of tools to make these, and you can find the template and instructions over at Oh Yay Studio!
5. Button and felt Christmas craft
We have to say it, this felt craft from Cutesy Crafts is cute as a button! This felt ornament would make a lovely gift for a special couple or for your other half. Thanks to the twine attached, you can hang it up wherever you like, we love it on a Christmas tree though.
6. Mistletoe felt Christmas craft
Feel the love with this adorable hanging mistletoe! This professional-looking creation is actually a lot easier to make than you might think! You can get the free template and follow along with the tutorial from Think Make Share.
7. Pretty pink felt craft
These classy felt hangings could really be used any time of year to add a touch of prettiness to your home! We adore the dusky pink felt and subtle embellishments made with embroidery thread. You can find the full tutorial over with Lia Griffith.
8. Mittens Christmas felt crafts
These adorable mittens are a simple yet beautiful craft to make. You can decorate your living room or Christmas tree, and create a stylish vibe in your home. You don't need a sewing machine for these either which means they are super simple to create! Why not create a garland to hang up? You can get the full tutorial and free template from Polka Dot Chair.
9. Christmas wreath felt
If you want to take on a bigger project, this lovely wreath might just be the felt craft for you! The felt leaves are probably the most lengthy part of this wreath, but totally worth it once you are done. If you want the extra 3D vibe, you can fold the felt leaves and stick them with glue. Find the full tutorial and template over at Country Hill Cottage.
10. Christmas felt craft
Choose from a variety of easy Christmas felt ornaments to decorate your tree in a lovely homemade way! The ornaments are made out of craft felt, embroidery floss, and fiberfill then embellished with buttons, sequins and other trinkets you'd like to use! You can find the full tutorial for each of the designs over at Kippi at Home.
11. Felt Christmas craft goose and unicorn
Here’s an unlikely alliance of characters come to spread the Christmas cheer - a traditionalist goose, and a unicorn for those who fancy a bit of extra magic! DIY felt Christmas decorations have never been so cute and it’s all thanks to Sabina Gibson! You can find the full tutorial right here on Gathered.
12. Christmas wreath felt craft
Make your own partridge in a pear tree with Laura Howard's free, felt Christmas wreath tutorial. This is a stylish wreath that you might just want to display all year round! So grab your felt and some fancy embroidery threads, and spend a few cosy evenings putting together your very own sparkly wreath. Get the full tutorial right here on Gathered.
13. Christmas felt ornament
This cute 3D bauble is fun to make and over at The inspired Wren you'll find easy-follow instructions. The great thing about this make is you can choose the felt colours to match your Christmas theme. You could also add gems to bring a touch of sparkle to the festivities.
14. Gingerbread house felt crafts
This wholesome gingerbread house would look glorious hanging on any tree! We love the smaller details of this design and all you need is some felt and thread to create it! You can find the full guide and freebie template over at Polka Dot Chair.
15. Ugly sweater felt crafts
We all love an ugly sweater! And these Christmas themed sweaters are no different. They creatively use paper clips as miniature coat hangers so that you can hang them on your tree. You can find the template and tutorial from Felt Craft Projects.
16. Star felt craft
Download this lovely freebie star pattern from DMC. Made with wine red felt, it radiates festive cheer! These sweet little stars could be hung on your tree or made into a garland. You'll need to get your embroidery skills at the ready to create the delicate pattern on the front.
17. Yarn and felt gnomes
These adorable gnomes with their bushy beards are sure to get you in the festive spirit! They are more simple than they look, and if you already know how to make a pom pom then you are already halfway there. However do not fear if you don't, Single Girls DIY will take you step-by-step through the process! Plus you'll find a free template.
18. DIY felt ball
Aren't these super adorable? And they are really simple to make too. You can either buy the ready-made felt balls, or you can needle felt one yourself if you're already a keen crafter. Other than that there's not a lot to do except glueing everything together! You can get the full tutorial over at Thrifted Nest.
More like the Christmas felt crafts
Can't get enough of felt crafts? Try these needle felt Christmas decorations, for lots of felt based inspiration to make your Christmas extra special! If you want to try more needled felting projects we have plenty right here on Gathered, try this cute needle felted whale, needle felted easter eggs or the needle felted animals. Not sure what to make? Try these needle felting ideas for beginners.
Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!
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