12 Days of Christmas Crafts and Recipes: felt rosette tree ornament

felt rosette christmas tree ornament craft DIY gift

Previously, I crafted a felt rosette wreath that I absolutely adore and use as a decoration at both Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day.  I love the texture of the felt clusters and thought it would make a pretty ornament for our tree this year.  I picked through my scrap fabric bin (I always keep my leftovers!) and had both white and red felt pieces that I used for this craft.  The instructions are the same as for the wreath, except you are pinning the folded circles onto a craft foam ball instead of a wreath form.   Finish it off with a twine hanger and you have a lovely peppermint ball!

Here’s what you need:

felt rosette christmas tree ornament craft DIY gift

  • 2-inch diameter craft foam ball
  • box of straight pins
  • scrap fabric
  • stamp pad (i had a green one from a previous project)
  • a roughly 3-inch diameter glass/lid (really, whatever size fits your stamp pad)
  • scissors
  • twine for hanging

Here’s what you do:

  1. Use glass to stamp circles onto felt.
    felt rosette christmas tree ornament craft DIY gift
  2. Cut out circles.
  3. Fold each circle in half, then in half again and insert straight pin at the corner.
  4. Pin each folded circle onto foam ball, clustering tightly to create ruffle effect.
  5. Fluff felt after adding a few and continue adding until all visible surfaces of ball are covered.
  6. Knot a piece of twine and use straight pin to affix to foam ball.
    felt rosette christmas tree ornament craft DIY gift

Tips: Using a smaller diameter circle would give you a smaller ball, you’d just have to cut out more circles! The finished diameter here was ~ 4″ – definitely a larger ornament!

felt rosette christmas tree ornament craft DIY gift