DIY Children’s Christmas Craft – Hand Sewn Ornament

Nothing is more fun for a kid than learning to sew. C is 6 and G is 5 and they have been sewing for well over a year so really no age is too young to start teaching them. They have sewn Tooth Fairy Bears, Easter Eggs, you name it.  Allowing them to create something with their own two hands and watching them do it is wonderful.
This hand sewn Christmas tree ornament is one that I will cherish forever. And their faces as they put them on the Christmas tree I will cherish even longer. They have such personality and took such hard work to create!



* Most can be easily found at your local craft store.
Embroidery Floss
Sewing Needles ( I get the larger sized needles with a large eye BUT the ones that still have a point on them.)
Button Assortment
Bead Assortment


1. Cut out two circles (or other shapes – trees, ovals, houses, etc.) of the exact same size from your felt pieces. 
2. Cut a very long piece of embroidery floss. 
3. Separate the two circles. Your kiddo will work on one at a time. Decorating the first one, add buttons, beads, or even just embroidering with a special creative stitch. 
4. After both sides are decorated, place them together (wrong sides together). 
5. Using the whipstitch, sew around the edge of your circles sewing them both together and leaving about 2-3 inches of a gap between start and end. 
6. Tie off and cut string. 
7. Fill ornament with stuffing. 
8. Finish sewing your opening to make a complete circle. When you tie your string off this time, leave a long loop. This will be your ornament hanger. 
This would make the perfect present for grandparents, teachers, you name it!


About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. So cute!! I think it would make supercute Christmas pocketbook for girls if it wasn’t completely sewn up too!
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    • I agree! Often times I will make kits for my kids and they LOVE them! I did that with these ornaments as well. Everything is contained in the kit. You could totally do that with a pocketbook!

  2. I love this! My dd6 has been bugging me about learning to sew. She could do this so easily, and I think I have all the supplies at home.
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  3. really cute. I know I have felt so we are going to do this for sure
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  4. Cute! My daughter is almost 2 so we aren’t here just yet but I am looking forward to doing this with here in a few years.
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  5. I love this craft! I wish someone had done this with me when I was younger! Then maybe I’d actually sew :)
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  6. Lauryn,
    This craft idea is so adorable and so timely for the Holiday Season. Thanks for sharing it.
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  7. These are awesome, I’ve slowly but surely falling in love with the hand sewn and embroidered items! Totally cute, thanks for sharing!
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  8. This is a great idea, my daughter would enjoy doing this.
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  9. These are so adorable. I can see my daughter helping me making some soon.
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