Christmas Crafting Made Easy: Free Christmas Decoration Templates!
If you’ve always fancied sewing your own festive felt decorations to adorn the tree – but you don’t have a clue where to start – then you’ve come to the right place! At Create and Craft, we are firm believers in crafting your own Christmas, so we’re here to make it easy for you – with a fantastic set of free printable templates for you to get creative with! The fantastic Kelly Anne Jordan has created a gorgeous set of Christmas decoration templates which you can print and use at home – check out her step-by-step tutorial below, and create your own hanging gingerbread man, candy cane, snowman, and more!
Fancy making your own festive felt decorations this year? this is something that all the family can get involved in and they would make lovely fun gifts to.
Time it Takes to Make: 4 – 6 hrs
Skill Level: beginner
You Will Need:
- Felt – green, light and dark browns, grey, burgundy, black, white, yellow, red and orange
- Embroidery thread in similar colours to the felts
- Printable Patterns:
- Toy stuﬃng
Print out the free Christmas decoration templates provided, and cut the patterns out.
Trace each pattern onto your coloured felt sheets and cut out the individual pieces required to create each complete decoration. Remember to cut out enough pieces for the front and back of each of the decorations. Designs include:
- Christmas pudding
- Gingerbread house
- Gingerbread man
- Candy cane
Following the guideline picture at the top of your printable Christmas decoration template sheet, sew your smaller detail pieces in place.
For the Christmas pudding, these pieces include icing, berries and leaves; the snowman features a nose, eyes and hat (I decided that I would tie some ribbon around his neck for his scarf), the Reindeer comes with eyes and a nose ; the Gingerbread house features a door, windows and snow top; the Gingerbread man includes eyes and mouth; and the Candy cane comes with additional stripes!
I have used a straight stitch to secure these pieces in place.
To add a loop so that the decoration can hang from your tree, add some ribbon to the top-middle of the decoration, and sandwich it in between the front and back piece of each of the decorations, then sew together using a blanket stitch. Remember to stuﬀ each decoration before you ﬁnish your stitches.
Now they’re all finished, and ready for the tree!
Looking for more festive inspiration? Check out the rest of our Christmas craft projects, articles and tutorials right here!