Are you looking for an adorable and simple way to spruce up your holiday decorations? Crafts are fun, hands-on activities that can instantly transform any space into a festive Christmas wonderland – and making felt bird ornaments is no exception!
Felt Bird Ornament Sewing Pattern
If you’re looking for a fun way to decorate your holiday tree and make something special that the whole family can enjoy, look no further than this felt bird ornament. It’s easy to put together and adds a cheerful sparkle that’ll capture everyone’s attention. Felt birds are an excellent craft project for kids of all ages and require minimal supplies so you won’t have to worry about getting overwhelmed with complex instructions. Whether it be for Christmas or any special occasion, these handmade ornaments will add a unique charm to your decorations
With just a few craft supplies and some handy tips & tricks, you’ll have beautiful birds hanging in your home in no time. Get creative with colors and patterns to really make them stand out—it’s totally up to you! Whether they’re gifts or decorations, these charming little handmade birds will absolutely add that extra bit of merry sparkle to the season. So let’s get started crafting!
What are the benefits of sewing skills in kids?
Sewing is a fine motor skill that teaches children how to focus on small details with their hands. Cutting out the shapes, stuffing the bird, and stitching everything together is a great way to sharpen those skills in a fun, creative way that will help your child in the long run. Your child will be able to use their fine motor talents to help others, earn money, or have a stress-relieving hobby because they learned these skills at a young age.
- Felt fabrics
- Matching thread
- Cotton or scrap felt (for stuffing)
- Pencil or fabric chalk
How To Make A Felt Bird Ornament
- Select white or any other light colored felt if you would like to craft a dove ornament. Trace the bird pattern from the selected felt, trace the base on a different colored felt and trace the olive branch on green felt. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.
- Trace a floral or vine pattern on any one of the wings and draw the eye on the bird base.
- Prepare a needle with a thread of your choice. Work a simple embroidered pattern along the traced vine/floral drawing on the wing.
- I embroidered the leaves first.
- Then I stitched along the vine. Add more details to the wing if you want to.
- Stitch the eye with black thread and work a small embroidered pattern on the tail part of the bird base.
- Place both bird base cutouts together and stitch along their sides.
- Keep a small opening to stuff the felt bird pattern.
- Close the open end to secure the stuffing.
- Stitch the front (embroidered) wing to the front part of the felt bird pattern.
- Stitch the back wing next, and keep the back wing slightly above the front one.
- Stitch the olive branch on the beak part of the bird.
- Attach the bird to a base and then attach a ribbon loop on the backside of the base to complete the ornament.
Tips and Tricks…
- You may need to help with the sewing for your child
- Allow your child to help with the parts of the craft they can do, such as putting the stuffing in before stitching, choosing the thread color, etc.
- Make multiple ornaments and switch up the thread colors to make each ornament more unique.
More Christmas Ideas…
- Take your ornament with a plate of cookies and our You’ve Been Elfed printable to a neighbor. This teaches your child ways to connect with the community and will lift your spirits as you visit with or doorbell ditch your neighbors.
- Find an angel tree in your community and take your child shopping for another child in need. This teaches your child compassion and to care for the needs of those around them.
- Get your gross motor skills working outside and take your child sledding. Afterward, you can make our Effortless Peppermint Hot Chocolate and watch your favorite Holiday movie together.
How Do I Print A PDF?
You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file, then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides.
Can I Resell These?
You may not resell any printable or template that you find on our website or receive in your email. You may use them for class parties, at church, at home, or in the classroom. You may get these printed at an office supply store or copy center at your own expense.