Thursday, January 8, 2015

Handmade Felt Ornaments

Gingermelon tiny mouse felt ornament

Over the last few years, I have become increasingly obsessed with felt ornaments. This year was the second year I participated in a felt ornament swap with friends. For my swap recipient, I made a Gingermelon Tiny Mouse wearing a Santa hat and holding a gift. I love, love, love Gingermelon patterns; they are all so adorable and detailed. This pattern has several options for mouse accessories and I want to make them all. I dragged my daughter into my mouse obsession and she made the cutest little Christmas mouse holding a swaddled kitten. (This was her Supernatural watching project.)

Gingermelon tiny mouse with swaddled kitten ornament

And I have another one in the works. I started it for my youngest daughter for a stocking stuffer, but switched projects at the last minute. I suddenly stalled out on the mouse when I accidentally made two left sides of the face. Once I remedy that, I only have the head to make and attach to finish it. This one will be on our Christmas tree; the other two mice were given to friends.

Making more tiny felt things

Rather than gifting a tiny mouse to my youngest, I ended up making a little panda. This was a much faster project than the mouse, and so much fun.

Kawaii felt panda ornament

I made my 12 year old a felt guinea pig to match her guinea pig Fluffy. I spent a lot of time trying to match the Fluffy's color placement. The pattern I used is a free pattern from Cali Cavy Collective. The pattern is just perfect - the only change I made is that I used 10mm safety eyes rather than felt circles, which adds to the kind of bug-eyed wild look guinea pigs always seem to have.
Felt guinea pig ornament
For my sloth loving daughter, I drafted a little three-toed sloth pattern. It turned out so much cuter than I expected. The little toes and tree branch are my favorite.

Felt sloth ornament

I was so surprised to receive two ornaments in the felt ornament swap. They are so very perfect and look fantastic on my tree; a male and female cardinal pair. 

Handmade felt Cardinal ornaments from a friend

Overall, I wish I had more time to make more felt ornaments to gift, but I am so pleased with how they turned out. Next year, less stockings and more ornaments.  


  1. thanks for turning me on to the Gingermelon patterns! yours are so adorable

  2. They are so fun! I am glad you like them as well. Your snowman was so cute! I am happy I was able to see it in person before you swapped it!