Home Made Ornaments

Christmas Mushrooms are our latest design for home made felt ornaments. There is something about red and white polka dotted mushrooms that always put a smile on my face. These ornaments are easily made from small pieces of felt, fabric scraps, and twine; and will add a touch of woodland whimsy to your Christmas tree.

Materials (for each Mushroom). Each mushroom measures approx 3 1/2″ x 3″  (9 x 7.5 cm)

  • two pieces of felt measuring 4″ x 5 ” (10 x 13 cm)
  • scraps of fabric for the mushroom head, stalk, and underside
  • length of twine measuring 7″ (18 cm)
  • scraps of fusible applique web such as steam a seam or vliesofix
  • mushroom template (click here to download)
  • black cotton thread and thread to co-ordinate with the felt

1. Trace the mushroom templates in reverse onto the wrong side of the fusible webbing. Cut around each shape leaving approx 1/4 “.
2. Fuse the appliqué webbing onto the wrong side of the fabric pieces. Cut out the mushroom shapes from the fabric.
3. On one piece of felt, fuse the mushroom pieces in place following manufacturers directions. Refer to the photo of the mushrooms below for the layout of the pieces.

4. Using black cotton, stitch around the inside edge of the fabric pieces. Sew around each shape three times, overlapping the stitching slightly to give a sketchy look.

5. Cut around the mushroom shape, leaving approx 1/4 ” of felt around each shape.

6. Fold the twine in half and position it at the top of the mushroom. Layer the mushroom onto the other piece of felt.

7. Stitch around the outside of the mushroom on the felt, catching the twine in place as you go. Over sew across the twine a few times to ensure it is well attached. Cut around the backing piece of felt so that it is line with the front of the mushroom.

You may also be interested in these projects:

Charming Ornaments
Be Merry Festive Garland
Handbag Ornaments

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  1. says

    These are so cute – thanks for the tutorial – and thanks for the reference to last year’s – I had tried to recall where I had seen the cute handbag ornaments.

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