Inspired by Jess and her paper bows over at How About Orange, I made a whole whack of felt bow Christmas ornaments. The great thing about these ornaments is they are super cute and cost less than a dollar a piece to make. For tutorial instructions keep reading!
To complete this project you will need:
- One sheet of felt
- a ruler and a pen
- Cut nine strips of felt (length wise) that are each 3/4inch thick. I just used the width of my rule as a guide
- Cut 3 of the strips down to 12 inches, 3 more of the strips down to 11 inches, 2 more of the strips down to 10 inches and the last strip should be 3 1/2 inches long. (I used the same measurements as Jess from How About Orange)
- Twist the end of each strip into a loop and join the ends in a figure eight. I found that it helped me to remember that the backside of the felt twisted to join the front side of the felt. (hopefully that makes sense!) The felt will hold its shape so you do not need to worry about pinning it in place.
- Twist each strip into a loop, only leaving the smallest piece.
- Take the smallest piece and connect the ends to form a cylinder.
- Begin forming the bow by taking the loops (largest to smallest) and stacking them on top of each other.
- Used a needle and thread to hand sew each loop together in the center.
- Attach a felt loop on the back on the back of the ornament so it can hang on your Christmas tree!
There you have it! Cute and simple decorations that can be used as ornaments, pinned on as a festive broach or used as a reusable bow atop a Christmas gift.