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Christmas Critter Ornament Felt Along (A Monthly Ornament Craft)

Felt Ornaments

We’re having a party: a CHRISTMAS CRITTER ORNAMENT FELT ALONG party. Claudia from Mockingbird Hill Cottage and I decided to get a jump on making these adorable felt ornament in preparation for next year. I fell in love with all the darling felt ornaments all over Pinterest this Christmas season and thought a good way to keep myself on track and actually make the ornaments was to set a monthly goal and hold myself accountable, and what better way but to have you all join in with us. 


We will post 2 patterns of these little critters at the beginning of the month, along with a material list. Then you will have time to gather the materials and assemble them, and at the end of the month we will host a linky party and we can all show off our cute as ever critters. Is anyone interested in felting along? I figured it would be a great way to not only make the ornaments but see how creative everyone is and by the time December rolled around again we would have 24 adorable ornament to keep for ourself or give as gifts. They are so fun and inexpensive to do…..and when I say inexpensive I mean you can make each ornament for under 20ยข. 


We will be back January 8th to post the first 2 patterns for download and if you are near a craft store before they post you can gather some basic material that will work with every pattern. Felt colors of your choice, embroidery floss, needles, and ribbon (I used string) for hanging the ornament. You can also add a little fiber fill if you would like them to be puffy. 


I hope you all join in, this is going to be great fun  ๐Ÿ™‚




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  1. Oh my goodness, these little ornaments are just adorable! I’ll be making them along with you! Delightful idea!

    1. Yvonee, can’t wait to see what you come up with I bet you will have a dreamy color scheme for your critters.

  2. They are so cute!! Can’t wait to get started!

    1. Deb, once you start you just can’t stop. I have been making them in preparation for the party and find it so enjoyable.

  3. Love them! Looking forward to getting started.

    1. Teri, so glad you will be joining the party, these critters can be addictive to make.

    1. Andrea, I am so glad you will be joining the party!

  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Wow, those critters really are super cute! I’m thinking of making these and giving them to a special little one in my life next Christmas.

    1. Sharon, that would be a wonderful gift. They would look so cute on a child’s size special tree. I think I will use mine on my kitchen tree for 2014.

  5. These are so very cute. And I love the fact that they are little critters and not the traditional variety. Also, thanks for the list of basic items. I am going to get some now, so when you post the patterns I can get right to work creating them.

    1. Great Lou Ann, the first two pattern will be an owl and a bear if you would like to get colors that work for those critters.

  6. I love this and will keep popping back to see what you are both up to. I’m not going to commit to join in as I don’t want the pressure to keep up but hopefully I will make some as the year goes on.

    1. That sounds perfect, join when you can and the patterns will always be available for download.

  7. What a neat idea and it sounds like fun!
    I did a few bears and birds ornaments from felt.
    I think I have all the supplies already.

    1. Kim so glad you will be joining in on the fun. These little critters are addictive for sure, I can’t get enough.

  8. I am so in on this! I love felt ornaments and try to make my daughters a special one to fit their interests each year. They’re both wildly into woodland creatures right now, and so am I. I wanted to have a few smaller trees around my home next year, instead of one big one, so I think I’ll design a whole tree around these sweet ornaments. I know, TMI. (I’m thinking out loud because I’m super excited!) It’s such a great idea, and so cool of you ladies to do it. Thanks!

    1. Kathleen G says:

      I had the same idea! A small woodland tree for the cute ornaments. I have some felt ornaments my Mom made years ago for my tree.

      1. Kathleen these ornaments would be perfect incorporated with the ones you Mom made. Great idea.

    2. Laurel, you have the same idea as me. Decorate a whole tree with the woodland critters. I think making a set for your kids is perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. These look adorable and I’ll be joining in as much as possible. I’m thinking not just Christmas but a lovely woodland scene on a small tree or on branches or onto a wreath. So many possibilities ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Linda, all great ideas and it will be fun to see how everyone is using them.

  10. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Hi Dawn..I came over from Claudia’s blog to check out the ornaments and have decided to stay and follow you..I will be doing the ornaments also..they are adorable!

    1. Nancy, Welcome to the cabin so glad to have you join us. Come back on the 8th to download the patterns for January.

  11. Nancy, (who commented right above me) suggested they would make a neat garland. I thought that was a great idea!


  12. I love some of the choices! I hope I can stick with this because I’d love to make a whole set of these. I love handwork but rarely take the time to just sit and do it!

    1. Ann I know how you feel about taking the time to do something you enjoy. I get mine all cut out and into a small container along with the pic of the final product and while hubby is driving I stitch away, I got to done just the other day that way ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. This is a great idea and the ornaments are adorable. I love small products with great results. I’m going to make these for
    my animal-loving grandson. Thanks for doing this.

    1. Deb what a brilliant idea your grandson will love them ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to have you aboard.

  14. Dawn, this is such a great idea! I already have some brown felt that I bought to make gingerbread men, but I never got around to making them! I’ll be back to see the patterns and hopefully make some of these. So cute!

    1. Jane the first two patterns will be an owl and a bear so the brown felt will be perfect for that. So glad you will be following along.

  15. Dawn what a great idea. I am always on the lookout for small handmade crafts I have made to give to my volunteers and co -workers for Christmas gifts. I think I have found my 2014 gifts. I always do 50 gifts so I will be making 2 each month. I think I will get my 12 year old granddaughter to help. Thanks!

    1. Carolyn so nice to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚ That is exactly what I am doing 2 of each pattern one for myself and one as a gift. I am so thrilled to have you joining us in making these cute critters.

    1. Thanks Shirley I am already having great fun putting them together.

    1. Linda Im so glad you have decided to join us it will be fun to see how everyone interprets the patterns and makes them their own.

  16. I like your idea and would like to join the group. I do not know if I can do all but I would like to. Thanks for this wonderful work ! Greetings from Gran Canaria. Spain.

    1. Adelina, I hope you are able to join us. If you don’t like to hand stitch these can also be put together with a glue gun ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Adorable and very excited to make two sets at the same time, to give as gifts next Christmas to some nieces and nephews for their trees. I must admit…it has made January 8th something fun to look forward to:)
    Thank you,

    1. Terri, I am so excited for you and your nieces and nephews will love them. These are the type of ornaments that get passed down for years in families.

    1. Thank you Debbie, you should join us in making them ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Pat Kichinko says:

    I can’t wait for these! One of my daughters is a cardinals’ lover, another is an owl lover, and the third is a turtle lover. I am so excited to be making these this year!! Thanks so much!

    1. Pat, how fun to have your daughters love critters. Im not sure how old they are but this is so simple to do I believe an 8 year old could easily make them.

      1. Pat Kichinko says:

        Thanks, Dawn, but my daughters are all grown up ladies! I’m making these myself. As you well know, making something that someone really appreciates is one the best feelings in the whole world!!

        1. Pat, so glad you will be participation it is a great monthly project.

  19. Count me in!! I think I have convinced my mother to join us as well. Thank you, I am looking forward to this.

    1. Heather, how wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad to have you along!

    2. Yes, Heather has talked me into making these cuties. :o)
      My daughter also suggested we do these together on Skype, isn’t that a neat idea?

      1. Sandra what a brilliant idea. That sounds just wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. These look delightful! I’ll be joining in, too.

    1. Jackie so glad you will be joining us. There are so fun to make and relaxing too ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. The Kraft Shak will be doing this as a class in our shop for our customers, simply put bringing women together in the morning to make some crafts and enjoy the coffee and company we are excited.

    1. Christy, how awesome is that. So glad you will be joining us it sounds like a wonderful time getting a bunch of you together and making these critters. Can’t wait to see how creative you all are ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Debbie Price says:

    Is it ok to join if I don’t have a blog? It looks like it will be tads of fun!

    1. Debbie, yes I definitely want you to join and you can email me your photo so I can share with everyone’s from the linky party ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mary, so glad you will be joining us. They are fun to make.

  23. Feeling a little confused. Where exactly do I click to find the first pattern?. Interested in all the cute critters shown in the photo, but I do not see a template. Please help.

  24. Would love the challenge. Would love your “felt-along”.

    1. Where do I get templates for the cute ornaments pictured. Do we have access to them now, or are they the ones we get every month?

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