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Felt Christmas Candle Ornament


Learn how to make a felt Christmas candle ornament to hang on your tree this holiday season.

Felt Christmas candle ornament made by sewing pieces of felt together on a pink background



This handmade ornament is completely hand sewn, no need for a sewing machine.


If you also like making homemade gifts this also makes a great gift for any of your loved ones.


I love this little felt Christmas candle ornament because it reminds me of simpler times when people use to decorate their trees with candles. Of course, that wasn’t the safest way to decorate but with this little ornament, you won’t have any of those fire hazards.


I even use these little electric candles on my tree because I love the look so much.

Materials you will need:



How to make a felt Christmas candle ornament!

Step 1:

Select different colored felt fabrics including green, red, orange, and yellow-colored felts. Using the candle ornament template linked in the materials list, trace the large flame on yellow, the small flame on orange, the leaf patterns on the green, the berry shapes on the red. The rest of the patterns can be done on the colored felt of your choice. We choose light blue but you can pick any color that goes with your tree theme. Cut out 2 pieces for the base.



Step 2:

Place the small flame cutout on top of the large flame cutout and then stitch them together with the base cutout, near the top side. If you are confused about how this should be sewn be sure to take a look at the picture below.



Step 3:

Place the melting wax cutout on the top side of the candle cutout. Place the candle on the base, right below the flame pattern, and stitch the top side of the melting wax along with the candle to the base.



Step 4:

Place the leaf cutouts on the bottom side of the base, right below the candle pattern. Stitch the leaf patterns near their top ends. See the photo below for how to place the leaves.



Step 5:

Place the berry cutouts at the top of the leaves and stitch each berry separately with a cross-stitch.



Step 6:

Place the other base cutout under the patterned one and stitch around the side to join them together. Keep a small opening to stuff the ornament base. You can stuff the ornament base with polyfill if you have it on hand but we just used the scrap felt pieces.



Step 7:

Once you are done stuffing the base, stitch the opening to secure the stuffing. Attach a ribbon loop on the backside of the ornament.



Why candles became a part of Christmas tradition.

There are several different reasons why candles came to be a part of Christmas tradition.


One of the earliest known recorded reasons dates back to the middle ages. The candle was used to represent the star of Bethlehem.


Of course, we all know candles are used during the Jewish Festival of Light, Hanukkah.


Even Churches often hold candlelight services during this time of year.


One of my favorite usage of candles is the tradition of placing them in your window. Lighting a candle and placing it in one’s window is a common Christmas tradition that dates back to colonial times. The sight of a candle in a window from a distance was a sign of “welcome” to those wishing to visit.


However you choose to bring this tradition to your home, I hope that you will make this little felt Christmas candle ornament a part of it.



Be sure to check out these other handmade ornaments for Christmas as well.

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Felt Christmas Candle Ornament

Felt Christmas Candle Ornament

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: inexpensive

Learn how to make a felt Christmas candle ornament to hang on your tree this holiday season.

Materials

  • Felt fabric
  • Thread
  • Scarp Felt (or Polyfill)
  • Ribbon

Tools

  • Needle
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Select different colored felt fabrics including green, red, orange, and yellow-colored felts. Trace the large flame on yellow, the small flame on orange, the leaf patterns on the green, the berry shapes on the red. The rest of the patterns can be done on the colored felt of your choice. We choose light blue but you can pick any color that goes with your tree theme. Cut out 2 pieces for the base.
  2. Place the small flame cutout on top of the large flame cutout and then stitch them together with the base cutout, near the top side. If you are confused about how this should be sewn be sure to take a look at the picture for reference.
  3. Place the melting wax cutout on the top side of the candle cutout. Place the candle on the base, right below the flame pattern, and stitch the top side of the melting wax along with the candle to the base.
  4. Place the leaf cutouts on the bottom side of the base, right below the candle pattern. Stitch the leaf patterns near their top ends. See the photo to reference how to place the leaves.
  5. Place the berry cutouts at the top of the leaves and stitch each berry separately with a cross-stitch.
  6. Place the other base cutout under the patterned one and stitch around the side to join them together. Keep a small opening to stuff the ornament base. You can stuff the ornament base with polyfill if you have it on hand but we just used the scrap felt pieces.
  7. Once you are done stuffing the base, stitch the opening to secure the stuffing. Attach a ribbon loop on the backside of the ornament.

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