DIY Felt Snowball Ornament | DIY Holiday Ornament | Handmade Holiday Decors | diy felt snowballs | DIY Christmas Ornament Projects

These little felt snowballs are super fun to make. I used my sewing machine to do most of the sewing, but if you don’t own one you could probably do the whole thing by hand with only slightly more effort. These ornaments look beautiful hanging on the tree, but they make a great gift idea as well. Give a set as a hostess gift, or tie one to the top of a present for a little extra flair!

I used cream colored felt to make them look like little snowballs, but any color would work.

Here is what you will need:

sewing machine
very sharp scissors
felt (5 sheets will make 4 ornaments)
permanent marker
ribbon 
needle & thread
glue gun
clear glue-on gems
  

Stack 5 pieces of felt together, then trace a 4" circle on your top layer of felt.

Stack 5 pieces of felt together, then trace a 4″ circle on your top layer of felt.

Using a very sharp scissors, cut out circles out of all 5 layers.

Using a very sharp scissors, cut out circles out of all 5 layers. Be sure to trim away any black remaining from the marker.

Sew circles together in one straight line down the middle.

Sew circles together in one straight line down the middle.

To form ball, start by stitching 2 adjacent flaps together in the center of curve.

To form ball, start by stitching 2 adjacent flaps together in the center of curve, so that you now have 5 connected flaps.

Stitch the opposite flaps together halfway between the center stitch and the tops and bottoms of the ball.

Next, stitch the opposite flaps together halfway between the center stitch and the tops and bottoms of the ball. Repeat until the entire ball forms a honeycomb pattern. I used my sewing machine for all of this, simply going back and forth for a few stitches in each direction, but you could also do this part entirely by hand.

Use a sewing machine to make your homemade felt snowball ornament.

Continue stitching your DIY felt snowball ornament until finished.

Using a needle and thread, stitch a loop of ribbon to the top of ornament.

Using a needle and thread, stitch a loop of ribbon to the top of ornament.

Using a hot glue gun, carefully glue small gemstones to each connection.

Using hot glue gun, carefully glue small gemstones to each connection.

Continue attaching gem stones to felt ornament until covered.

DIY Felt Snowball Ornament

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Have you made any of your own decorations or gifts so far this year? What have you made?