I’m so excited to share with you the cutest little ornament that Eloise made for the tree this year! It is so so cute and just screams Eloise! 🙂 If you remember, I first shared this over at Skip to My Lou for the Bake Craft Sew series and today I’m bringing the tutorial home! As you may already know, my kids love to create with me and do all the things crafty, bakey, and makey in general and this holiday season I thought it would be fun if they each made an ornament for our tree. I was thinking we could add a new one each year, handmade by them, how fun is that! 🙂 My daughter Eloise loves hedgehogs so together we came up with this adorable Felt Hedgehog Ornament, isn’t it sweet!!!
This little guy couldn’t be easier to make either, you could sew it by hand if you wanted to or you could even put the whole thing together using felt glue if you wanted…that would make it even easier and fun craft idea for little hands!!! The world is your oyster when it comes to their little hedgehog! 🙂
To make a Felt Hedgehog Ornament you will need:
- One sheet of dark brown felt
- One sheet of light tan felt
- Poly-fil stuffing
- One small (7mm) pom pom in black
- Two small (7mm) googly eyes
- 1/4″ ribbon
- Pinking shears
- Sewing machine and thread
- Hot glue gun
*Black and White felt are optional (for the eyes and nose) only if you chose not to use the pom poms and googly eyes!
First thing you will need to do is trace and cut two 4-inch wide circles on the dark brown felt, these will be the body of the hedgehog. Next, trace and cut one 2-inch wide circle from the light tan felt.Place the smaller circle in the middle of one of the larger dark brown circles and carefully sew it into place using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Next, place the the sewn dark brown felt circle on top of the unsewn circle and sew them together carefully using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Leave a small 1.5 inch opening so you can add the stuffing.Lightly stuff the body of the hedgehog and then sew the gap closed.
Using a pair of pinking shears, trim along the outer edge of the hedgehog to give it those cute little spikes.
Lastly, using a hot glue gun (always with supervision when working with a child!) attach the eyes and nose. You may also attach a small piece of ribbon to the back of the hedgehog to hang the ornament.
*If you would prefer, you can cut out the eyes and the nose from black and white felt and sew or hot glue those into place.Super cute, right! This little cutie looks just perfect on our tree we just picked out this weekend! (The other one is going in her bedroom, ha!)
Thanks so much for stopping by to read today!