{How To} Holiday Ornaments- 3D Shapes

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Guest Post #4

 No Ugly Ornaments Challenge

This is my last posting for the No Ugly Ornaments Challenge and I just wanted to say a big Thank You to Erin from My Very Educated Mother for asking me to join in the fun! I have had a blast creating fun pretties for the tree this month!

3D Christmas Tree Ornament -The Sewing Loft

This project is for sewers of all levels.

Skill Level- 1  Button


  • felt
  • 20″ ribbon
Basic Instructions:
  1. Draw a fun shape for your ornament. I have chosen trees.  Clearly, I associate trees with Christmas but any shape will work, even a rectangle! Cut shape out of cardstock. (aka- cereal box, greeting card- you know, something reclaimed!)
  2. For a 3 sided shape: Trace your shape onto felt and cut out 2.
  3. Pin your 2 cut shapes together on one side. Starting from the bottom center, straight stitch along the edge of shape and finish at the top. Clip your threads. *Note: it would be fun to use contrasting thread for stitching. Since you alternate sides when stitching, it is just important to use the same color thread in the bobbin.
  4. Now, you need to insert your ribbon.  To prep your ribbon; fold in half, tie knot at the bottom or add a small bead – then knot and then insert into the center of ornament.  Be sure to leave the knot hanging below the bottom of shape.
  5. Then pushing the two sides open, place your shape onto another layer of felt.  Pin on each side, straight stitch and cut. 

Looking back I can clearly see that I associate trees with Christmas! Well, at least you have the ideas and can change the shapes up as you wish!

Well, no more Christmas thoughts for me today instead, I am reminded of all the things I am thankful for- Family, Friends & Fans!! Enjoy your family time and some turkey dinner! Crafting can wait until tomorrow.



Click here for more of the No Ugly Ornaments Challenge. A new ornament will be posted every weekday during the month of November.

**Remember, I would love to see your ornaments .  Be sure to share photos on my facebook page!



  1. Erin@myveryeducatedmother says

    Thank YOU for being a part of the challenge! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!