How To Make a Felt Hot Chocolate Christmas Ornament
There is something so enticing about crafting on a cold winter’s day. We love coming up with new DIY ideas for the festive season. Making your own Christmas decorations is a great way to personalise your festive decor, it’s a fun activity, and it’s something you can keep for years to come.
We have come up with this craft for a hot chocolate felt ornament which can be hung on the Christmas tree, attached to small hooks on the wall or window, or perhaps around the mantlepiece or on a garland.
As big fans of drinking hot chocolate when the weather is cold we wanted to reflect that moment as an emblem on the Christmas tree. It’s a fun, quirky, and slightly different type of Christmas tree ornament.
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What You Will Need To Make Felt Hot Chocolate Ornament
Card or thick paper and a pen
Scissors – fabric and paper
Thread for hanging the final ornament with
Where To Get Materials
When looking for where to find these materials the best place to check is your local craft shop. Hobbycraft – for our UK readers – sells packs of different coloured felt as well as all the other items you will need for this craft.
Hot Chocolate Felt Ornament Step By Step Tutorial
1. The Base
To start with draw a mug shape on the card. This will be a base for all the felt you will use. The card is mainly to keep the structure of the final craft as well as giving you a hidden base to puncture later and thread the hanging string from.
2. Cut and glue the felt
Next, you need to cut out the red felt to the same shape as the card. It doesn’t matter if your felt cup shape is a little bit bigger than the card, you won’t be able to notice when looking at the final product.
Once you have cut out your felt, you just need to glue it down to the card.
If you have opted to use PVA glue for this craft, its best to let it dry until it’s tacky before you glue down the felt to the card. Otherwise, you will be waiting a while for it to dry.
Tip: When cutting out the felt mug shape, it’s easier to not cut out the handle hole until after you have glued it to the card. It also helped to place the card down onto the felt because of how flimsy the felt is when you try to glue it down.
3. Decorative Touches
Whilst waiting for the glue to dry on the base, you can cut out your mug design elements. To do a Santa mug, you need to cut out some white felt to be the trimmings on Santa’s jacket. Next, you glue the white felt down.
To show the hot chocolate, you have to cut a thin wavy strip of the brown. This shows the hot chocolate dripping over the edge of the mug. This is glued onto the top edge on top of the mug on top of the white felt.
You can cut some small white circles to act as Santa’s buttons or use real buttons down the front of this fun craft.
The real skill comes in cutting the small parts, which can be very difficult with fabric sheers.
Depending on the size of the mug you choose to do you can get a lot of decorative pieces added onto it. You can totally customise the mug design, we just opted for a Santa design as it’s easy to follow.
4. Add the string
Finally, you make a small hole in the card and thread the string through it to make the hanging element of your ornament. When this is done you’ll have a finished DIY felt ornament.
This has been a fun little tutorial on how to make a DIY felt Christmas ornament. Feel free to tell us how you do following along!