Learn how to make DIY Scandinavian Christmas tree ornaments using fabric and letter stamps.
Our Christmas decor this year was inspired by Scandinavian hygge – “simple, cozy, and relaxed”.
I initially decorated our tree with just white & neutral ornaments. Although that’s characteristic of Scandinavian style, I quickly missed a little splash of color.
Since I had fabric leftover from our flannel pillow covers, I decided to use some for simple DIY Christmas ornaments.
DIY Scandinavian Christmas Tree Ornaments
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Supplies you’ll need:
- sewing machine
- heat n bond hem tape
- baker’s twine, ribbon, or jute for hanging
- letter stamps (here’s another letter stamp option)
- permanent stamp ink
- cotton batting or paper strips for stuffing
Step 1: Make a tree pattern the size of ornament you’d like out of paper. Cut 2 pieces of fabric for each Christmas tree ornament.
To make a simple Christmas tree pattern out of paper, decide the width of the bottom of the tree you’d like, as well as the height. Cut out a rectangle that size. Fold it in half. Cut the bottom corner at the open end diagonally to the top to create a triangle. Open it up and you’ll have a tree! My ornament measures 4 inches wide at the bottom and 5 inches tall.
Step 2: Cut the baker’s twine or ribbon to 12 inches in length. Make a knot at the bottom and place just below the top of the tree point (on the back side of one tree).
Step 3: Using 1/2 inch seam, sew up both sides of the tree, ensuring the twine hanger is sewn between the layers.
Step 4: Rip a plain colored piece of cotton fabric into a strip 3/4 inch wide and fray the edges. Iron on a piece of heat and bond seam tape to the back side.
Step 5: Using letter stamps and permanent stamp ink, stamp on whatever word you’d like. Once stamped, peel off the heat and bond backing and iron on to the front of the ornament.
Step 6: Slightly stuff the tree with batting (or shredded paper from the shredded paper bin like I did!). Position the twig “trunk” into the center of the bottom and mark where it will go. Sew up the bottom, stopping where the trunk will be placed. Once sewn, glue the twig in place with hot glue.
These ornaments look great hung on the tree.
Or, they could be stamped with people’s names and used as creative gift tags!
For more DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments, you might want to check out:
- Snow Globe Ornament from Dollar Tree Supplies
- How to Make Paper Star Ornaments
- Bird Ornaments
- DIY Chalkboard Christmas Ornament
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