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Felt Animal Ornaments

Colorful ornaments stand out against the dense branches of a Nordmann fir. A vintage fence and a mound of fake snow provide the base.

Photography: Lucas Allen

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2007


  • Felt

  • Scissors


  1. Print templates. (You can reduce or enlarge the templates to fit your tree. We enlarged the templates at 200 percent and 225 percent.) Cut out two versions of each template, one following the outline and the other omitting the black details (use fine-tip scissors for the interior cutouts).

  2. On top of light-colored felt, such as cream or eggshell, pin the outline template, and trace it with a disappearing-ink pen. Remove template, and cut out. On a colored piece of felt, pin and trace the detailed template twice. Cut out: Use fine-tip scissors for interior cutouts and a Japanese hole punch to create the eyes and the hole for hanging.


    Hang from a length of silver thread, knotting at top.


  4. Hang from a length of silver thread, knotting at top.


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