This DIY Stuffed Felt Star ornament is a fun craft to help decorate the tree. Thank you to Fairfield World for providing the fiberfill stuffing for this project. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help provide a small commission to this site to assist in continued craft tutorials.
Decorating the tree with handmade ornaments is special. From ornaments that the kids made to ornaments that we’ve created as a family, handmade ornaments are my favorite! A few years ago we made these Craft Stick Star Ornaments, and this year whimsical DIY Stuffed Felt Star Ornaments will be along side them.
Supplies Needed for the Stuffed Felt Star Ornament:
- (1) bag of Fairfield Poly-fil Premium Fiber Fill, any size
- Yellow felt – I’m using scraps of Cricut felt left over from another project
- Sewing needle
- White thread
- 6″ piece of baker’s twine
- Hot glue gun and hot glue
How to Make the Ornament
Draw two matching star shapes on the piece of yellow felt. If you are like me and terrible at free-hand drawing, try tracing a star shaped cookie cutter or print a star shape off the internet to trace.
Cut the shapes.
Place the shapes together.
With white thread in the needle, begin stitching the shapes together with a simple whipstitch. Knot the thread on the first stitch and reinforce the first stitch by stitching a few times one on top of another.
Continue with single stitches until approximately half of the star is complete.
Place the Poly-fil Premium Fiber Fill stuffing into the star. This is my favorite fiber fill due to its smooth consistency. It spreads out evenly in a project without huge clumps. Place a bit more than will fit into the top half of the star as there will be no way to get stuffing into the ornament once stitching is complete.
Complete stitching around the star until the entire ornament is closed. If you run out of thread in the length that you have cut, thread the needle again, create another “first stitch” and complete the ornament stitches.
Press the stuffing evenly through the ornament.
Fold the baker’s twine in half and knot the ends together. Hot glue the hanger to the back of the ornament.
Happy Holiday Crafting!
Here are a few more DIY Christmas ornament ideas: