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DIY Flannel Christmas Tree Ornaments

Sometimes you don’t need to look much further than your own closet for crafting materials. Today, we sharing a tutorial for turning an old pair of pajama bottoms into a flannel Christmas tree ornaments with this fun upcycling craft.

Finished flannel Christmas ornaments.

DIY Flannel Ornaments

Knowing how much I like to repurpose things, my husband gave me a pair of his old pajama pants to craft away with. Flannel is a fun material to use, especially for Fall and Winter crafting. We used similar scraps to make these no-sew fabric pumpkins; these scrunchies and for making pretty painted pinecone ornaments as well as this snowman front door decoration.

And since I have a Cricut Maker along with an Easy Press, I love to add sparkly iron on glitter vinyl whenever I can. The glitter texture works really nicely with the cozy and rustic feel of the flannel fabric.

Materials Needed:

Materials needed to make flannel Christmas ornaments.

How to Make Flannel Christmas Tree Ornaments

Preparing the Images:

Open Cricut Design Space. Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.

Click on the “Upload” button from the toolbar and browse your downloaded files to insert the Stocking.Deer.Tree SVG file. The images will appear on the canvas. 

Change the image colors if desired to match with your material color.

Cutting the Iron-On Vinyl:

Select “Make It” in the upper right corner to proceed with cutting. Click the “Mirror” toggle button to on for all mats with images to be cut in Glitter Iron-On material. 

I also used the Cricut Maker to cut out the circle shapes out of flannel.

For cutting the circle shapes, choose flannel fabric from the list of options in the drop down menu.

Place a piece of flannel fabric on a fabric grip mat and proceed with cutting.

Remove the circle shapes from the mat and repeat for more circle shapes in a coordinating flannel fabric.

Inserting the flannel fabric into the Cricut machine.

Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the flannel.

Finished Cricut machine flannel cutouts.

For cutting the stocking, deer and tree shapes, choose Glitter Iron-On Vinyl from the list of options in the drop down menu.

Place the Iron-On vinyl directly onto the strong grip Cricut mat with the SHINY SIDE DOWN.

Preparing the glitter vinyl for cutting in the Cricut machine.

Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the vinyl.

Cricut machine cutting out images on silver glitter vinyl.

Remove the Glitter Iron-On Vinyl from the mat and using a weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl leaving only the deer, stocking and tree images.

Removing the excess glitter vinyl from the cut images.

Cut around each of the images.

Removing the excess glitter vinyl from the cut images.

Applying the Image with the Cricut EasyPress Mini:

Position the mat or a towel on a flat surface. Set the temperature and time on the machine following the chart for the type of vinyl and material being used or use this EasyPress Interactive Quick Reference Guide.  

For a 100% Cotton flannel and Glitter Iron-On Vinyl, set the EasyPress Mini to medium heat.

Preheat each of the flannel circle shapes for 5 seconds. Then place one image in the center of each circle with the shiny side up.

Placing the cut images on top of the flannel fabric cutouts.

Press the image on to the ornament for 25 seconds, constantly moving EasyPress Mini as you press. 

Pressing the image onto the flannel circle with an EasyPress Mini

Turn the ornament upside down and apply heat for another 15 seconds.

Pressing the EasyPress mini on the back of the circle flannel.

While vinyl is still warm, peel the plastic part of the vinyl off carefully and discard. 

Peeling away the plastic from the vinyl image on the flannel fabric.

Make sure you do not place an iron or the EasyPress Mini directly over the vinyl without the protective plastic cover.

Sewing the Ornaments:

Cut a piece of grosgrain ribbon 10” long for each ornament.

Measuring and cutting a piece of ribbon.

Fold the ribbon in half and place the cut ends at the top of the ornament and stitch it in place.

Place two circle shapes with the wrong sides together. Stitch around the outer edge with a ¼” seam allowance leaving a 1” gap opening. Make sure the tops for each ornament are aligned on the front and back.

Stitching around the outer edge of the flannel ornament leaving a finger size gap.

Insert batting into the opening and then sew the opening closed.

With that, the flannel Christmas tree ornaments are complete!

Finished flannel Christmas ornament.

More DIY Christmas Ornament Crafts

Check out these other craft ideas to make more ornaments for the tree:

Happy holiday crafting, friends!

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Finished flannel Christmas ornaments with text overlay.

DIY Flannel Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Materials
  

Instructions
 

Preparing the Images:

  • Open Cricut Design Space.
  • Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.
  • Click on the “Upload” button from the toolbar and browse your downloaded files to insert the Stocking.Deer.Tree SVG file.

Cutting the Iron-On Vinyl:

  • Select “Make It” in the upper right corner to proceed with cutting.
  • Click the “Mirror” toggle button to on for all mats with images to be cut in Glitter Iron-On material.
  • For cutting the circle shapes, choose flannel fabric from the list of options in the drop down menu.
  • Place a piece of flannel fabric on a fabric grip mat and proceed with cutting.
  • Remove the circle shapes from the mat and repeat for more circle shapes in a coordinating flannel fabric.
  • For cutting the stocking, deer and tree shapes, choose Glitter Iron-On Vinyl from the list of options in the drop down menu.
  • Place the Iron-On vinyl directly onto the strong grip Cricut mat with the SHINY SIDE DOWN.
  • Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the vinyl.

Applying the Image with the Cricut EasyPress Mini:

  • Position the mat or a towel on a flat surface.
  • Set the temperature and time on the machine following the chart for the type of vinyl and material being used or use this EasyPress Interactive Quick Reference Guide.
  • Preheat each of the ornaments for 5 seconds.
  • Place one image in the center of each circle with the shiny side up.
  • Press the image on to the ornament for 25 seconds, constantly moving EasyPress Mini as you press.
  • Turn the ornament upside down and apply heat for another 15 seconds.
  • While vinyl is still warm, peel the plastic part of the vinyl off carefully and discard.

Sewing the Ornaments:

  • Cut a piece of grosgrain ribbon 10” long for each ornament.
  • Fold the ribbon in half and place the cut ends at the top of the ornament and stitch it in place.
  • Place two circle shapes with the wrong sides together. Stitch around the outer edge with a ¼” seam allowance leaving a 1” gap opening.
  • Insert batting into the opening and then sew the opening closed.
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Ella

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

They look so cute on the antique sleigh with the cedar sprigs and a red plaid ribbon. We just love Christmas and everything that goes with it. I have never seen a red rose wreath. Your wreaths are so pretty and look great over your sconce. Your home is absolutely beautiful. I have never seen a red rose wreath. Your wreaths are so pretty and look great over your sconce.

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