Personalize it for your Little Ones . . . Felted Ornaments!

Last post, I introduced my first felted Christmas ornament; today I am sharing my 2nd.  I love the fact that felt ornaments are unbreakable and don’t have the metal hook that typical ball ornaments have.  Because they are so kid friendly compared to most store bought balls, I decided to make one specifically to commemorate my child and her age this upcoming holiday season!
felted christmas ball
On the front of the ornament is her name “Chloe” and on the back is her age “2”.  She can hang this ornament up all by herself, year after year, with no worries of her breaking it or hurting herself.  She is quite adventurous and I constantly wonder what trouble she is getting into.  Now, with soft balls on the base of the tree, and no metal hooks falling off onto the ground, I only have to worry about her pulling the lights out of the wall, or pulling the tree down!  Much lighter load to worry about, huh?  Well, I guess there is no way to remove the innate dangers of this sparkly holiday, but at least I can make it a tiny bit safer for the little ones around.
felted christmas ornament
And this ornament can double as a toy ball; so when everyone is hanging ornaments and the little one won’t stop getting underfoot, just play a game of fetch with her ornament until it’s her turn!  Genius!

I tried to get some decent shots of the ornament, but once it touched Chloe’s sticky hands there was no getting it back!  Here she is smelling it!  I told her to hold it close to her face while I took a picture and this is what I got.  Toddler photography is impossible!  Stay tuned for more holiday ornaments and felt toys.

Chloe with her personalized Christmas Ball

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2 comments on “Personalize it for your Little Ones . . . Felted Ornaments!

  1. I had a question about how you attach the hanger and what it is made of. Is it just embroidery floss or something stronger? Do you just you a needle to pierce the top of the ball and pass the thread/floss through?

    Just made our first felted ornament but a little stuck on how to attach the hanger.

    Any ideas would be appreciated!!

    • The hanger is made from twisted embroidery floss. You can simply thread the floss on a yarn needle and pass it through the top. It might be difficult to do depending on how dense your felted ornament is. Sometimes, I use a pair of pliers to pull the yarn needle through if there is too much resistance. I have some tutorials on my preferred methods to attach hangers if you are interested.

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