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Easy Christmas Crafts: Felt Basket Ornament


Our Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament uses a small amount of felt and yarn for each ornament. The steps are simple, fast and easy. You can make several for your own tree and several to give with treats to family and friends.

Take a look at a finished Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament filled with candy and hanging on the Christmas tree.

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket red and white filled with candy on the tree

The felt basket's finished size falls between 2.75 and 3.5 inches in height and width (not counting the hanging loop). 

Easy Christmas Crafts: Felt Basket Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Two pieces of craft felt cut 2 inches by 6 inches. The felt can be the same or different colors.
  • Two pieces of yarn 10 inches long (or ribbon)
  • Straight pins to hold the felt ends together while you weave
  • Ruler to measure the felt and yarn 
  • Scissors to cut the felt and yarn
  • Needle to push yarn through felt (optional, needle makes it easier, but you can use the scissors to cut a small hole)
  • Treats to fill the cone (candy, nuts, small toys, etc.)

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket materials

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Felt Basket Ornament:

Cut two pieces of craft felt 2 inches by 6 inches and two pieces of yarn (or ribbon) 10 inches long.

Fold each piece of the felt in half across the length. The new dimensions should be 2 inches by 3 inches. Pin the ends of felt together. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket fold felt in half

Starting at the folded edge, cut four 1/2 inch wide strips 2 1/8 inches long into each folded shape. Be careful not to cut longer than 2 1/8 inches. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket cut strips from folded edge

Begin weaving the basket by inserting the first white folded strip of felt into the first red folded strip.  

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket insert white strip through red

Next, insert the adjacent red strip through the white strip making the white strip go around the red folded felt strip. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket weave white around red

Now, push the white folded felt through the third red folded strip of felt. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket weave white through red

End the first row by inserting the last red folded strip of felt through the white strip. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket end with white around red

For the second row, follow the same steps but alternate them from the first row to begin forming the woven basket. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket alternate weaving on second row

The third row uses the same steps as the first row in the same order. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket three rows finished

The finished weaving of the Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament shows the alternate rows being the same - first and third then second and fourth rows are woven the same ways around and through.

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket finished weaving

Remove the pins holding the edges together. Open the Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament and adjust the woven strips if they are uneven. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket remove pins

Cut a curve around the opening of the Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament either free-hand or using a semi-circular template.

To make a paper template semi-circle, use a round object such as a can or a dish roughly four inches in diameter.  Draw the edge on a scrap piece of paper and cut around the drawn edge.

Next, use the rounded template edge to cut around the opening of the basket.

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket cut curved top

Thread one piece of the yarn through the needle. Push the needle through the edge of the Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament. 

As an alternative, make a small hole with the point of your scissors and push the yarn through the hole.

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket insert yarn through side

Once through the felt, remove the needle. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket remove needle

Tie a simple knot in the yarn at the edge of the woven basket. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket tie yarn at edge

Perform the same steps for the second piece of yarn and the other side of the Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket add yarn to other side

Tie a knot in the ends of the yarn to form the hanging loop. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket tie yarn ends together

Fill the Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament with the goodies of your choice. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket add treats

Now, hang your finished goody bag on your Christmas tree. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket finished ornament hanging on tree

As an alternative, this picture shows a blue and silver (gray) version of the Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament filled with silver wrapped candies. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket blue and silver version

Or, instead of two colors, how about a dark red Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament filled with silver candies. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket dark red version

Of course, here's the traditional red and green Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket red and green version

People of all ages can enjoy this easy Christmas crafts project for a felt basket ornament. This simple project is fun, fast and rewarding for anyone to do.

Have fun!

The inexpensive materials and tools along with the easy steps allow you to make several of the Easy Christmas Crafts Felt Basket Ornament to enjoy in your home or to give away. 


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