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Easy Christmas Crafts: Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament


This Easy Christmas Crafts Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament uses small pieces of felt, some wire and beads to make a fun little sea creature decoration.

This little scallop ornament is fun to do and makes a whimsical conversation piece. And, no sewing required.

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornment finished and on display

Easy Christmas Crafts: Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Craft felt - pink (or color of your choice)
  • 24 gauge wire - four pieces, each 9 inches long
  • Yarn
  • Beads - 12 (shown here on safety pins so I won't lose them)
  • Glue
  • Poly fiberfill (or cotton ball)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pins
  • Wire cutters or needle nose pliers
  • Pattern - Easy Christmas Crafts Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament 

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament:

Cut four 9-inch pieces of the 24-guage wire.

A slightly thicker wire would work.

Just make sure the wire needs is flexible and will go through the felt easily.

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 1 measure and cut wires

Print the Easy Christmas Crafts Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament pattern.

Place and pin the shapes to the felt. Note: The shapes are different sizes.

The shape without the interior lines is the back and is slightly larger.

Cut out each of the shapes.

Position the pattern pieces to maximize the leftover felt for other projects. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 2 cut felt shapes

With the pattern still pinned to the felt, insert each of the four wires into the felt shape at each end of the four inside lines.

Insert one end of a wire and add three beads before inserting the second end.

Make sure the wires enter the felt at least 1/8 inch from the scalloped edge of the felt.

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 3 insert wires

Twist the ends of the wires together to keep them from pulling out while working on the scallop ornament. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 4 twist wires

Tear away the paper pattern. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 5 remove pattern

Cut four pieces of yarn six inches long. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 6 cut first four yarns

Push all of the beads to the small end of the scallop.

Begin wrapping the yarn around the wires.

I'm right handed. I worked from right to left.

I placed the yarn over the rightmost wire with 1 1/2 inches to the right.

I wrapped the longer end of the yarn under the wire and moved it over the adjacent wire.

I continued wrapping over and under until the yarn moved over the fourth wire.

However you choose to wrap the wires, just remain consistent as you add the remaining yarns. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 7 wrap 1st yarn

Wrap the next three yarns like the first.

Push the first set of beads down to the wrapped yarn.

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 8 move 1st set of beads down

Cut four pieces of yarn five and one-half inches long. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 9 cut second set of 4 yarns

Wrap these yarns around the wires using the same process as the first four. 

Move the next set of beads down to the yarn.

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 10 wrap yarns

Cut four pieces of yarn five inches long. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 11 cut third set of yarns

Wrap these yarns around the wires in the same way as the earlier yarns. 

Push the last set of beads down to the yarn.

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 12 wrap yarns

Cut the final four set of yarns four and one-half inches long. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 13 cut last set of 4 yarns

Wrap the last four yarns using the same process as the earlier yarns.

Here's where it's important that the wires be flexible.

It's necessary to push the earlier yarns down the wires just to get the last few yarns wrapped.

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 14 wrap last 4 yarns

Wrap the yarns around the felt shape along one side.

Glue the yarns in place. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 15 glue yarns to back

Pull gently and wrap the other yarn ends of the yarns to the back.

Glue the yarns firmly in place. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 16 glue remaining yarn

Untwist the wire ends.

Take each wire, one at a time, and fold each end to the back.

Make sure the scallop ornament remains flat when you fold.

Gently twist the wire ends together.

Cut the excess wire.

Repeat for the remaining three wires. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 17 fold, secure and cut wires

Place the woven scallop ornament over the back scallop.

The back scallop is slightly larger to accommodate the yarn and wires.

Center the scallops on the front over the back scalloped edge.

Glue the scalloped edges together.

Next, glue one of the straight sides together.

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 18 glue front to back

Insert fiberfill (or cotton from a cotton ball) between the wires and the back. 

Glue the second long sides together.

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 19 add fiberfill

Cut a piece of yarn eight inches long. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 20 cut 8-inch yarn

Insert the yarn ends into the top of the scallop. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 21 insert yarn loop

Glue the top edges together.

Make sure the yarn is securely glued. 

If desired, you can trim the scalloped edges even with each other.

The layers seem more organic, so I left them uneven.

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 22 finish gluing

Here's the pretty little Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament finished and hanging on display. 

Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament step 23 hang to display

This fun and easy little scallop ornament takes a little time, not a lot, but it becomes a whimsical little sea creature decoration. 

Use different colors of felt, beads and yarn to make several ornaments.

Have fun making one or many!

A few inexpensive materials and tools makes this Easy Christmas Crafts Yarn and Felt Scallop Ornament simple, fun, and inexpensive for anyone to do.


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