I love how adorable these mitten ornaments are! They’ll add so much warmth to your Christmas decor, they’re crazy easy to make and not to mention these mitten Christmas ornaments are perfect for using up fabric scraps!
Mini mitten ornaments
Hey guys! Today I’m very excited about another adorable project I put together in preparation for Christmas: mitten ornaments!mittens make pretty ornaments. They’re such a great way to decorate for Christmas (and easy on your budget), also cute ways to conceal small gifts or gift cards.
With just a few pieces of fleece, some yarn and some sweet embellishments you can whip up a bunch of these in no time! It took me about 15 minutes to make one mitten and I think they will look so cute on the Christmas tree. I’m in love! Can’t wait to put my Christmas tree up and hang these cuties up!
Need more affordable Christmas ideas?
- Fabric Christmas tree ornaments
- Scarf Christmas wreath
- DIY Christmas lanterns
- Christmas ornament wreath
- Christmas centerpieces from tin cans
So why mittens?
I’ve been cleaning up and was going through my daughter’s closet and old clothes when this cute pair of tiny mittens literally jumped in my lap! It’s a pair Ellie was wearing when she was just a couple years old and the memories they brought back were so sweet and inspired me to make something similar for the holidays! So these mitten ornaments came to mind, they seemed like the perfect decorations to add to our Christmas tree this year!
How can you make these DIY mitten ornaments?
While I decided to take the easy way and hand sew these with fleece and yarn, there are a few other methods you could use:
- Use fabric scraps instead of fleece and sew these mittens using your sewing machine. Use different fabrics for the mittens and the cuff and sew them together after constructing each piece. Sewing around the thumb will pose some issues though so if you’re not very experienced you might wanna skip this method.
- You can still use fleece but hand sew the mittens and the cuffs on the wrong side then turn right side out when the entire mitten is ready.
- Use felt and instead of sewing or hand stitching, use glue to put all parts together.
What are other ways you can decorate with mitten ornaments?
Hanging these lovely ornaments on your Christmas tree is not the only way you can decorate for the holidays! Use these cute decorations to:
- make a garland and hang it above your mantle or on a wall
- decorate kids’ room
- decorate the skirt of your Christmas tree
- hang them on a branch in a vase
- make a Christmas wreath for your front door
- hang them at the entrance
- use them as gift boxes/wraps
Ready to make your own mitten ornaments? Let me show you how quick and easy they are to construct! The mitten ornaments pattern can be purchased here or get it free when you join my sewing or craft newsletter.
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- mini mitten pattern
- fleece scraps
- wool needle
- embellishments (I used ric-rac, baker’s twine and mini pom poms)
- Place 2 pieces of fleece fabric wrong sides together.
- Top with the mitten pattern and pin the pattern to the fabrics.
- Cut out the mittens.
- Repeat for the cuffs.
- Match each mitten with corresponding cuff.
- Match the bottom of the cuff with the top of the mitten, right sides together, pin and sew or hand stitch.
- Push the cuff up and finger press the seam up.
- Place both sides of the mitten wrong sides together.
- Thread a wool needle with some yarn and blanket stitch around the mitten, omitting the top (but don’t remove the needle or the yarn!). If you don’t know what a blanket stitch is, check out this tutorial where I made a video showing the blanket stitch technique.
- Cut a small piece of ribbon, fold and stitch to the inside of the cuff.
- Fill the mitten with poly-fill.
- Close the top of the mitten by continuing the blanket stitch.
- Add embellishments of choice.
And that’s it! Cute and easy, right? So what do you think, will you give these mitten ornaments a try this Christmas? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to rate this tutorial! Thanks!