If you are looking for easy Christmas crafts for kids, these felt Christmas lights are sure to be a hit for the whole family!
Felt Christmas Lights Craft
- Colored felt fabric – 5 to 6 different colors.
- Needle and thread (or simply use hot glue in any of the steps if sewing scares you)
- Pencil or pen – for tracing the template
- Cotton (I like to use this poly-fil)
- Optional — Cricut Cutting Machine
- Optional – fabric glue
Select the felt fabric colors you’d like to use for your lights and trace the patterns from the template on the selected fabric, then cut them out nicely.
Alternately, you can use your Cricut cutting machine to cut out all the shapes for the lights. Be sure you are logged into Design Space before clicking the link or you won’t go to the cut file.
Prepare white thread and needle. Simply do one single cross stitch to attach the white shadow on any one of the bulb cutouts.
If you’re not good at stitching you can always use fabric glue to attach the items on
Place two matching color bulb patterns together, making sure that all sides of both
Prepare thread that matches the color of the bulb. Start to stitch the two pieces together around the sides. I did a flat blanket stitch around the sides.
Remember to keep a small opening between the two bulb cutouts for stuffing.
Insert a small amount of cotton through the opening to give the felt bulb a fluffy look.
Stitch the opening after you are done stuffing. Tie two knots and then insert the needle from one end to any random end of the felt; then draw the
Stitch the bulbs on the back of the felt strip (the wire) using black thread.
For a little extra fun, have your kids draw some Christmas trees on paper, or cut some trees out of