With just a few supplies you can make a handmade Baby’s first Christmas ornament. What a thoughtful and sentimental gift for a baby. This entire project is made entirely by hand, so don’t fret if you don’t have a sewing machine.

Baby's First Ornament made from blue felt with a Santa Hat on front with the child's name and year in the shape of a onesie.
Baby’s First Ornament

I am making a handmade Baby Christmas Ornament for each of my children. Hand stitching can be just as fun, and in my opinion, is very therapeutic. Let’s get started!

Items needed to Make Baby’s First Ornament

  • DIY template
  • wool felt, 2-3 colors
  • embroidery floss
  • 6 inches twill trim
  • small scraps of quilt batting
  • Finished Size:  5 1/4 inches x 5 /14 inches
Supplies for the ornament gathered together. Light blue felt, red felt, green felt, Santa ribbon, red thread, white thread, and light bule thread.
Pick Your Favorite Felt Colors!

Follow along to Make This Beautiful Ornament

1. Create a template to create a shape for the main backdrop of the ornament. You can make any shape you’d like- for example- a baby raddle, diaper, or a onesie as pictured. It is fairly easy to create with pen and paper. Be sure to fold down the center of the template to ensure it is symmetrical. My template is 5 1/4 inches x 5 /14 inches.

2. Pin the template to the wool, and cut 2 pieces of felt, to create the background.

Light blue onsie cut from felt using the pattern.

3. Use different colors of felt and cut to create a festive design on the ornament. For example, you could create a Santa hat, a string of lights, snowflakes, etc.

4. Stitch your design onto the main backdrop. I used tiny whip stitches to secure my Santa hat.

Getting ready to hand stitch the Santa hat to the light blue onsie.

5. Stitch your child’s name and birthdate.

Santa hat, baby name, and year stitched on to the onesie felt ornament.

6. Sandwich batting in between the 2 backdrop pieces, and add the trim to the top of the ornament.

Front and backside of felt onesie ornament with interfacing and ribbon on the back piece.

7. Sew a blanket stitch around the ornament. (Google “blanket stitch” for tips).

Front and back of ornament (blue onesie) clipped together and whip stitch has been started to sew them together.

8. Decorate and celebrate!

Completed Baby's First Ornament. Light blue onesie with Santa Hat, name, and year.

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