Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments

Happy Saturday everyone!  We’re on day seven of my 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments series, and I’ve got the cutest little deer and fox felt Christmas ornaments to show you.  I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the fox seems to be quickly replacing the owl.  Maybe it has something to do with the whole What Does the Fox Say song?  …maybe not.  Either way, I couldn’t get that song out of my head the whole time I was making these, and I don’t even like it!  Ugh… now it’s playing in my head again!!!  Anyway, merry Christmas to you because this pattern is free! You can download it here.  I would love for you to follow me in some way or subscribe to my blog if you use it.

Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while (or even just seen my homepage), you know that I love felt.  I’ve done a lot of felt projects, and tried out lots of different kinds of felt.  I even wrote this post comparing the different kinds to find my favorite.  I’ve been using National Nonwovens felt exclusively since I wrote that post, and I contacted them recently to see if I could join their pattern partners program.  Guess what???  They said YES!  So legally I am supposed to tell you that they sent me some free felt, but you already know that my opinions aren’t influenced in any way because I wrote that other post a year ago.

To make these cute felt Christmas ornaments, you will need:

  • felt (I used National Nonwovens WoolFelt in Baby Blue, White, Beige, Pea Soup, and Hallow’s Eve)
  • ribbon
  • coordinating embroidery floss

Cut out all of your pieces and applique them onto the front circle of each ornament.  I stitched everything on using a running stitch and one strand of embroidery floss.  No need to sew the bottom part of the snow, since you will sew that when you put the whole ornament together.  The falling snowflakes are french knots and the tree trunks are just single straight stitches.   I used three strands of embroidery floss for both of those.

Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!

Fold your ribbon in half to form a loop for hanging. Sew it onto the inside of the second circle for each ornament.  I used my sewing machine for this to make sure it was secure.

Felt Ornaments

Put the front of your ornament on top, and do a blanket stitch all the way around.  You can add a little stuffing before you close it off, but I decided that I liked them flat better.

Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!

One last thing I wanted to mention was that, since the deer legs are so thin, they bent a little when I appliqued them over the snow.  To fix that, you might want to cut out a second deer to go under the first that stops at the snow line.  Not 100% necessary, just an idea.

Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!

Didn’t really have the same issue with the fox.  Cute little foxy woxy…

Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!

What do you think?  Do you love the little deer and fox as much as I do?  Are you cursing me for getting What Does the Fox Say stuck in your head?

Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments with free patterns!


Hope you enjoyed these felt Christmas ornaments!

<<click here to go to day eight of this series>>

So glad you are here for my 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments series.  The giveaway is still going on, so make sure to go to the first post here and enter!  We’re gonna have three lucky winners at the end!

12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments


I love DIY Christmas ornaments, click here to see all of the ones I have made!

You’ll also like these Button and Christmas Ornaments!

Button and Felt Christmas Ornaments

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68 Responses to Deer and Fox Felt Christmas Ornaments

  1. These are absolutely adorable! It makes me want to make a whole bunch of them and use them as gift tags. Stopping by from the Get Your DIY On challenge:)

    Katie @

  2. I love these! And there’s still enough time to make them before christmas. So I might buy some felt tomorrow… and make these with my daughter.

    Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

  3. Hi Jessica. Greetings from Australia. Have found your Deer and Fox Christmas decs on Pinterest and think they are so cute. Wondering if I can have permission to make one of each for my Church craft group to sell at their annual Christmas Craft show.
    Many thanks and regards

    Maryann Bryan

  4. Hey Jessica,

    wow i stumbled up on your cute christmas ornaments … they are soo fantastic!! Thx for sharing it with us!!

    Merry Christmas.

    Best wishes Lily

  5. These are so very cute – thank you for sharing! I’m planning on making one right away so I’ll have it for my 2015 Christmas tree. I am new to your blog and enjoy it.

  6. I’m late to the post but wanted to share a tip for keeping small felt or fabric in place so you can sew it. Dab a very small amount of glue stick on the felt. It works wonders. It doesn’t take much glue to get the job done. Cute ornaments by the way. I’ll be making some for friends this season. Thank you for sharing.

  7. These are adorable. I have button foxes and teddy bears that I might try on a few as well. I’ve been making felt ornaments to go on my tree this year and have dried oranges and apples as well along with popcorn and cranberry garland. To think, it all started with my 6 yr old grandson wanting candy canes on the tree.
    Thank you so much for sharing your and ideas and the pattern.

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