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I have been making these adorable DIY handmade felt ice-skate ornaments, for years! Maybe fourteen, fifteen years. My mother-in-law and I bought a couple at a Christmas craft show and decided that we would make some of our own. A paperclip for the ice skate blade, how stinking cute is that?! They must be one of the cutest things I’ve ever laid eyes on. Which is why there are so many pairs on our Christmas tree.
You will be amazed at how easy they are to make. If you’re a crafting kind of gal you will most likely have everything to make these ice skate ornaments. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Felt sheets in a variety of colors
- Jumbo paper clips
- Scrap fabric
- Faux fur fabric
- Hot glue gun
- PRINTABLE PATTERN (Click to print)
- Cardstock to print your pattern on
You’ll start by
tracing the pattern onto the felt. Trace them back to back so that they can later be sandwiched together.
A total of four traced patterns is what you will want to create one pair of ice skates. Grab your scissors and cut each skate out. I like to put them together after their cut just to make sure they match up perfectly.
These two need a bit of trimming. The two sides will be glued together to hold the blade in place. If you skip this step your skates may end up looking sloppy.
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Like cutting open Otter Pops, or cutting wire. Does it even work? My circus monkeys don’t seem to notice the label.
Now that the patterns are cut out,
we can move on to the next step, creating the blade of the ice skate!
Open each side to make a triangle shape. Easy peasy! Next, we will put the main part of the ice skate together. Be sure you’re putting the glue and the blade on the correct side of your felt! The side you traced the pattern on.
Usually, the ribbon or string is placed between the felt at this same point but I forgot. Luckily the corner was still free! You will want to make sure that your ribbon is glued correctly so that they hang in the same direction. However, if you decorate both sides of the skates, it won’t matter.
With both ice skates glued together and the ribbon in place, we can move on to the fun part. Well, it’s all fun! We’re crafting.
Adding the Faux Fur Trim to Your Handmade Felt Ice-skate Ornaments!
This stuff can get hella messy! Literally it’s like you just shaved a cat. I find it easiest to keep the mess under control if I cut a small piece off while it is contained in a bag of some sort. You could use the Walmart bag you brought it home in like I did. 🙂
Cut your fur about 2 inches long and 1/2 inch thick. Eyeballing it is how I have always made these so if my measurements are off, I apologize. You can easily make any adjustments if my measurements are too big or small. Now glue the fur on to the front of the skate and wrap around the back to finish the faux fur trim.
Finally, we can add cute decorations. The raffia bow, button, and fabric square.
And there you have it. Adorable DIY Handmade Felt Ice skate Ornaments! I hope you enjoyed making these Christmas ornaments with me. ♥ If you enjoyed this post you may also like this Easy Do It Yourself Dollar Tree Glass bowl Snowman.
And a very Merry Christmas from my home to yours!
Leigh Ann 🙂