Rolled Felt Candle Ornament
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
This rolled felt candle ornament is a great project for younger kids. There are only a few steps, so before you know it they'll be hanging their creation on the tree.
What you'll need:
- 1/2 sheet white glitter felt, cut lengthwise
- Wooden skewer or chopstick
- 3" square piece of orange and yellow felt
- White craft or felt glue
- Thin silver ribbon
How to make it:
- Place skewer or chopstick at one end of the felt and roll up (see image). If roll is uneven at the end, tap it on the table until even. Glue to secure (you can use hot glue for this step, or if using white glue, secure roll with rubber bands until glue dries - see image).
- Cut an almond shape from the yellow felt, about 2" x 1". Cut 2 orange pieces, same shape, but about half the size. Glue the orange pieces to both sides of the yellow piece to create your candle's flame (see image).
- Remove the skewer and dot some glue in the hole where the skewer was located. Insert the end of the flame into the hole and use skewer to gently press it down into the hole on both sides of the flame (see image).
- Dot some glue on both sides of the flame within a fold of the rolled felt. Insert the ends of the ribbon and gently poke down with the skewer to push it into the fold.
- Watch for sales on glitter felt, especially after the holidays.
- Keep smaller pieces of felt in a zipper storage bag instead of throwing them away. They may come in handy as in this project!
- If little ones will be making this project it may be a good idea to cut off the pointed end of the skewer and cover the cut end with some tape.