Doily Snowflake Ornament: Tutorial

I posted this on Craft Snob a couple weeks ago and thought I better hurry and post anything Christmas related here while they can be used.
I’m going to show you how extremely quick and easy this doily ornament is.  My 6 year old said it looks like a snowflake, so we’ll call it the Doily Snowflake Ornament.  I think it’s a great starting point for many beautiful things you can imagine with this ornament.

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You’ll need:
-a small doily, roughly 4” diameter
-two 5” x 5” squares felt, any color you like
-polyester filling
-8” piece ribbon, lace, twine, etc. for hanging
-embroidery floss (optional—I ended up liking it better without)

Start by sewing your doily onto one of the pieces of felt, centered.  I used white thread so it wouldn’t be seen on the doily.  Please note that you can embellish the ornament at this point with whatever you want—beads, embroidery floss, anything.  It’s just best to do it at this step so any stiches are hidden inside the ornament.DSC_1697DSC_1700

Find a cup or bowl that is just a little bigger than the doily and trace with chalk.  If you don’t have chalk like I didn’t (mine was gone), then use a pen but make sure you sew just inside the drawn circle.DSC_1701

Pin the two layers together and sew, leaving a 2” opening for the stuffing, again making sure to sew just inside the circle so your markings are cut off.  I used red thread so the stitching wouldn’t show, although a nice contrasting thread would be pretty.  Cut off the excess around the circle.DSC_1702

Stuff the hole with the filling.DSC_1705

Loop your ribbon, lace, or whatever you’re using to hang the ornament with.DSC_1706

Stick it into the hole and sew it closed right to the edge.DSC_1707DSC_1708

If you want,  you can use your embroidery floss and stitch around the edge, or you can decide you like it simple like I did and skip this step. DSC_1710

I think this combination of materials would be really pretty.  Or you can use greens, turquoise with reds, whatever!  I think spraying the doily would also be pretty.DSC_1709

That is it! SO easy and such a quick project!DSC_1714DSC_1717DSC_1723


  1. says

    I love this, it’s so pretty! I’m thinking to have an ornament making day and I’ll stick this on my list!

  2. says

    I cut out 8 sets of red fabric and matching doilys, and making it for the christmas fair next week! I’ll go on another doily search next week, because they are so pretty!!!!

  3. says

    I will definitely be making some of these in blue with the white doily to go on a “Holland” themed tree! Can’t wait to get started!