DIY Felt Nutcracker Ornaments

Don’t you just love The Nutcracker? It’s a must watch during the holiday season. We’re creating a few new holiday traditions as we watch George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker movie and craft felt ornaments to celebrate!

Make DIY Felt Nutcracker Ornaments

I’m partnering with Fox Home Entertainment to share the tutorial for these darling Nutcracker ornaments! They are running the “12 Days of Fox Christmas” showcasing 12 different holiday movies you can own instantly from iTunes today. It’s Day 9 and I’m excited to share a fun crafty tutorial showcasing The Nutcracker!

DIY Felt Nutcracker Ornaments

Nutcracker Felt Ornament on the Christmas Tree

Mouse King Nutcracker Ornament on the Christmas Tree

Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker Ornaments for the Christmas Tree

Download The Nutcracker now on iTunes and enjoy this timeless classic with your family! Digital HD makes watching your favorite Fox Christmas movies quick and easy. Simply buy The Nutcracker by visiting iTunes. Then watch on your tablet, smartphone, computer, or internet-connected TV and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Nutcracker on Fox

Here’s our DIY Felt Nutcracker Ornaments!

Supplies:

  • felt craft sheets – red, pink, gray, brown, tan, white, green
  • puffy paint – red, black, blue, gold, silver
  • scissors
  • pencil/pen
  • glue
  • optional: craft foam
  • ornament hook or white embroidery thread

DIY Felt Nutcracker Ornament Supplies

NOTE: Each shape is cut out free hand, approximately 3×3 inches in size. They are all basic shapes that your little ones can help draw, cut, glue or paint, depending on age and ability.

Nutcracker Instructions:

Cut out a 2 1/2 inch circle from beige felt. TIP: I traced around a small mason jar for the size using a pen. This works well for little ones if you trace the shape first, then they can cut it out! 

With white felt, cut out 3 different sized pieces for the Nutcracker’s hair. I did a zig-zag shape for each, with a square top for the chin.

Use red felt (or craft foam) for the hat. I cut out a square shape, with one side slightly larger at the top (so it’s really an upside down trapezoid).

Glue each of these shapes together like the picture below using a dab or two of tacky glue – it’s my favorite craft glue.

Crafting a Nutcracker Felt Ornament

Use puffy paint to create the face shapes and decorations for the Nutcracker’s hat. You might want to practice on a napkin before you go for it on your ornament, just in case. Be sure to let your glue and paint dry completely.

Craft a Nutcracker Ornament

Mouse King Instructions:

Cut out a 2 1/2 inch circle from gray felt. TIP: I traced around a small mason jar for the size using a pen. This works well for little ones if you trace the shape first, then they can cut it out! 

Also cut out 2 small 1 inch circles from gray felt for the ears.

Cut out 2 small 1/2 inch circles from pink felt for the inside of the ears.

With yellow felt, cut out a 1-1/2 inch wide crown for the Mouse King.

Glue each of these shapes together like the picture below using a dab or two of tacky glue – it’s my favorite craft glue.

Craft a Mouse King Felt Ornament

Use puffy paint to create the face shapes and decorations for the Mouse King. You might want to practice on a napkin before you go for it on your ornament, just in case. Be sure to let your glue and paint dry completely.

Crafting a Mouse King Felt Ornament

Sugar Plum Fairy Instructions:

Cut out a 2 1/2 inch triangle from pink felt. Also cut out 2 small ovals for the ballet shoes from the pink felt.

With tan felt, cut out a small 1 inch circle for the face. Also cut 2 small thin rectangles for legs.

Use gray felt to cut out a small 1/2 inch crown.

Glue each of these shapes together like the picture below using a dab or two of tacky glue – it’s my favorite craft glue.

Craft a Sugar Plum Fairy Ornament

Use puffy paint to create the face shapes and decorations for the ballerina. You might want to practice on a napkin before you go for it on your ornament, just in case. Be sure to let your glue and paint dry completely.

Crafting a Sugar Plum Fairy Ornament

Once each ornament is completely dry, now you can add your hook. Add a silver metal ornament hook to the top of the felt OR you can sew a small piece of white embroidery thread through the top of each felt ornament using a craft needle. You’re done!

Have fun making these darling nutcracker ornaments and hanging them on your tree!

DIY Felt Nutcracker Ornaments for Christmas

*Thanks to Fox Home Entertainment for sponsoring this post and helping create new holiday traditions! Follow the hashtag #FoxChristmas for more inspiration and be sure to download your Digital HD movies for the Christmas season*

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