Ribbon Candy Felt Ornament Pattern

Ribbon Candy Felt Ornament Pattern

This ribbon candy felt ornament with wooden beads came to be because I had a bunch of 1 inch wide felt strips left over from my paper inspired felt onion ornaments. I also had a stash of wooden beads left over from our felt tree garland project.

Ribbon Candy Felt Ornament Materials

  • wool felt
  • ruler
  • wood pony beads
  • twine or thick embroidery thread
  • yarn needle
  • disappearing marker
  • scissors and/or rotary cutter and mat

Ribbon Candy Felt Ornament Directions

Cut your felt into 1 inch wide strips. I was playing with spacing and length. The red and white ribbon candy felt ornaments are 8.5 inches long, the green is 9 inches long. I prefer the spacing of the shorter strip.

Make a mark in the center of the felt strip, 1/2 inch in from the edge. Repeat on the other end. Evenly space 5 or 7 more marks along the center of the felt strip. Note: depending on the size of your beads, you may want more or less space between marks. If you adjust the spacing, just remember to have an ODD number of marks so the felt ribbon folding starts in one direction and ends in the other.

If you cut your strip 8.5 inches long, the marks should be 1.25 inches apart.

— 1/2 —- 1 3/4 —- 3 —- 4 1/4 —- 5 1/2 —- 6 3/4 —- 8 —

If you cut your strip 9 inches long, the marks should be 1 inch apart.

— 1/2 —- 1 1/2 —- 2 1/2 —- 3 1/2 —- 4 1/2 —- 5 1/2 —- 6 1/2 —- 7 1/2 —- 8 1/2 —

(Optional: repeat on the backside of the strip.)

Cut 18 inches of twine or thick embroidery floss. If you are using embroidery floss, thread it on a needle.

If you are using twine and it won’t fit on a needle, you will need to poke holes in your felt strip prior to beading. Use a yarn needle or other pokey device (I have a great beading tool for this).

Add a bead to the end of the twine and tie off.

Add a second bead.

Using the marks that you made, thread the felt strip onto the twine at the first mark.

Add two more beads.

Thread the twine through the second mark. As you pull the twine tight, fold the felt strip over the two beads that you just added.

Add two more beads.

Thread the twine through the third mark and then fold the felt strip over the beads in the opposite direction. You will be folding the felt back and forth in a way that mimics ribbon candy. Add two more beads. Repeat until you have reached the end of the felt strip.

how to make a felt ribbon candy ornament

Add two more beads.

Tie of the excess twine into a hanging loop. Thread the tail of the twine back down through the top two beads if you can.

Trim the twine. Your ribbon candy felt ornament is now ready to hang on your Christmas tree.

ribbon candy felt ornament directions

Use a variety of colors so each ribbon candy felt ornament is a bit different.

 

 

Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art

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