Sunday, 8 February 2015

Make Your Own Felt Birthday Door Hangers

My nephew turns one tomorrow. To celebrate, as many of you know, I've been busy making these felt birthday decoration door hangers for him and his friends. The crafty geek part of me has totally fallen in love with felt and blanket stitch during the last few weeks.

For this project, you will need pieces of colourful felt (the brighter the better - I got mine off eBay for a couple of pounds for a rainbow's worth), ribbon, embroidery thread, fabric scissors, a fabric marker pen, stuffing, some pins and some paper to make your template. 

I made a number one template using baking paper and pinned it to two layers of felt so I could cut two number ones at the same time. I then cut out a few other wee decorations: cars for the boys and hearts for the girls (I just couldn't help the gender stereotyping).

I decorated the front of the two number ones by attaching the cars/hearts with running stitch. I then used my fabric marker to write the child's name and stitched over this with slightly wibbly backstitch.

Once this was done I started to blanket stitch round the outside of both layers of felt number ones. While blanket stitching round the top, I also stitched the ribbon between the two layers of felt. Before blanket stitching all the way round, I stuffed the felt number one.

And that's it! You're done! Hang the finished item on a door handle and beam with crafty pride.

Have you made anything with felt before?


  1. They're beautiful Emma and I'm sure all the parents will love them (and the babies will chew on them if they get the chance!) Thanks for sharing how you made them.

  2. What a great keepsake, the kids will love them! Xx

  3. I love making felt hangy thingies, felt is so colourful and soft to work with. The blanket stitch looks lovely in the contrasting colours.
    Jan x

  4. How lovely, a really nice keepsake from a party:)

  5. They look lovely and bright and are cute keepsakes too. I bought some felt yesterday to make children's names in a similar way for my grandchildren!

  6. A brilliant idea Emma and as Vicky said a keepsake as well

  7. Aww these are so cute, i'm sure they'll be treasured for years to come! :)

  8. Your door hangers are really cute and a really unique idea. I bet there's a lot of happy children with your numbers displayed on their doors today.
    Ali xx


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