DIY Mittens Christmas Ornament (with video tutorial)

This Mittens Christmas ornament is just so adorable. I love how unique and warm they are and perfect for using up fabric scraps. Adding a couple of details like buttons and bows give a fun finish to a beautiful DIY Mittens Christmas ornament.

That time of the year is rapidly approaching. Time to use cozy warm outfits and begging to decorate our homes with hopes, joy, and love. Because that’s the truth. Beyond the actual decoration, when Fall hits we are eager to start enjoying Christmas and the first feelings that strikes are those precise feeling. So, in my opinion, that’s the first decoration we set in our homes and then we put up the rest.

Plaid Mittens Christmas Ornaments Tutorial

DIY Mittens Christmas Ornament

Today I’m excited to share with you my very first Christmas ornament of this year. Because I love cozy feelings, I made these cute Plaid Mittens Christmas Ornament.

DIY Mittens Christmas Ornament Cozy

I’m a part of an amazing group of creative blogger ladies who gather every year to share with you Days Of Handmade Christmas Ornaments during the month of October. And no, it’s never too soon to start decorating for Christmas LOL. It’s Crazy to think that it’s been 4 years already with this tradition and I’m so honored to have been part of it this long!

So, Why mittens?

Well, last year I put on my Christmas tree some cute wooden skates that I found in a store. I fell in love right away and I saw them. This year I thought that the best companion for skates is some cute cozy warm mittens. These plaid Mittens Christmas Ornament are fun to make and not hard at all.

Easy DIY Mittens Christmas Ornament

You can either hand-sew them or use a sewing machine if you got one. I made the tutorial hand-sewing to show you it’s possible to create these cute mittens Christmas ornament without any fancy tools or supplies.

How to Make Easy DIY Mittens Christmas Ornament

Kids can easily join and make some too. My girl was super eager to help and she will. I was in rush to make it in time for this post, so I couldn’t have her joining but she’ll definitely be helping me making the rest of them. I think that since I have 3 pairs of skates I’ll make 2 more pairs of mittens to have a total of 3 pairs.

Supplies to Make Mittens Christmas Ornament

  • Plaid Tartan Wool fabric
  • Polar polyester fleece
  • Cute buttons
  • Twine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Polyester Fiber Fill
  • Matching thread needle, pins, and scissors
  • A Mitten Pattern

How to Make Plaid Mittens Christmas Ornament

I made a quick video tutorial to make it easy to understand the steps but if you are more of a step-by-step photo kind of person just scroll down a bit and keep reading.

Using your mitten pattern cut it twice on the fabric. I usually fold the fabric to cut both at once.

Pin the pattern in place and then cut around leaving about 1/4 inch seam allowance.

For the fluffy cuffs, cute 2 pieces of fleece the same width as the plaid mitten cuffs and the height should be from the edge to about where the thumb would start. You can make it slightly taller if you would like.

Place WRONG sides together and pin.  Sew all the way around the ornament leaving only the cuffs open for stuffing.

Stitch the fleece cuff on the both shortest sides.

Turn your cuff right side out.

Inset it into the mitten aligning the edges and sides seams.

Stitch along the edges.

Pull out the cuff.

Turn the whole mitten inside out and make sure you stretch a little bit all the edges so the shape looks good.

Lightly stuff the ornament with fiberfill – do not over stuff, they are supposed to look casual and relaxed!!!

Sew the opening shut right between the plaid fabric and the fleece. Make sure the previous stitches stay inside the plaid mitten.

Turn the cuff over the mitten.

There you go. The first mitten is ready!

Repeat the process with a second mitten and let’s decorate them!

I kept it simple so I just added 2 buttons on the side and a twine bow in the middle right below the fleece cuff. I stitched the buttons but I hot glued the bow (I felt lazy).

Then I cut a longer thread of twine, made a knot on each end and tied a bow in the middle.

Then using hot glue gun I glued each end of the twine to the opposite cuff corner of the buttons of each mitten.

That’s it! The Mittens Christmas Ornament are ready to rock your Christmas Tree!

Easy Mittens Christmas Ornament

It took me about 20 minutes to make one mitten (without shooting a video and photos). If you have a sewing machine you will probably make them in less time.

They look so cute on the Christmas tree. I’m in Love!

Mittens Christmas Ornament Easy Tutorial

Easy DIY Mittens Christmas Ornament

Easy DIY Mittens Christmas Ornament

Easy Mittens Christmas Ornament DIY

What do you think???

If you like this fun Christmas project don’t forget to Share with your friends!

Mittens Christmas Ornament Tutorial

What other fabrics can be used to make the Mittens Christmas Ornament?

That’s an easy question.

Your taste and style are the limits. You can use any fabric you like.

  • If you like rustic, you can use, burlap, linen, tablecloth fabric.
  • If you like elegant, you can use cotton, silk, etc
  • If you like neutral, use plain linen, or solid cotton fabric.

Do you have more handmade Christmas Ornaments ideas?

Yes indeed! Check out these amazing ladies Handmade Ornaments ideas for a boost of inspiration!

Before I send you off to visit all the other participating bloggers, I want to express my appreciation to Dianne Miller of An Extraordinary Day, Mary Beth of The How To Home and Jennifer of Celebrating Everyday Life.  Thank you, ladies, for all your help and encouragement in hosting this amazing blog hop.  I couldn’t do it without you!

Here are all 12 Bloggers in order of their appearance:

Day 1 – An Extraordinary Day

Day 2 – The How To Home

Day 3 – Celebrating Everyday Life

Day 4 – Atta Girl Says

Day 5 – Hunt and Host

Day 6 – Lovely Etc.

Day 7 – Pet Scribbles

Day 8 – Sweet Pea

Day 9 – I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Day 10- Remodelando la Casa

Day 11 – Live Laugh Rowe

Day 12 –  The Crafting Nook (that’s me!)

Want to check out past years Handmade Christmas Ornaments?

Clothespin Angel Christmas Ornaments Tutorial #handmadechristmas #christmasornaments #decoratethetree

Cute DIY Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments

Cute and Easy DIY Family Rustic Monogram Christmas Ornaments

Till Next time!


12 Comments on " DIY Mittens Christmas Ornament (with video tutorial) "

  1. Camila

    Cami, these are so cute!! Perfect for a winter wonderland Christmas tree..

    1. Camila

      Awww Thank you Cristina! That’s actually a great idea! :D

  2. Camila

    These mittens are absolutely adorable! They will look wonderful on your tree and I can also picture using them on a mantel garland or on a wreath.

    1. Camila

      Thank you so much! Oh yes, I was thinking about my Christmas wreath using these!!! SO cute!

  3. Camila

    These mittens are so adorable!

    1. Camila

      Thank you so much!!!

    2. Camila

      Thank you so much Kim!!! Glad you like it!

  4. Camila

    Oh my goodness! I love these little mittens soooo much!! They are perfect for giving a tree that cozy warm feeling. (I can think of other ways to deorate with them, too!) Thank you for your wonderful tutorial, Cami! Your video was amazing, too.

    It’s always a treat to have you on the blog hop sharing your wonderful creative talents. xo

    1. Camila

      THANK YOU so much Diane! You can definitely use these cuties on more than one place to bring more coziness to the home! I was thinking of maybe using a pair of these on a Christmas Wreath.
      Thank YOY for having me joining you all!!!


  5. Camila

    These are darling, Cami! I love the idea of using plaids or buffalo check fabric for these too. Thanks for such a great tutorial too. Happy Holidays to you!!

    1. Camila

      Thank you so much Kelly!

      I do agree I love Plaid and buffalo check. I think this year I’ll go that style for Christmas.
      LOVE your ornament too. The rusting is so clever!!!


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