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DIY Christmas Mitten Ornaments – Free Mitten Template

Make your own cute Christmas Mitten Ornaments this holiday season to hang on your tree, as a family craft night or give as gifts. Here’s what you need to do.

These Mitten Ornaments are 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 gives 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 and we are done with all the fall decor and even Halloween, we are already eager to start enjoying Christmas, and the first thing we start thinking about is what new ornaments and decorations are we going to make this year, right?

You might also love these other Christmas ornament ideas: DIY Rustic Burlap Christmas Ornament, Buffalo Plaid Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornament, and DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Ornaments (from old Baubles)

DIT Christmas Mitten Ornaments cover photo of the post

Christmas Mitten Ornaments Tutorial

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 Mitten Ornaments.

DIY Christmas Mitten Ornaments Cozy placed on a blanked decorated with greenery

I’m a part of an amazing group of creative blogger ladies who gather every year to share with you 12 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!

Image for the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments

So, Why mittens?

Well, last year I put on my Christmas tree some cute wooden ice 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 ice skates is some cute cozy warm mittens. These Mitten Ornaments are fun to make and not hard at all.

Easy DIY Mittens Christmas Ornament on the tree

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 Christmas Mitten Ornaments without any fancy tools or supplies.

A closeup of the Christmas Mitten Ornaments

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 make 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.

If you don’t want these cuties for your Christmas tree, you can always use them for a Christmas wreath and put it on your front door. Also as a part of a garland, on your mantel, so many ways you can use them.

Can I Use Something Different Than Plaid Tartan Wool fabric?

That’s an easy question. You definitely can and you are more than welcome to.

You can use any type of fabric that you love. I just love the plaid fabric but even burlap will look amazing!

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

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

Can I Use Something Different Than Twine?

Absolutely! You can go for pretty ribbons, yarn, and anything else your creativity calls!

I Don’t Know How To Sew, Can I Glue It?

I think you could but since I haven’t personally done it, I don’t know the result. If you have a sewing machine you can use it but to make these ornaments you don’t need to be a sewer, the stitches are super simple, enough to hold the stuffing. In the crafting world, it’s all about trying and testing. Don’t be scared and just try, there’s no perfection expected!

How to Make Christmas Mitten Ornaments

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Supplies to Christmas Mitten Ornaments:

  • Plaid Tartan Wool fabric (Or the fabric of your choice)
  • Polar polyester fleece
  • Cute buttons
  • Twine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Polyester Fiber Fill
  • Matching thread needle, pins, and scissors
  • A Mitten Pattern (Free. Personal use only)

Mitten Template

Christmas Mitten Ornaments Printable Template with link

Mitten Ornaments Instructions:

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.

Prep Work

Get your Template from the link in supplies, print it and cut it. No cutting machine is needed, you can easily cut it with scissors.

You can also print it in different sizes so your ornaments don’t look all the same. Don’t worry if the title or the footer of the template gets cut off.

Gather all your supplies and let’s start

Cutting your Mitten Pieces

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, cut 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.

Hand Sew Mitten Ornaments

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

Stitch the fleece cuff on both shortest sides.

Turn your cuff right side out.

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

Stitch along the raw 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.

Stuffing and closing your Ornament

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!

Styling and decorating your Christmas Mitten Ornaments

I kept it simple.

As embellishments, I just added 2 buttons on the side of the cuffs and a twine bow in the middle right below the fleece cuff.

But if you feel like adding a more festive touch you can use snowflakes, cute mini Christmas trees, jingle bells, ribbon bow instead of twine, imagination is the limit. There’s no right or wrong here!

I stitched the buttons but I hot glued the bow (I felt lazy).

I didn’t decorate the back of the mitten but it’s totally optional if you want to do it.

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

Then using hot glue, I glued each end of the twine on the opposite side of the cuff at the top of the mitten. See below.

That’s it!

The Christmas mitten ornaments are ready to rock your Christmas Tree!

Another view of the Christmas Mitten Ornaments on the cozy blanket with pinecones and greenery
Super cute  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!

Super closeup of one of the Mittens Christmas Ornament
Another view of the Christmas Mitten Ornaments on the Christmas tree

What do you think???

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

DIY Christmas Mitten Ornaments, Pinterest Image

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:

 An Extraordinary Day – Day 1

The How To HomeDay 2

Celebrating Everyday LifeDay 3

Atta Girl Says – Day 4

Hunt and HostDay 5

Lovely Etc. Day 6

Pet Scribbles Day 7

 Sweet Pea Day 8

I Should Be Mopping the Floor Day 9

Remodelando la Casa Day 10

Live Laugh Rowe Day 11

The Crafting Nook (that’s me!) Day 12

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

Til' next time...

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  1. These mittens are cute, cute, cute and your instructions are so clear! I love ornaments that are easily customizable for different people’s preferred color palettes. Thanks for sharing.

    1. OOoh Thank you so very much! Yes, You can customize these cute mittens as you like, change colors, fabric type, details, embellishments. Imagination and creativity are the limits.
      I’m so glad you liked it! Your comment just made my day!
      Hugs and Happy Holidays!

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 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!!!


  4. 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. 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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