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DIY Rustic No-Sew Mitten Ornaments

In this post: Easily craft some fun holiday decor with these rustic no-sew mitten ornaments! 


I love to create things for our house. I especially love it when I can do it easily and on a budget. Both of which you can do with these DIY rustic no-sew mitten ornaments! 

no-sew rustic mitten ornament pin 1 copy

How to Make Your Own Rustic No-Sew Mitten Ornaments

Who doesn’t love to add to their ornament collection? I sure do! It’s the best way to get a variety without breaking the bank. 

farmhouse style mitten ornament on mini tree

no-sew mitten ornament supplies

Supplies

  • 1/4 yard fabric of choice
  • Microfiber cloth (or material similar to a fuzzy, “fur”)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Twine
  • Small bells
  • Paintbrush
  • Brown chalk paint (if no chalk paint, acrylic mixed with baking powder)
  • Polyfill
  • High heat hot glue gun
  • Industrial grade hot glue sticks
  • Printer for the PDF pattern
  • Chalk

Instructions

1. Print and cut out the PDF pattern here. Fold the fabric and using chalk, trace the pattern onto the fabric. Once traced, using fabric scissors cut the mittens shapes (will be needed two from the fold).

no-sew mitten ornament step 1 how to

2. Next, using a high heat, hot glue gun, and industrial-grade glue sticks (to ensure a strong hold of fabric) glue all along the edge of the mitten shape leaving the top open to stuff with polyfill (about 1/4 “seam” allowance).

3. Fill mitten with a small amount of polyfill to help give it shape. After, cut off a small piece of twine for the loop of the ornament and hot glue it inside the mitten on one side. Once polyfill and twine are within the mitten, hot glue the opening closed.

no sew mitten ornament stuff with polyfil after gluing

4. Loop the twine into the open end of the mitten. Then hot glue the seam shut. 

hot glue the open edge with twine looped inside

5. Using the edge of the microfiber cloth, cut off approximately 5” x 1.5” piece of cloth for the “fur” of the mitten. Starting at the back, hot glue one side down wrapping it around the front, and meeting back up.

add fur to mitten ornament

6. Lastly, using the twine string rusty style bells through the twine and around the mitten to give it a rustic farmhouse look finishing it off with a bow.

jingle bells and twine bow around mitten ornament

NOTE: If you can’t find miniature rusty bells, you can use bells from the dollar tree and paint them with a chalky brown paint. If you can’t find chalk paint, you can add a bit of baking soda to some brown acrylic paint to give it a textured, matte appearance.

painting jingle bells

And voila! You’ve got a cute little rustic no-sew mitten ornament!

red check and fur mini mitten ornaments on flocked tree

Printable Craft Sheet for No-Sew Mitten Ornaments

rustic no-sew mitten ornament farmhouse style

Make Your Own Rustic No-Sew Mitten Ornaments

Yield: 1 ornament
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10 or less

Easily craft some fun holiday decor with these rustic no-sew mitten ornaments! 

Materials

  • 1/4 yard fabric of choice
  • Microfiber cloth (or material similar to a fuzzy, “fur”)
  • Twine
  • Small bells
  • Brown chalk paint (if no chalk paint, acrylic mixed with baking powder)
  • Polyfill
  • Industrial grade hot glue sticks
  • Chalk

Tools

  • Fabric scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • High heat hot glue gun
  • Printer for the PDF pattern

Instructions

  1. Print and cut out the PDF pattern here. Fold the fabric and using chalk, trace the pattern onto the fabric. Once traced, using fabric scissors cut the mittens shapes (will be needed two from the fold).
  2. Next, using a high heat, hot glue gun, and industrial-grade glue sticks (to ensure a strong hold of fabric) glue all along the edge of the mitten shape leaving the top open to stuff with polyfill (about 1/4 “seam” allowance).
  3. Fill mitten with a small amount of polyfill to help give it shape. After, cut off a small piece of twine for the loop of the ornament and hot glue it inside the mitten on one side. Once polyfill and twine are within the mitten, hot glue the opening closed.
  4. Loop the twine into the open end of the mitten. Then hot glue the seam shut. 
  5. Using the edge of the microfiber cloth, cut off approximately 5” x 1.5” piece of cloth for the “fur” of the mitten. Starting at the back, hot glue one side down wrapping it around the front, and meeting back up.
  6. Lastly, using the twine string rusty style bells through the twine and around the mitten to give it a rustic farmhouse look finishing it off with a bow.

Notes

NOTE: If you can’t find miniature rusty bells, you can use bells from the dollar tree and paint them with a chalky brown paint. If you can’t find chalk paint, you can add a bit of baking soda to some brown acrylic paint to give it a textured, matte appearance.

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See what fun Christmas crafts my blog friends are sharing – maybe you’ll find a few to create for your house!

Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series. We’re all sharing our DIY Christmas Ornament ideas with you today! Be sure to check out these fabulous ideas by clicking on the links below each image.

Simple DIY Wood Bead Ornaments at The Happy Housie

Rustic No-Sew Mitten Ornaments at Home Made Lovely

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments at Clean & Scentsible

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments at Jennifer Maune

Anthropologie Inspired Vined Monogram Ornament at Craftberry Bush

DIY Stamped Christmas Ornament made with Clay at The DIY Mommy

Ikea Hack Keepsake Photo Ornament at Fynes Designs

How to Make a Gingerbread House Ornament at My Sweet Savannah

Baking Soda Scandinavian Painted Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello

DIY Leopard Print Christmas Ornaments at Love Create Celebrate

Easy DIY Christmas Sleigh Ornaments at A Pretty Life

DIY Stone Christmas Ornaments at Cherished Bliss

DIY Nordic Christmas Ornaments at This is Simplicite

Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments at Modern Glam

DIY Snowflake Ornaments at The Handmade Home

DIY Anthropologie Inspired Felt Letter Ornament at Zevy Joy

DIY Chicken Christmas Ornaments at Dans le Lakehouse

DIY Wood Finial Ornament at The Turquoise Home

Boho Orange Slice Ornament at Cassie Bustamante

DIY Star Garland at Life is a Party

Coach Gift Christmas Ornaments at Just a Girl & Her Blog

Upcycled Pine Cone Ornament at She Gave it a Go

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