DIY Elf Ornaments

Pin this project as you start to plan out the DIY Christmas ornaments you are going to make with the kids this year. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1″ wood bead
  • Wine cork
  • Felt
  • Tacky glue
  • Craft wire
  • Small beads
  • Paint markers


  1. Glue a 1” bead on top of a wine cork wrapped in felt.
  2. Tie a ½” by 3 strip of felt where the bead meets the cork as a scarf.
  3. To make the hat, roll and glue a 2½” by 1” triangle of felt into a cone; glue to the top of the bead.
  4. Cut small slits in the sides of the body felt and press two 1½” pieces of craft wire into the cork as the arms.
  5. Slip small bead over the ends and twist to make hands.
  6. Insert 3” pieces of wire into the bottom of the cork as the legs and slip 2 barrel beads over the ends and fold as feet.
  7. Draw on face with paint markers.


From Parents magazine; photo by Aaron Dyer.

November 30, 2018| Activities, Age, Christmas, Decor, DIY Home, Early Elementary, Family Bonding, Holidays, Older Elementary, Tween to Teen, Unplugged Time, Upcycled