Forget the round plastic baubles this year and deck out your home in some dessert-themed holiday decor instead, starting with this ice cream sandwich ornament. Modelled after one of our popular desserts, this no-sew ornament can be whipped up in an afternoon, which makes it the perfect last minute craft 😉

 

You will need:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Materials

  • Sheets of tan, brown and white felt
  • Glue gun + glue sticks
  • Fiberfill
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Ribbon/trim

 

Step 1:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 1

Take a sheet of cardboard and cut out 2 circles measuring 9 cm (3 1/2″) in diameter. Then cut out 6 circles measuring 6.5 cm (2 1/2″) in diameter.

 

Step 2:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 2

Cut out two circles of tan felt at about 15 cm across in diameter – this will be used to create the two cookies of the ice cream sandwich. Centre the 9 cm cardboard circles within the tan felt circles, then snip triangles around the edges to create spokes in the felt. Make sure to leave a bit of space between the cardboard edge & where you snip to.

 

Step 3:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 3

Using the glue gun, fold the ‘spokes’ of the felt inwards and glue them in place. Start with one side, and work your way around until you have about 1/3 of the spokes left. Leave these unglued.

 

Step 4:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 4

Tear off a small bit of fiberfill and insert this in-between the felt and cardboard. Then fold over the rest of the felt spokes and glue into place.

 

Step 5:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 5

Cut out small bits of brown felt to resemble chocolate chips, then glue these in place on the felt cookie with the glue gun.

 

Step 6:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 6

Next we’ll tackle the ice cream portion itself. First glue the 6 smaller cardboard circles that was cut earlier altogether using the glue gun. Then cut a long strip of white felt – as long as possible – with a width of 10 cm (4 inches). Then cut notches into either side of the white felt strip to create the same triangular spokes as the felt used to cover the cookie earlier. Make sure to leave a solid trip of 3 cm (just over 1″) in the middle.

 

Step 7:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 7

Glue down one end of the white felt around the small cardboard circle stack, with one felt spoke glue down on either side.

 

Step 8:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 8

Then start gluing down more of the white felt around the cardboard, all the while adding in a little fiberfill stuffing to round out the edges of the cardboard. This will give the ice cream portion a more rounded shape.

 

Step 9:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 9

Continue sticking down the white felt until you’ve reached where the white felt began. Attach some ribbon or trim to form a loop to hang this ornament with the glue gun, then finish tacking down the white felt. If the length of felt you used isn’t long enough to go around the entire circumference, that’s ok! Just cut another strip of equal width (10 cm) and attach it to the previous strip with a bit of glue.

 

Step 10:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 10

Now to complete the sandwich – squeeze some glue on to one side of the white felt ice cream portion and place one of the cookies on top.

 

Step 11:

Demetres' Cookie Ornament Tutorial Step 11

Repeat the previous step on the other side to truly complete this felt ice cream cookie sandwich.

 

All done!

Demetres' Cookie Ornament DIY

 

This would make a great gift for anyone who fancies ice cream (read: everyone) and appreciates a thoughtfully handcrafted gift this holiday season. Make sure to share with us your versions of this DIY if you give this a shot, and check back later this week for more holiday goodness as part of our 12 Days of Demetres!

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