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Orange Ornament DIY


Christmas Orange Ornament Tutorial

A Christmas orange is a tradition as old as St.Nicholas himself. For many, oranges are the final gift in the toe of a stocking. Others use the aromatic properties in potpourri and garlands. In Florida, oranges are at their prime right around December! To honor this decidedly Christmas fruit, we decided to make it into a felt ornament alongside our Christmas pickle. Let's add a little zest to your tree!

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 2 hours

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Additional Supplies:

Orange Pattern  (click to download)


1. Print Orange Pattern onto cardstock and cut out.

2. Trace pattern onto felt and cut out pieces along with one 6" length of elastic cord or string.

Cutting felt pattern pieces

3. Begin by arranging Segments onto Pith. Use a small amount of glue in the center of each Segment to hold in place.

Arranging orange segments on pith

4. Use Tangelo thread to whip stitch around each Segment.

Stitching around segments

5. Position Pith in the center of one Rind. Whip stitch around Pith with Tangelo thread.

Stitching pith to rind

6. On remaining Rind, cut a small slit in center of circle. Insert Leaf end and tack in place with Tangerine thread.

Adding leaf to back rind

7. Put orange front and back together with right sides out. Whip stitch around perimeter with Tangerine thread. Stop before closing to add Polyfil. Do not stuff too firmly - just for shape.

Stuffing and stitching orange closed

8. Add a small amount of tacky glue to cut ends of elastic cord. Insert into opening before stitching fully closed.

Your Christmas orange is ready to brighten your tree. Happy Holidays!

Finished orange ornament

Thanks to Camille for designing and writing this tutorial! You can follow her on Instagram @notsomodernmillie or visit her website.