Penguin Christmas Ornaments

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A cute Cricut Penguin craft using our free Penguin SVG file, these Penguin Ornaments make an adorable addition to your Christmas decor.

A family of cute penguin ornaments made using your Cricut machine using our penguin svg file. This craft can be sewn or made no-sew using hot glue.

Penguin Ornament Craft using Penguin SVG

How adorable are these little penguin ornaments?!

Normally when we make felt ornaments, we cut our patterns by hand and sew them. This time, I wanted to experiment with my Cricut to cut out our felt fabric for us – and then I took a definite shortcut by using some hot glue instead of hand sewing. These two little hacks make these penguin ornaments super quick and easy.

Of course, if you want to sew these ornaments, you can with a simple whip stitch or even your sewing machine instead of hot glue.

There are so many ways to make these cute felt penguins:

  • ornaments (like we did)
  • attach a magnet to the back for a cute felt penguin magnet
  • enlarge the SVG file to make a penguin pillow or stuffie
  • attach to a present as a cute gift tag

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Penguin Christmas Ornament Materials

Tip: if you want to sew these ornaments instead of using hot glue, use a simple whip stitch around the edges and catch stitches to attach the penguin’s features.

How to Make Cricut Penguin Ornaments

Print off pattern template on 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper.

For Baby Penguin:

Using fabric scissors, cut 2 of the large body pieces in a charcoal felt color. 

Using fabric scissors, cut 1 of the smaller body pieces in a white felt color.

Using fabric scissors, cut the 2 smaller circular eye pieces in a black felt color.

Using fabric scissors, cut 1 triangular beak pieces in an orange felt color. 

Preheat the hot glue gun.

On one side of the large charcoal piece, apply a bead of glue along the perimeter of the lower half as shown.

Place the other charcoal piece on top of the glued area and press in place until glue sets.

Add glue to the back side of the white piece press in place onto the black penguin.

Tip:  For more control and to avoid touching the hot glue, use a pair of tweezers to place smaller felt pieces.

Add a dab of glue to the white piece in the penguin face/eye area and press black eye in place. Repeat with the second eye.

Add a dab of glue to the white piece in the penguin face/nose area and press the orange beak in place.

Add glue to the back side of the orange feet pieces and press in place.

Trim any excess felt edges that are misaligned. 

Insert bits of badding into the penguin.

Cut a piece of twine 8” long. Fold in half to form loop.

Sandwich the loop ends inside the penguin at the top.

Glue the remaining open edges of the penguin closed.

For Mama and Papa Penguins:

Follow the same instructions as the baby penguins, except use black felt instead of charcoal for the large body pieces.

 

Pin this Cricut Penguin Ornament for your winter crafting sessions:

How to make this family of cute felt penguin ornaments using your Cricut machine! Use our penguin SVG file to make these easy no-sew felt ornaments

Grab your free printable instructions for our Cricut felt penguin ornaments:

Yield: 3 penguin ornaments

Penguin Christmas Ornaments

Penguin Christmas Ornaments

A family of cute penguin ornaments made using your Cricut machine using our penguin svg file. This craft can be sewn or made no-sew using hot glue.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Felt: Black, White, Orange, Charcoal
  • Printable Penguin Pattern Template
  • Cotton Batting
  • Twine

Tools

  • Cricut machine
  • Fabric scissors
  • Glue gun with clear hot glue sticks
  • Tweezer (optional)

Instructions

  1. Print off pattern template on 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper.

For Baby Penguin:

  1. Using fabric scissors, cut 2 of the large body pieces in a charcoal felt color. 
  2. Using fabric scissors, cut 1 of the smaller body pieces in a white felt color.
  3. Using fabric scissors, cut the 2 smaller circular eye pieces in a black felt color.
  4. Using fabric scissors, cut 1 triangular beak pieces in an orange felt color. 
  5. Preheat the hot glue gun.
  6. On one side of the large charcoal piece, apply a bead of glue along the perimeter of the lower half as shown.
  7. Place the other charcoal piece on top of the glued area and press in place until glue sets.
  8. Add glue to the back side of the white piece press in place onto the black penguin.
  9. Tip:  For more control and to avoid touching the hot glue, use a pair of tweezers to place smaller felt pieces.
  10. Add a dab of glue to the white piece in the penguin face/eye area and press black eye in place. Repeat with the second eye.
  11. Add a dab of glue to the white piece in the penguin face/nose area and press the orange beak in place.
  12. Add glue to the back side of the orange feet pieces and press in place.
  13. Trim any excess felt edges that are misaligned. 
  14. Insert bits of badding into the penguin.
  15. Cut a piece of twine 8” long. Fold in half to form loop.
  16. Sandwich the loop ends inside the penguin at the top.
  17. Glue the remaining open edges of the penguin closed.

For Mama and Papa Penguins:

  1. Follow the same instructions as the baby penguins, except use black felt instead of charcoal for the large body pieces.

Notes

Tip: if you want to sew these ornaments instead of using hot glue, use a simple whip stitch around the edges and catch stitches to attach the penguin's features.

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This cute family of penguin ornaments are super quick and easy to make and will add some cuteness and whimsy to your winter decor.

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