This is the second in our felt animal gift toppers and ornament series. You can find the little fox in this post. We have provided a template for you to use to cut all of your felt pieces. I used wool blend felt in the colors of Marble for the grey squirrel, Dove for the tummy, and Terracotta and Spruce for his little acorn. Once all the felt pieces were cut, you can use a hot glue or craft glue to attach the small pieces of detail. Blanket stitch the outer edge of the squirrel and tail, add a little stuffing into both pieces. Simply stitch the tail and body closed and glue the tail onto the back, and you are done. He is ready to add to the top of a holiday gift or hang on the Christmas tree.
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – Marble, Dove, Terracotta, and Spruce
- Embroidery Floss – DMC 168
- 6mm Craft Eyes (can also use 2 Small Black Beads or Buttons)
- Fiber Fill
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You can see all of the animals in the sneak peek at the end of the post. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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Hello! I have downloaded the svg files for the other ornaments (deer, rabbit, fox, etc.) and would like to know if the squirrel has (or will have) an svg file as well?
Thanks! These are DARLING!
Oh no, we missed the Squirrel! Thanks for the heads up– the SVG file has been added 🙂
hey where did fine the eyes for them. i cant fine them
The eyes are made with small black beads 🙂
I noticed you made an acorn as an ornament, just enlarge the pattern or figure out how to make it? It’s so cute along with the squirrel. Thanks so much Lia , you are so sweet to all of us, sharing these is such a gift.
From other comments looks like I’m not alone in admiration of these critters, let alone all your other excellent projects. Not sure when I get them all made I’ll want to part with them, will keep myself busy making them. First squirrel is going to grand daughter at college.
You can find the felt acorn template in this post here 🙂 https://liagriffith.com/diy-felt-mushroom-gift-topper/
So I am a little late for the party, but is there any chance for an opossum felt creature? I love them and work with them and believe it or not, they are soft and sometimes catlike creatures and the babies are the sweetest things!
How adorable! I will add this to my list of crafts to brainstorm! 🙂
I LOVE these little guys!!! Are you going to be adding patterns for the deer, raccoon, or bear by chance??
Yes absolutely! Stay tuned:)
Часто наблюдаю за белкой, которая появилась на нашей даче. Она решила, что ей лучше жить в домике для птиц. А эта белочка,сделанная руками, очень симпатичная будет радовать нас дома. Спасибо Вам,Лия!
I really like squirrels, can you tell:)
EEEE! These woodland creature ornaments are ADORABLE! Thank you for your timely post. I’m attending two ornament exchange parties this weekend and prefer to do a handmade ornament. I have a Cricut Explore, but I’ll check out the free download ~ this seems easy enough to cut by hand.
How fun with an ornament exchange party! Happy to hear that you found a design you liked on my site:)
Hi Lia, these little animals are just so cute. Thanks for your generosity in sharing them with us.
You are so welcome.
Do you have a pattern for the reindeer?
It is coming. . .
Just a heads up that your pin it buttons links on each jpg aren’t working. Thanks!
Sometimes Pinterest has little glitches and I am guessing this is one of them. Thanks for letting us know.
So cute, thank you Lia!
You are welcome!
This is adorable. I have a silly love for squirrels and these make me smile. I often use ornaments as gift toppers. This is such a sweet tutorial. Please tell me you shared this at my hop. ( you can link up through Sat at midnight) xo
I love squirrels too. I have a bunch outside my office window.