Make It: Shaka Felt Ornament

Mele kaliki-shakas are the things to make.

Photo: David Croxford

  • felt
  • scissors
  • marker
  • stuffing (you can use fiberfill or even recycled gift tissue paper)
  • needle
  • thread
  • ruler or measuring tape
  1. Make a shaka with your hand. Using a marker, trace the outline of your hand onto a sheet of felt.
  2. Stack two sheets of felt together. Cut both at the same time using the outline as your guide. You should end up with two identical pieces.
  3. Sew the two pieces of felt together by stitching along the edge. We did a whip stitch. (You can also opt to hot glue the edges together instead.)
  4. Pause when you stitching about ¾ of the piece. Insert stuffing until you reach desired fullness. Continue stitch until all the edges are sealed.
  5. Cut a strip of felt that measures about 6 inches long and ¼-inch wide.
  6. Bring the ends of the strip together and stitch to the back of the ornament

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