Friday, December 6, 2013

How to Make a Sheep/Lamb Ornament - Nativity Ornament Series

Today's ornament is the sheep. Lambs are a part of almost every nativity. So, of course, I had to include them in my CHRISTmas ornament series.

How to make a Sheep Ornament
"And Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep." John 21:17

Sheep are symbolic of many things. Jesus himself is referred to as the Lamb of God because of his sacrifice for our sins. We are also considered sheep and Jesus our shepherd.

Besides all the scriptural significance of sheep, they also have a special meaning to me because my grandpa was a sheep rancher.

How to Make a Sheep/Lamb Ornament

  To make a lamb ornament you will need: 

*faux sheep fur - 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" square {an 1/8th of a yard will be plenty to make several sheep}
 *black felt - 4 pieces 3 3/4" X 1" plus a scrap for the face
*toilet paper or paper towel, wadded up into a ball that's between 2 and 2 1/2"
*hot glue
*string and needle

DIY Lamb Ornament
Step 1 - Gather your supplies and cut out your pieces. I just drew a simple face on paper and then used it to cut out the felt face.

Step 2 - Place your wadded toilet paper in the center of the faux sheep wool.

Step 3 - Taking a section at a time, fold the fur over the ball and hot glue in place.

Step 4 - Take a strip of felt and roll it up.

Step 5 - Hot glue in place and repeat with the three other legs.

Step 6 - Hot glue the legs together and then glue them to the bottom of the sheep.

Step 7 - Hot glue the face on.

Step 8 - Thread a needle and insert into the top of the sheep, about where the neck would be.

Step 9 - Tie the thread in a knot, forming a loop for hanging.

DIY Sheep Ornament

Be sure to come back. Here are a few of the other Nativity ornaments I will be sharing:

Wood Slice Nativity Ornaments
Angel Wire Ornaments
Clothespin Nativity Ornament
Twine Wrapped Star
Sheep Ornament
Felt Nativity Ornament
Shepherd's Crook Ornament
Stable Ornament
Wiseman Ornament
Manger Ornament
Canning Ring Framed Embroidered Ornament
Paint Stick Ornament
Greeting Card Ornament


  1. Love it! I would love it if you joined me over at Check Me Out Saturday Link Party

  2. We recently had a sermon on how we are sheep and called to follow the voice of our good Shepherd. I'm in love with these cute little guys. Thanks so much for sharing!