Everyone’s favorite: A Penguin Ornament made from a glove

Just when you thought a penguin couldn’t get any cuter, how about a DIY Penguin Ornament sporting a colorful stocking cap (made from a sock, of course). These adorable Penguin Ornaments require no sewing and no stuffing, so you know they’ll work up fast. Their dapper suits are made from a black glove or mitten, and if you don’t have an old pair at home, check out the dollar bins at the craft stores. Jo-Ann Stores and Michaels usually have gloves and mittens for just a dollar or two.

These are adorable! DIY the Penguins from a sock or mitten and an egg of Styrofoam brand foam. CraftsnCoffee.com.

To make a Penguin Ornament, you will need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” egg
  • Black glove or mitten, adult size
  • Knit fabric in white, small piece (Kathleen used a white stretch glove)
  • Sock (hat)
  • Felt:
    • Small piece of orange (feet)
    • Brushed felt in white, ½” x 7” (hat trim)
  • Half-round black beads, 8mm, two
  • Mini pompoms
  • Ribbon, ¼” x 8”
  • Needle & thread
  • Optional: Pink chalk or powdered blush
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp hot glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; serrated knife; pencil; twist tie; chop stick, knitting needle, or other pointed tool; straight pins
How cute are these stocking caps made from socks? DIY these Penguin Ornaments with tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Be sure to make extras to give as gifts!

To make a Penguin Ornament:

1. Cut a small slice from the wide end of the egg so it can stand on its own. Make a hole in the flat end with a sharp pencil.

2. If you’re using a mitten, skip to Step 4. If using a glove, cut the fingers from the glove. Cut open one side of the glove and lay the fabric flat, right side down.

Here's a fun, DIY gift idea for Christmas. These Penguin Ornaments are easy to make. CraftsnCoffee.com.

The penguin’s wings are the fingers from a glove. Kathleen also used a glove for the white patch, but you could use any white, knit fabric.

3. Cover the egg with the glove fabric:

  • Place the narrow end of the egg in the center of the fabric and stretch the fabric around the egg.
  • Gather fabric with a twist tie at the bottom of the egg. Cut off excess fabric just above the twist tie.
  • Remove the twist tie and squeeze white craft glue into the hole. Using a chop stick or other sharp tool, firmly tuck the extra fabric into the hole.
  • Stretch the fabric as you work, and space the folds evenly around the hole so that the fabric is smooth.
  • Cut two fingers from the glove for wings. Glue the cut edges closed, and trim off any rough edges. Glue the wings to sides of the penguin.
I must have these for my Christmas tree! These Penguin Ornaments are too cute! CraftsnCoffee.com.

Kathleen stitched the seam in the stocking cap, but you could also use a low-temp glue gun or fabric glue to close the seam.

4. If using a black mitten:

  • Insert the egg into the mitten, narrow end first.
  • Gather excess fabric with a twist tie at the bottom of the egg.
  • Trim away the excess mitten fabric.
  • Remove the twist tie and squeeze white craft glue into the hole. Using a chop stick or other sharp tool, firmly tuck the extra fabric into the hole.
  • Stretch the fabric as you work, and space the folds evenly around the hole so that the fabric is smooth.
  • The mitten’s thumb serves as one wing. For the second wing, cut the thumb from the other mitten, glue the cut edges closed, and trim off any rough edges. Glue the wing to the other side of the penguin.

5. Cut out a 2-½” x 2” oval from white stretch glove fabric. Cut a notch in the top, similar to the top of a heart. Glue to the front of the penguin.

6. Using the patterns, cut a beak and feet from orange felt. Fold the beak in half and glue to the penguin. Glue feet to the bottom (wide end) of the egg.

7. Glue on 8mm, half-round black beads for eyes.

8. Cut a hat from a patterned sock using the pattern provided. With right sides together, stitch a narrow seam along the side. Turn right side out. Glue and pin the hat onto penguin. Glue a mini pompom on the end.

9. Glue a 1/2” x 7” strip of white brushed felt around the base of the hat for a fur trim.

10. Optional: Brush blush or pink chalk on the cheeks.

11. Using a large holed needle, thread a ribbon through the back of the hat and into the fabric of the glove below for a hanger.

Can you stand more cuteness? How about these Penguin and Polar Bear Ornaments made from socks?

You make these cuties from socks & gloves. Too cute. CraftsnCoffee.com

And I have even more super-cute penguin crafts, including these South Pole Penguins.

Why are penguins always so cute! Love the tutorial to make these cuties. CraftsnCoffee.com.

This tuxedo-wearing trio looks ready to break out in song & dance. Kathleen George designed this troupe.

Which one is your favorite? Or is it too hard to choose?

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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10 Responses to Everyone’s favorite: A Penguin Ornament made from a glove

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  5. They are all adorable but I LOVE the tuxedo trio! TFS!!

  6. LisaM6 says:

    Those are darling. Who could choose just one. Off to find some mittens.

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