Holiday Craft How-to: Felt Dove Ornament Lightweight and flexible, felt ornaments are easy to situate on a tree branch. This particular accessory is modeled after one of the season’s most familiar symbols. Follow our six-step guide to recreate the look. 1.Enlarge dove pattern. 2. Trace pattern onto felt and cut out. Cut slit with a craft knife through center where marked on pattern. 3. Cut a few inches of red floss (use all 6 strands); knot ends together Thread loop end through needle.