How to: Fabric Scrappy Ornament

Every year I like to make a couple new ornaments. This fabric scrappy ornament is a great way to use up those scraps of fabric in my stash.

This is an easy and quick ornament to make. Here is what you will need:

  • styrofoam balls
  • fabric
  • scissors
  • pokey tool – this could be a skewer
  • glue
  • wire for hanger
  • optional – spray glitter fabric paint, gloves, cardboard box

To start, using my scissors I snip my fabric at 1.5 inches. Once snipped, I’ll tear the fabric into strips. Those strips are then cut into 1 inch pieces. So the final pieces will be 1 inch by 1.5 inches.

Now let’s add the fabric to the styrofoam ball. I first add a little glue, working on just a small area of the ball.

Taking the piece of fabric and the pokey tool, poke the fabric into the ball where the glue is.

Try to get the fabric pieces as close to each other as possible so no styrofoam is showing as you work around the ball. You will end up with something like this.

Now this would be fine as an ornament. Just add a hanger and  you are done. You can always add the hanger first before adding the fabric.

However, I wanted to add some sparkle so I sprayed on silver glitter fabric paint to jazz it up. Working in a ventilated area and in a box, I sprayed the ornament. If you want it heavily coated, let it dry between coats.

Here is a closeup of one of my ornaments.

Now add a hanger and hang it on the tree. Or make several and put them in a bowl.

Here is one more look at the finished ornament.

So much fun to make and use up those scraps of fabric.