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
- pokey tool – this could be a skewer
- 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.
These are really cute Lynda. See them hanging for the rear view mirror as well for a little retro 60’s vibe. How long does one take you to make?
Hi Lorrie, They don’t take very long at all. Tearing the fabric instead of cutting it really saves time. And of course the smaller the ornament, the faster it will go. If you use the glitter paint you have to wait for it to dry. But it’s a really fast project and you can add the fabric while you’re watching TV! Yes, I could see them hanging too although I’d recommend small ones. Thanks for dropping by.
Thanks. Good information. I see the white hanger cord. How did you attach that? Thank you
Hi JoAnna, That is a piece of wire. I put glue on the ends of the wire and poked it into the ball. However, it would be much easier to do this first before adding the fabric!
Any idea on approximately how much fabric needed to do one or how many squares
Jill, It really depends on how big of an ornament you are making. And I just cut up scraps and have no idea how much I used. However, I’m sure you’d use less than a fat quarter.