Thursday, December 17, 2009

No-Sew Quilted Ball Holiday Tree Ornaments

If you are looking for a way to use up a lot of your little fabric scraps, these no-sew quilted ball tree ornaments are quick and easy to make. I went out to my local craft store and found the Styrofoam balls currently on sale, 3 for $1.00.

Supplies Needed:

2 1/2" diameter Styrofoam ball
6" piece of 1/4" wide lace (I used white)
Various color small scraps of fabric (cottons or cotton blends work best)
All-Purpose Craft Glue (the kind the dries clear)
Small Flat-Head Screw Driver or Butter Knife
Foam Paint Brush
Straight Pins

Note: You can use 1/4 wide lace or 1/4" wide satin ribbon for the ornament hanger.

Trim your fabric scraps down to odd-shaped pieces. I have used rectangles, squares, circles and ovals. You should use different shapes that are different sizes to give it a true quilted look.

Use your screw driver or butter knife to slightly indent a space that is the shape of your fabric square on your Styrofoam ball. This indented shape should be slightly smaller than your actual fabric shape.

Use your foam paint brush and spread a very thin layer of craft glue inside the indented shape. Place your fabric shape on top of the glue and use the edge of your screw driver or butter knife to push the fabric edges into the indent and push hard to squeeze the edge of the fabric down into the ball.

You will want to repeat that step the entire way around your ball until it is completely covered.

Using a 6" piece of satin ribbon or lace, shape it into a hanging loop. Dab the end of a straight pin into the craft glue and poke it through the end of your hanging loop and push it down into your foam ball. Let this dry for 30 minutes before hanging it onto your holiday tree.

~ Shelly ~

1 comment:

Joaness said...

That is really cute Shelly!

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