An easy tutorial to make these DIY fabric Christmas ornaments from cozy flannel fabric.
Up today is a very simple Christmas craft, and we’re making DIY fabric Christmas ornaments. These ornaments are perfect for your Christmas tree, to layer on a tray or in a bowl, or to use as a vase filler.
You can use any fabric you have on hand, but something with lines makes it easier to cut the strips. A check or plaid works great. I used buffalo check and just followed the lines.
- Cut or tear your fabric into strips slightly wider than 1 inch. Each ball needs 4 strips.
- Start by pinning the end of a fabric strip on the center of a ball. It’s best to use two pins. I tried with just one, but the edges of the strips were flatter with two pins.
- Wind the strip around the ball until you meet your starting point.
- Trim the fabric strip and pin into place, again with two pins.
- The second strip of fabric goes perpendicular to the first one. Begin and end with two pins.
- As you see in picture no. 2, there will be spots of styrofoam showing in four places. Your last two strips will cover those up.
- When you are ready to pin the very last strip, fold the end under.
- The final set of pins makes the bottom of your ornament…so on the top, in the middle, push in a screw eye. This wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. It takes a few tries to get the screw to go through the layers of fabric. You can start the hole with the tip of a small pair of scissors or just push it through.
- Finish each ornament with a twine hanger.
Sometimes I rush through projects or crafts that I make for my blog. Rushing takes away all the fun, and it just seems like work. So I waited to make these ornaments when I had a free evening.
I turned on the TV, sat in my chair, and made these balls. It was actually very enjoyable, and when I had enough to fill a big bowl, I felt very accomplished. They turned out pretty darn cute too. So if you are wondering if you have the time to do something like this, here’s my answer. You definitely do…and you deserve it. See the ornaments on our tabletop tree.