If you are looking for ways to create lasting memories or just to have a handmade holiday, you can try making your own fabric Christmas ornaments using fabric scraps and styrofoam craft balls. This is a great way for you to use up all of your fabric scraps that you have accumulated throughout the years. Making ornaments as a family is a great way to create memories that you will carry through your lifetime. Making handmade fabric Christmas ornaments to hand out as holiday gifts is a great way to give a quality gift at a fraction of cost, compared to products of equal quality. There are many different types of fabric Christmas ornaments that you can make. No matter what your style or taste may be, making your own ornaments is a great way to personalize your Christmas tree.
Folded fabric ornament ball.
There are many ways to make Christmas ornaments using fabric, including this fold and pin technique. This is one of my absolute favorite ways to use fabric scraps. If you are patient and love to give attention to details you can try making these cute ball ornaments using pins, styrofoam craft balls and fabric scraps. On this website you will find a detailed tutorial to help you learn to make these beautiful and rewarding ornaments. I love that when you complete one, depending on your technique, you will have either a star or a cross in the middle of your ball ornament.
Tucked fabric or felt ornament ball.
Other than the pinning technique, there is another neat way to use styrofoam craft balls to create an ornament that will last many years. This is a tucking technique, where you will “push” the fabric into the styrofoam. Gather a bunch of fabric or felt scraps of coordinating colors. You will also need something to tuck with, a lead pencil tip with the led pushed in works great, but my favorite thing to use is a chop stick frm a pair. Hold a piece of fabric scrap on the ball, using your tucking device, in the center of the piece of fabric, push the fabric into the foam, continue doing this until the entire ball is covered. Check out this great guide [CraftGossip] to learn more about how to make these beautiful Christmas ornaments.
Glued remnants fabric or felt ornament ball.
Since we are still talking about Styrofoam ball Christmas ornaments, lets take a look at how to make these awesome fabric scrap ornaments. Instead of styrofoam balls, try using paper mache balls for this craft. Glue is used instead of pins and a more whimsical look is created with this technique. If you are planning to make Christmas ornaments with children this is a great place to start. To make, you will need small strips (scraps are perfect) of fabric, a Styrofoam ball, and some glue. Glue the strips all around the ball until it is completely covered. Pin in a ribbon at the top to hang it with. Here is a great example, and a detailed tutorial about how to make this Christmas ornament.
The greatest thing about making your own ornaments is that you can customize them to suit your taste or to match your other Christmas décor. With a variety of felts and fabrics available, there is no limit to the type of fabric ornament that you can make.
Happy holidays and happy crafting!