Quilted Ball Ornament
Christmas Craft Idea
This quilted ball ornament is
made from a foam ball and
scraps of various holiday fabric. The fabric is pushed into
the foam at the edges, which creates a quilted, or "puffy" look to the
It almost looks as it is stuffed with fiberfill.
These do not take very long to make, the end result is very
impressive. These would be good to make for a Christmas craft fair.
Just buying a 1/4 yard of various fabrics would make several
ornaments, making this an inexpensive craft. I could imagine a whole "theme" tree decorated with these!
Needed for this Christmas Craft Idea:
- 3.5 inch foam ball
- Various scraps of small Christmas fabric
- Tool for pushing fabric into foam, such
as a cuticle stick for your nails (I used a blunt blade used for
polymer clay, which worked perfect)
- Paper clip
- Wire cutters
- Ribbon or cord for hanging
- Small amount of silk holly for top
1. Begin the quilted ball ornament by cutting a small
triangle of fabric. Gently push the edge of the fabric deeply
into the foam ball to secure it to the ball. No glue should
be necessary, just pushing it in should keep it nice and secure.
Trim the edges that hang out if necessary, and push any
excess fabric into the groove you are making. Do this around
all three sides.
2. Continue by adding a different pattern of fabric next to
the piece you just secured. Push the adjoining edge of fabric
into the same groove you made for the first piece of fabric.
Continue along until the entire ball is covered. See the
photos below for help.
3. To make a loop for hanging, cut a paper clip loop with
some wire cutters. This loop can be wedged tightly into one
of the grooves you made. Be sure to add a cord for hanging
into the loop before actually pushing it firmly into the ball.
Add some silk holly at the top, if desired. The
ornament is now ready to give away as a gift or to hang on your tree!
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