Fabric Christmas Decorations – No Sew

Destashification Christmas Ornament

Destashification Christmas Ornament

We just took down the Christmas Tree – early this year.  We stretch the season as long as possible.

Making Christmas Ornaments is a family tradition.  These use left over Christmas fabric (see note on fabric at end of post.)

Materials:

  • Styrofoam balls (these are 5″)
  • Stash Christmas Fabric
  • Iron
  • Washable white glue
  • Bowl (not your best china – this will be messy)
  • Glasses (not your best crystal)
  • Stash Ribbons
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  1. Stash Christmas Fabrics

    Stash Christmas Fabrics and Trims become Ornaments

    Cut four 5″ square of the fabric for prairie points and put aside.  Cut 20 or so small (1.5″) triangles of remaining fabric – no need to be neat or precise.

  2. Remove lid of white glue and put about 1/2 of bottle into bowl.  Add about 2 Tablespoons water to thin and stir.
  3. Dip fabric triangles into glue until soaked through.  The fabric will darken.
  4. Place wet fabric triangle onto styrofoam ball.  Stretch it slightly to remove bubbles and creases.

    Red Destashification Christmas Ornament

    Red Destashification Christmas Ornament

  5. Take another wet fabric triangle and place it on ball – overlapping first piece slightly.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until entire styrofoam ball is covered – except for small (1/4″) at top.
  7. Place wet fabric covered ball on rim of glass to dry.  Drying time will vary – overnight is typically long enough – the glue must be completely dry.
  8. In the meantime, make Prairie Points with 5″ squares.  Iron square flat.

    Folding Prairie Points

    …….To make the Prairie Points, Fold square along mid-line and press.  With folded edge toward top, fold each upper corner down to form triangle as shown in graphic.  Press.

  9. Arrange Prairie Points in a circular pattern along upper 1/4″ opening.  Using glue gun glue into place.
  10. Using ribbon, make bows – including one long hanging loop – and glue into place covering opening.
  11. Allow glue to dry and hang!
Green Destashification Ornament

Green Destashification Ornament

Note on Fabric Selection:
Mid-tone to darker fabrics are better options than light colored fabrics.  The lighter fabrics become translucent (see-through) in the glue.  Smaller prints work better than larger prints.  The smaller prints result in an all-over pattern.

The glue will make the fabric darker – and it will stay darker even after the glue dries. 

From experience – trust me – brown or rust colors are best used for other projects!

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