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Easy Christmas Ornament Using Scrap Fabric

I have been mak­ing the heck out of some Christ­mas orna­ments late­ly. I am look­ing for any and every way to add some­thing cute to my tree and it’s new theme with­out break­ing the bank. Mak­ing orna­ments has nev­er real­ly some­ht­ing I have been too pas­sion­ate about until now sim­ply because I typ­i­cal­ly like to my tree to be per­fect­ly styled and “themed”. Nonethe­less, all of the home­made orna­ments are star­ing to grow on me. This tree in par­tic­u­lar is tak­ing on a more mod­ern, neu­tral vibe with­out sac­ri­fic­ing that lit­tle some­thing spe­cial. This orna­ment is super easy, cheap and adds just a lit­tle touch of char­ac­ter to my tree. The best part is, it can be easiy­ly mod­i­fied to fit right in with your own per­son­al theme. 

I start­ed with some scrap fab­ric, from an old thrift­ed scarf, sty­ro­foam ball, jute, rib­bon, wood beads and of course, hot glue.

Start by cut­ting your fab­ric into strips. Mine were about 2–3 inch­es in width. You could opt to use one full peice of fab­ric for this step but I liked the idea of hav­ing raw edges all the way around the ball.

Then, start wrap­ping your strips around your sty­ro­foam ball, gath­er­ing at the top. I tacked mine with hot glue and set it aside to begin the next step.

Next, tie the loose ends of your jute in a knot and thread your beads onto the jute, alter­nat­ing between beads and knots.

Sim­ply “untack” your glue and hot glue the end of your jute into the cen­ter folds of the ball/fabric.

Tie off the top with cute rib­bon of your choice. I chose the white and black buf­fa­lo check to match my tree theme. It has the per­fect blend of rus­tic charm and glis­ten­ing snow! This is a brand new theme for me this year! 

And, wha-lah…a fun and adorable orna­ment to add to your tree! This would be so cute done in mul­ti­col­or or any Christ­mas col­ors for that mat­ter! Just use what make your heart happy! 

Per­son­al­ly, I love how basic and sim­ple this orna­ment was to make. Once you add it to your tree it is any­thing but basic! I am in love! How about you?



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