Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sweet and simple adornments

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As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I ended up making a collection of wee fabric ornaments for our Christmas tree rather than buying them from the store because I love any excuse to use the feedsack fabrics in my stash. I reckon the fabric ornaments look cheery and lovely, and not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they're also durable and less likely to break like their fragile counterparts from the store. They were a good use of my fabric scraps; I went with fabrics in colorful, sweet patterns, but it would be fun to see themes in the fabrics, like holiday patterns, or Christmas colors, wouldn't you agree?

Fabric squares (at least 4"x4"...the bigger the fabric square, the bigger your ornaments shall be)
Polyester fiber stuffing
Floral wire
Floral tape

1. Wrap a fabric square around a ball of stuffing.
2. Pinch it shut with a couple of twists of floral wire.
3. Hide the fabric square ends by sealing them with floral tape.
4. Bend the end of the floral wire into a hook. Cut the rest of the wire off, which you will use for future fabric ornaments. Repeat the process until you've a lovely amalgamation of homemade ornaments!


  1. These are so darling! I can't wait to see them on your tree! You have to post a pic! :)

  2. This is amazing! It's too late for me to give it a go. My tree is up and filled with decorations. Maybe next year.

  3. This is the cutest idea EVER! Love the fabric ornaments...they look great :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  4. i love this!! a lot! I think I shall head to the fabric store today :).

  5. so adorable! i bet they look just lovely on your tree! :)

  6. I love DIY's like this that are simple and can be done with materials laying around the house. So clever and cute! Thanks for sharing Helen!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  7. Helen, I just love these. So simple and pretty! I have so many pretty fabric scraps that I can't bring myself to toss out. This would be the perfect way to use them. :)

  8. Oh these are so perfect! They look like little floral buds. I can't wait to see them on your tree!

  9. i love the fabric patterns. these turned out so pretty!

  10. CUTE!!!! Can you make a set for me?! wanna decorate, but tooooo lazzzyyyyyy!

  11. These are perfect. I love them. Your fabric prints are also so sweet. Lovely collection you have~~

  12. LOVE this idea. really and truly love it.

    make and sell these!
    I think they'd do great.

  13. these are so unique! like a mix between flowers and round christmas tree lights.

  14. These are so colorful and cute! Love that you are making your own ornaments - makes me want to get out my fabric stash too! :)

  15. These are incredible!! I soooo love this idea, Helen! Please post a picture of your tree! I need to try this next year for sure. Love your creativity, lady! xo


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