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Project: Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament

Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament: 3ten.ca

Bunched fabric ball ornament – time to make some holiday cheer! If you saw my post earlier this week on twine ornaments, then you know I’m on a mission to decorate our 12 foot tree in a festive and low cost way. These fabric ornaments are the perfect way to tie in the fabric I used on the fabric trees, too. This holiday is going awesome. Okay, let’s get started!

What You Need

  • 1 yard of fabric
  • 20 foam balls or ball ornaments
  • 30 feet of ribbon
  • scissors

First – you’ll need either foam balls or old ball ornaments. I’m using these blue ornaments from 8 years ago – they just don’t match our colours anymore. Then, you’ll need to prewash your fabric and cut it into 20 squares that measure 9×9 (test one to ensure it covers your ball).

Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament: 3ten.ca

Next, cut your ribbon. You’ll need 20 pieces that measure 6 inches. Then, 20 pieces that measure 12 inches.

Time to bunch the fabric.

A few tutorials online will tell you to glue the fabric – I didn’t. They will also show you how to tie the hanging loop in a silly way – I’ll show you their way below.

Below I take the 6 inch ribbon and tie a knot to make a circle. Then, I tie the 12 inch ribbon around the bunched fabric and I catch the loop. Tie a bow and I’m done.

Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament: 3ten.ca

Look how lopsided it hangs, though! That’s just silly. Nope, not doing that.

Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament: 3ten.ca

My way – tie the 6 inch ribbon around the ball hanger. If you’re using foam balls, then just use a glue gun and glue the loop to the ball.

Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament: 3ten.ca

It hangs so much better. This is what we’re going for.

Now, here’s the hilarious part. I made 20 of these white bunched fabric ball ornaments. When they were all together they looked like…paper towels. Paper towels?! I can’t have ornaments that look like paper towels, yuck.

Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament: 3ten.ca

So, I remade them all with 4 different plaid fabrics. These are the new ones – the bunched fabric ball ornament is a hit – such a fun project.

Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament: 3ten.ca

Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament: 3ten.ca

They’re quite festive, aren’t they?

Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’re merry. It’s Friday – enjoy the weekend!

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