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
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).
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.
Look how lopsided it hangs, though! That’s just silly. Nope, not doing that.
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.
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.
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.
They’re quite festive, aren’t they?
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’re merry. It’s Friday – enjoy the weekend!