How to Make Fabric Ornaments

Fabric Christmas Ornaments are quite possibly the easiest, cutest DIY Ornaments EVER!  And it’s fun to personalize them a bit!  How?!  …with a button!  I’ll show you how to make it with a little step by step tutorial.  I love a Christmas Tree with a mix of glass blown ornaments and burlap crafty ornaments…the blend is perfect!  Buttons is this weeks ‘One Item’ to incorporate into my craft…such a fun way to embellish almost any craft…here’s what I did (other button crafts in the links below…and a GIVEAWAY, too).

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  1. 3″ styrofoam ball
  2. Fabric scraps – I used leftover drop cloth
  3. Tacky Glue – love it
  4. Scissors
  5. U Pin – floral department or Cable Staple – hardware store
  6. Jute String
  7. Cute Button

Going with the grain, cut 8 – 1″ x 11″ strips of fabric.  Apply Tacky Glue to one strip at a time and roll the styrofoam ball over the fabric until wound around the ball.  Repeat with each strip until the ball is covered.  (Have your strips all start at the same point).

Add a little glue where necessary until the fabric is flesh against the styrofoam ball.

Add a Staple or Pin to the top of the ball (where the fabric pieces begin and end).  Slip folded piece of jute into the Staple then press the Staple tight.

 Keeping the jute string out of the way, apply Tacky Glue to one more strip of fabric and cover the pin.

Allow to dry (or if you’re impatient, tie a knot with the two ends being careful to not lift the last fabric strip).

 Trim the ends of the jute string and cover the ends with your favorite button!

Let the Christmas decorating begin…Easy Right!  That’s How to Make Fabric Christmas Ornaments, this is a craft that my Sweet B’s will love!  I have lots of other burlap home decor and craft projects to check out…

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  1. MaMa Libby says:

    The Tutorial needs a bit of editing —– “Add a little glue where necessary until the fabric is flush against the styrofoam ball.”

    That is FLUSH, not FLESH.

  2. What a beautiful idea for ornaments. 🙂 Megan

  3. Sherry says:

    Great idea. I have been seeing these in a lot of places. Love the texture! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  4. Christine says:

    like the aqua nugget necklace

  5. Karen Gonyea says:

    ADORE the aqua nugget necklace!

  6. Lindsay N says:

    What a lovely giveaway– I love her jewelry, especially the new gold line!

  7. Sarah says:

    I love the chevron necklace! Great giveaway!

  8. I just love all of Lisa Leonard’s designs…seriously, the girl has great taste and is so creative! My two absolute favorites are the gold hearts and the gold chevron. Love her, love them!

  9. Grey says:

    Looks good in the burlap-I used fabric scraps for mine. Thank you for the nice giveaway. I like the gold wildflower necklace.

  10. Dawn says:

    I love the Baby’s First Spoon 🙂

  11. dani marie says:

    i love the gold tiny twig necklace.

  12. Kristina says:

    Very cute, Aimee! Burlap has such a cool rustic look to it. I bet you could disguise old dated ornaments this way too. I’m thinking about spraypainting some of my old ones simple and white.

  13. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Such a great, rustic, old-fashioned look!

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  14. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the tiny twig necklace.
    Thanks for the chance.

  15. Iliana R says:

    I love the gold connected necklace!

  16. Sherri B. says:

    Sterling Marked By Love Necklace

  17. Believe it or not I already have the fabric and styrofoam to make these ornaments after I found a pic on interest. I like the additional button embellishment and may have to give it a try. Thx for sharing.

  18. Erin says:

    tiny twig necklace!

  19. nickie says:

    The aqua nugget necklace

  20. Molly B says:

    love, love, love the hidden treasure shell and pearl bracelet. . .reminds me of when we lived in Florida!

  21. Kathy H says:

    All of the jewelry is simply gorgeous!! I especially love the ‘Gold in a Nut Shell’ Necklace. Be especially blessed, Kathy

  22. Emily K. says:

    I love the Gold from any Angle earrings! Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. Amy K says:

    Wow. Love everything on her site. Gorgeous stuff. I think the gold Chevron necklace that you featured is still my fav. Thanks for the give away opportunity.

  24. Erin Buchanan says:

    I’m so glad I checked her sight/blog out! I’m loving the connected heart necklace.

  25. debbie jackson says:

    gold wildflower necklace debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  26. Debra T says:

    Love the Smokey Drop Earrings and the Chevron necklace.

  27. Buttons, Burlap and Christmas, hello, my 3 favorites! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving Aimee

  28. Teresa Vanselow says:

    I love the snowman ornament.

  29. love ALL of her pieces, but I am drawn to the chevron necklace! the new gold line is fab!

  30. SalBug says:

    At the Cross bracelet is simple and beautiful.

  31. Celeste says:

    Love the Gold Tiny Twig necklace!

  32. Tonya @ Love of Family & Home says:

    What a cute ornament idea!! Thanks for sharing Aimee!!

  33. Pauliina Oksanen says:
  34. Jill says:

    I like the Connected necklace – either in gold or silver.

  35. Very cute, Aimee ~ love the rustic vibe and the sweet button detail! Happy Thanksgiving!

  36. Bridgett says:

    The Sterling Silver Devoted Bracelet is my favorite, but it’s hard to choose a “favorite” they’re all beautiful! Thank you for this awesome giveaway! The Christmas ornaments are stunning, Aimee! xo

  37. Natalie says:

    Aimee this is such a fantastic idea – so pretty!

  38. Diana says:

    The aqua nugget necklace is very pretty! Thank you…………

  39. Shauna @Satori Design for Living says:

    Once again- love! I could see a series of these, and wouldn’t they look great monogrammed too. Good project to get the kids involved in.

  40. Mo says:

    Love the aqua nugget necklace!

  41. Aimee, I never would have thought to cover an ornament with burlap, but it looks really cute, especially with the twine and button. And what a fun and easy project to do with the kids.

  42. Kara says:

    I love her gold basic rectangle necklace!