Rag Ball Ornaments

Rag Ball Ornaments

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This is our month of ornaments! Today we are sharing simple rag ball ornaments. Simply rip and tear strips of fabrics, wrap them around Styrofoam balls, add a little ribbon and you are good to go. If you have a large stash of yarn balls, you can wrap them, too. Although we used a hot glue gun, if you are making them with children, you can use craft glue, they will just take longer to dry.


 

Materials:

  • 3″ Styrofoam balls
  • assorted quilting fabrics
  • ribbon 1/8″ – 1/4″
  • assorted buttons
  • bead headed straight pins or florist pins
  • hot glue gun

Directions:

Rip fabric into 3/4″ strips. If your fabric is 44/45″ wide, you will need 2 – 3 strips. Note: Although you can cut the strips, ripping them will cause the edges to unravel a bit and give that rag ball look to them.

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Place some glue on the ball.

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Attach a strip and cover the whole ball with the fabric gluing on more strips as you need them.

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Glue ribbon to the bottom of your ball and wrap. Every time I got back to the bottom I added a little dab of glue to hold in place.

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When you are done adding the ribbon, pin a button to the bottom covering up your start and stop points.

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To make the hanger cut another piece of ribbon 12″ long. Slide it under the decorative ribbon at the top.

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Tie the ribbon in place making sure your ends are the same length. (About 6″ long.)

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Bring the 2 ends together and tie a knot creating a loop to hang on a tree.

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Use the loops to hang on the tree!

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Kimara

2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the Christmas ornament project. My 3 granddaughters live 2,300 miles away. Each month I send materials for a project they can complete at home. The ornaments are just perfect for the December fun! Blessings to you this Advent Season!


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