Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fabric Tree Ornaments

These fabric covered ornaments are much faster to make than the ribbon ornaments in my previous post.

I used my Big Shot die cutting machine and the 3 in. and 3-1/2 in. circle dies to cut 2 fabric circles. Follow the directions below to cover a styrofoam ball, then cover the stitching and make a hanging loop with ribbon.

For the gold organza ball, I covered the stitching with 2 rows of 1/4 in. wide Sticky Strip (104294) and rolled it in Champagne Glass Glitter (120997). Use a long needle to bring the ends of a length of Baker's twine through the ball from the bottom to the top. Cover the stitch on the bottom with a circle of Sticky Page and press it into glitter, then insert a Basics Glimmer brad (121003). Use the ends of the twine at the top to tie the ribbon loop and bow in place.

-cut the fabric with the 3-1/2 circle die and the Big Shot (I trimmed 1/8 in. for the size of ball I had)
-fold the circle in half and mark the fold with pins
-open the circle and fold again with pins together
-mark the fold with pins
-open the circle and fold again with pins together
-mark the fold with pins
-open the circle and fold again until 8 pins mark the edge
-mark the ball and measure around the middle
-mark the ball into quarters
-match the quarter marks of the fabric circle and the ball and pin in place
-pin the remaining pin markings of the fabric to the ball
-pin the second circle to the ball in the same way
-stitch the edges of the fabric together so that they just meet to reduce bulk
-the ball looks like this
-measure a length of ribbon to go around the ball and form a loop with a bow
-hold ribbon in place with pins and sew it to the ball to hide the stitching around the middle
-form a loop and tie a bow to secure it

1 comment:

ArtisticInkspirations said...

These are beautiful!! and simple to make!! TFS!!