Making Quality Family Time and Passing Down Traditions – Homemade Quilted Christmas Ornament

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Making Homemade Christmas Ornaments

AND MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME

This was handed down to me by my mom, Maurine Fisher, and I have great memories of us working on this at Christmas time when I was a child.  Now, I do this great craft with my own kids.  Sometimes we dress them up quite a bit with ribbon and bows and other times we opt for a simpler look.  I hope that this can provide quality time (a “healthy habit”) with your kiddos just like it did for me and my mom, and now my own children.  Enjoy!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 styrofoam ball
  • 1 square foot each of 3-4 different patterned fabrics
  • 1 foot of ribbon
  • scissors
  • stick pins
  • butter knife

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STEP 1:

Cut your fabrics into 2”x2” squares/shapes.

 

STEP 2:

Place a square of fabric on the styrofoam ball and use the edge of the butter knife to push the edges of the fabric into the ball.  Be sure that the edges are secure and will not come out.

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STEP 3:

Continue placing fabric squares on the ball until the entire ball is covered (quilted).

 

STEP 4:

Get a 12 inch piece of ribbon.  Fold it in half so that it is doubled over.  Now, tie a knot in the middle so that one end forms a loop and the other end has the two ends of the ribbon.

 

STEP 5:

Attach the ribbon to the styrofoam ball with a stick pin placed through the knot and then into the styrofoam.  You can also use craft glue or a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon.

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STEP 6:

Hang on your tree or give as a gift to someone.

 

 

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