Can you believe that these pretty, DIY ornaments are made with repurposed shirts from the Goodwill, along with balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam? Designer Patty Schaffer worked her magic to repurpose several old shirts into this “Mad for Plaid & Paisley” Christmas ornament collection. I’m sharing all three tutorials this week, so swing by your local second-hand store and see if you can score a few old shirts. And then, let’s craft!
To make a Wrap & Go Fabric Ornament, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” balls
- Old shirts in plaid and paisley prints
- Satin ribbon, ½” wide
- Jute twine
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins
To make a Wrap & Go Fabric Ornament:
1. Cut a 10” square from an old shirt.
2. Knot together the ends of an 8” length of ribbon. Pin and glue the hanger to the top of the ball.
3. Center the ball on the fabric square, and wrap the fabric up and around the ball. Be sure the fabric is gathered evenly around the ball.
4. Tightly wrap jute twine around the top, and knot the ends to secure.
5. Glue a button over the knot.
Ta-da! Depending on the size of the shirt you use, you can make quite a few ornaments from one shirt. Of course, you can also make these Wrap & Go Ornaments with favorite fabrics you might already have on hand. Simply use your fabric in Step 1 instead of the shirt, and proceed from there.
Don’t miss the next “Mad for Plaid & Paisley” tutorial on Thursday. See you then!