New, easy fabric ornament series: “Mad for Plaid & Paisley”

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!

Three differnt, DIY fabric ornaments all made from old shirts! No sewing required! Today I’m sharing the easiest ornament in the collection – a Wrap & Go Fabric Ornament. Even though they’re super-simple, the jute twine and buttons add charming details.

Easy, DIY Ornaments that take just minutes to make! Sweet details make them special.

Wrap & Go Ornaments by Patty Schaffer.

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
  • Buttons
  • 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.

Sweet details from super-easy, DIY ornaments.

Dress ’em up with twine and buttons.

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.

I want these easy, DIY ornaments on my tree! Great DIY gift idea, too.

Don’t miss the next Mad for Plaid & Paisley tutorial on Thursday. See you then!

Happy crafting.


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4 Responses to New, easy fabric ornament series: “Mad for Plaid & Paisley”

  1. joyce a nicholson says:

    That is a great idea I am doing a Fourth of July tree this year i have some fabric from making a
    tree skirt thanks for the great idea.

    joyce nicholson from WV

  2. Erica de Mello says:

    Hi I just sign In. So happy to see this ball ornaments. I Hv lots of Hawain shirts. To use. The ones with velvet ,U cut trianguls before. Tks. Hugs. Erica

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