After I made my Farmhouse-Style Plaid Wreath and Plaid Flannel Cones, I had a lot of plaid fabric leftover. I asked readers what I should do with the remaining fabric, and you suggested pillow covers, scarves or quilts – all snuggly ideas for a cold, winter’s day. I also thought about making a series of plaid wreaths to hang together in the window. But so many ideas, so little time, right? I went for the quick & easy and whipped up these Plaid & Batting Rag Balls. They fit right into the farmhouse-style vignette I created. I still have more fabric leftover, so I guess there’s always next year, right . . . ?
To make Plaid & Batting Rag Balls, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” balls
- Plaid flannel
- Natural quilt batting (I used Warm & Natural Needled Cotton Batting, which is carried at JoAnns)
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; straight pins; optional: rotary cutter and cutting mat
To make Plaid & Batting Rag Balls:
- Cut the fabric and the quilt batting into 1” wide strips.
- Pin and glue one end onto a 3” foam ball. Wrap the strip around the ball and pin and glue the other end in place. Continue to wrap the ball in fabric strips till it’s covered.
You can make the entire ensemble – the Farmhouse-Style Plaid Wreath, Plaid Flannel Cones and Plaid & Batting Rag Balls – in an evening or two. These are all quick and easy projects, and they don’t require a lot of supplies, either. Go for it!
This meme from U-Create Crafts pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it?
How’s your holiday crafting going? Are you keeping up? Is everything finished? Or, do you already have a “next year” list?