I love collecting fabric scraps, especially those tiny little leftover pieces that are too preciousto be discarded.It’s usually around the holidaysthat I like to get crafty and dream up waysto makeuseof them. This supersimple,no-sew projectisanidealChristmas craft! Read onfor the easy-to-follow instructions
1. Ensure your fabric scraps are pressed flat. Trim them into small pieces no bigger than1 inch long. Oddly shaped triangle scraps work really well! Remove any loose threads.
2. If your bauble has a removable screw-on top, set it aside now.
3. If possible, place the bauble on your finger to help hold it steady while you’re applying glue and fabric. Using the paintbrush, coat a small area at the base of the bauble with Mod Podge or glue, and place one fabric scrap in position.
4. Position the next scrap beside it, being sure to overlap the fabric edges slightly. It’s best to put lighter fabrics down first, and darker fabrics overlapped beside them, so there’s no ‘show through’ of the darker fabric prints.
5. Continue with this process of adding glue and scraps until the entire bauble is covered.
NOTE: For baubles with a screw-on top, be sure to keep this area free from glue or fabric.
6. Evenly coat the entire fabric bauble with another thin layer of Mod Podge or glue. Then don’t forget to wash that paintbrush right away!
7. Hang the bauble up or sit it on its opening to allow it to dry completely. Once dry, you may also like to add a layer of varnish for a glossier finish.
8. Reattach the bauble top.
9. Cut the ribbon length in half. Make a hanging loop with one length. Thread it through the hole at the top of the bauble and tie a knot. Trim the ends and heat seal them if you wish.
10. Thread the remaining length through the same hole and tie a decorative bow. Again, trim and heat seal the ends.
11. Your bauble is all ready for trimming the tree!
To receive a free downloadable PDF pattern for this project, click HERE . It will arrive in your inbox right away.
If you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, be ure to visit the Molly and Mama Blog whereI have a range of pretty pastel projects and patterns featuring embroidery, English paper piecing and patchwork.
They’re designed for beginners but are perfect for anyone looking to rediscover sewing and learn new skills.
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