How to Make a Simple Fabric Wrapped Styrofoam Christmas Ball Ornament


These simple fabric-wrapped Styrofoam Christmas ornaments are easy to make. This is a quick and easy ornament for a craft group, class or group of children. Each person can make more than one in a sitting. The supplies to make a bunch of these are inexpensive and work for a low budget. The fabric-wrapped balls make nice small Christmas gifts, too. You can buy any sized Styrofoam ball or make some in different sizes.

Step 1

Cut a piece of fabric with the pinking shears; it should be big enough to wrap around the Styrofoam ball and gather at the top with a couple inches of loose fabric at the top.

Step 2

Gather the loose fabric together at the top so the fabric completely encloses the ball.

Step 3

Double-thread a needle with 12 to 14 inches of thread, and knot the ends.

Step 4

Start the needle from the inside of the fabric gathered at the top of the ball, so the knot is hidden on the inside. Wrap the thread tightly around the gathered fabric three or four times, and feed the needle back through the gathered fabric to the inside center of the gather and pull it tight.

Step 5

Cut the needle off and tie the two ends into a knot so you have a loop to use to hang the ornament.

Step 6

Decorate the outside of the fabric covered ball however you like or leave it as is.

Things You'll Need

  • Styrofoam ball, any size
  • Christmas fabric
  • Pinking shears
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Decorative items (ribbon roses, sequins, Christmas buttons)
Keywords: Styrofoam ornaments, fabric-wrapped ornaments, homemade ornaments, Christmas craft, Christmas decorations

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