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Easy DIY Giant Fabric Ornaments

Easy DIY Giant Fabric Ornaments #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorldEasy DIY Giant Fabric Ornaments

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It is definitely the most wonderful time of the year because Christmas is just about here. We hope you love our Easy DIY Giant Fabric Ornaments #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorld.

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Materials

    • 3 empty yogurt cups, washed, dried and labels removed
    • Waverly Fabric in 3 different colors/patterns ~ Note: the pattern fabrics worked best for this project because they hide the “flaws” such as the bumps and any hot glue that may show through if you put it on too thick.
    • 3 10″ rubber balls (found in the toy section at walmart)
    • Waverly Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint in Plaster
    • Waverly metallic multi-surface acrylic paint in Antique Silver and Golden
    • Waverly sheer red ribbon 5/8″ wide
    • Waverly red satin ribbon 1.5″ wide
    • Garland
    • White mini lights
    • Low Temp Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
    • Paint Brush
    • Scissors
    • Template
    • Pencil
    • Utility Knife

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  1. Print the template in Adobe Acrobat and make sure you uncheck the box that says Fit to Page or Scale to Fit. After printed, cut the two pieces out and tape them together in the center lines. The final piece should measure about 14″ x 4.5″
  2. This may be the hardest step! Use a utility knife to cut an x in the bottom of the yogurt container. These containers are thicker than you may think! The easiest way to cut into the container is to use firm strokes and go over the cut several times until you actually cut through the plastic. If you use too much pressure, you may cause the entire bottom of the container to break. Be patient, this is the most time consuming step!
  3. You want your X about the size of the X in a lid that a straw pokes through.
  4. Paint your yogurt containers with acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. 2-3 coats may be necessary.
  5. Use a pencil to trace the template onto the wrong side of your fabric. Cut out the fabric with scissors. You need 8 pieces per ornament.
  6. To attach the fabric to the ornament, start by gluing one end to the center of the ball with hot glue. Pull the fabric firmly but not too forcefully to the bottom of the ball and affix it with hot glue.
  7. You’ll need to cut the edges of the fabric that “bubble up” and away from the ball. Once cut, (see image) glue the ends onto the ball, keeping the fabric as smooth as possible and then glue the center portion onto the ball.
  8. Add your next piece of fabric. Make sure it overlaps the existing piece about 1″. Repeat the process of attaching the top and bottom with hot glue and then cutting the fabric on the sides and gluing them down. Continue until the entire ball is covered.
  9. Use a pen cap or blunt end of the scissors to poke through your yogurt container. The hole may be painted shut!
  10. Cut a 6″ piece of red sheer ribbon and fold it in half. Shove the ribbon into the bottom of the yogurt container with the pen cap. Gently pull through the other side and attach with hot glue so the ribbon does not come out.
  11. Add hot glue to the rim of the yogurt container and attach to one end of the ball.
  12. Repeat until all ornaments are completed.
  13. Add mini lights and wide ribbon to your garland. Hang your garland and hang your ornaments on the garland.

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  1. How cute is this? My son is dying to decorate the house and I have not been able to buy too many things. This is perfect it’s cheap and it looks really pretty.

  2. Amy Desrosiers

    These are some mega cute ornaments. I love that you used rubber balls as the shape. Very cool!

  3. Love it! So pretty! I wish I was gifted like you! Such a great DIY! 

  4. Sarah L

    Those are fun and make a bold statement. Thanks for the instructions.

  5. I love these. Simple to make and they look great!

  6. This is such a fun decoration! It’s very creative, and I like that it could be easily customized to someone’s particular taste or decor.

  7. I love these. I have to decorate for a Christmas party next week, and am definitely going to make some.

  8. Tammi Roy

    This looks fantastic. I will have to give this a try for my mantle. I love DIY projects.

  9. gingermommyrants

    These ornaments turned out fantastic. I will have to get the supplies I need to make some this weekend.

  10. Oooh, somebody’s crafty! These are so festive. Thanks for sharing!

  11. These are amazing ideas! I love DIY ornaments for Christmas! Definitely trying this!

  12. Oh wow! I love these! They are so cute and I think I could actually make them! lol

  13. Jocelyn Brown

    This is awesome! I think it’s good for my christmas decorations i will make this one! Thanks for sharing..

  14. What a great idea. I love how easy this is to do. And no need to worry about these ornaments breaking.

  15. This turned out so well. I like the fabric designs. What a fun DIY craft to do.

  16. omg how creative. i love tit. they care so big and pretty. so eye catching

  17. Like paper mache for grown ups! Very fun and they look great.

  18. What a fun idea! You have great pictures and instructions in your tutorial.

  19. Dana Rodriguez

    Those are so cute! You make it look so easy.

  20. Fabric ornaments add so much elegance to seasonal decor. Totally love the patterns that you feature on yours!

  21. Amy Desrosiers

    Waverly has the prettiest fabric. When my daughter gets her sewing machine I will have to get her some of their prints.

  22. These are so stinking cute. I love that you can change them up to match the holiday decor that you already have up!

  23. Kathy

    This is a great idea. I love making ornaments for the tree. I’m going to have to try these ones next. How fun and creative!

  24. Reesa Lewandowski

    How cool are these? And what a great way to recycle too!! I love that you can make them so uniue and fun!

  25. Those are nice! I wouldn’t mind seeing some of those ornaments hanging on my mantle either. I love huge ornaments like that.

  26. I’ve been wanting to make giant ornaments and never thought of using fabric. I love it!

  27. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I love these ornaments. They even look like a project I might could do. Thanks so much for sharing. 

  28. Zoey

    These came out great! I like that it’s a good way to use up scrap fabric!

  29. Jenni

    These are so cute! Love that they are easy to make!

  30. What a cute idea. I ca see it expanded for many an occasion. They could even become hot air balloons. Very cool

  31. Brianne

    What a great idea! I love DIY ornaments and will definitely be crafting these with the kiddies this weekend! 

  32. What a great craft to engage in with your kids to celebrate the holiday- and these ornaments are totally adorable and are ones that are sure to become treasured family heirlooms!

  33. Sherry

    I really like this idea. These are something the kids can help make.

  34. Oh, wow! These are super cute and festive. Gotta try this!

  35. Brent Arceneaux

    I absolutely love this idea! They’re super cute and inexpensive!

  36. What an ingenious way of making Christmas ornaments and using perfectly ordinary things, too that we just throw away. Christmas is inching its way ever closer, this sing-along playbook Kidioke would be perfect for your Christmas shopping list.

  37. Cynthia R

    I love how you recycled yogurt cups to good use. And you can found those balls so cheap, do they still bouce?

  38. You always have interesting ideas! Children can take part in the manufacture of such decor. It always pleases them.

  39. Lynne B

    This is so darn creative! They’d look great hanging from the trees in my front yard!

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