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DIY Twisted Scrap Fabric Decor Balls

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DIY Twisted Scrap Fabric Decor Balls

Y'all have no idea how much the thrill of snow excites me. We might be getting some snow soon here in this fine city of Atlanta and I cannot wait to see my kid's faces as they play. In our neighborhood, there will be tons of hot chocolate and roasting of hotdogs. Last time, a tree fell at the beginning of our subdivision

Did you know that the beginning of winter is the perfect time for collecting pinecones? Many of them have opened up and they seem to be in abundance in our neighborhood this year which is great because I can definitely find things to do with pinecones. Our first project of the new year involves both pinecones and Waverly Inspirations. We hope that you love these Waverly DIY Twisted Scrap Fabric Decor Balls as much as we do.

DIY Twisted Scrap Fabric Decor Balls

Materials

  • Waverly Fabric in 2 different patterns
  • 4″ round Styrofoam balls
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • Waverly Super Premium High-Performance Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint in Lacquer, Curry, Ocean and Evergreen
  • Paint Brush
  • Pine Cones


Directions

PINE CONES:

  1. Use paint to paint pine cones. I painted the top tips of the pine cones and then flipped over the pine cone and painted the bottom of the tips as well as the bottom of the pine cone. Let dry completely.

FABRIC BALLS/SPHERES:

  1. Cut 10 strips of one pattern of fabric 1.25″ wide x 52″ long or the length of your fabric. I loosely measured this and some of my strips weren't too even but it was okay.
  2. Take one strip and cut one end on an angle. Begin to roll the fabric on the angle to create a long, rolled up piece. Secure every now and again with hot glue if desired. Begin to roll the long piece into a spiral. Continue to roll the fabric and then the spiral and tack it every so often with hot glue. Once your spiral is complete, set it on top of the ball. Gently press the spiral so it forms to the ball. Remove the spiral and add hot glue to the bottom and press it onto the ball.
  3. Continue with your second and subsequent strips. Cut the fabric on an angle and begin to roll the strip. Attach the strip to the end of the piece on the ball with hot glue. Continue to roll the strip and attach it to the ball with hot glue. Repeat until the entire ball is almost covered.
  4. For the last and final strip, repeat step one. Making the spiral “off” the ball and attaching it on later, just as you attached the first spiral.
  5. Place your pine cones and fabric balls into a decorative dish. Photograph and send to friends so that they will be green with envy.

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  1. What a cute idea! It looks like it’s easy to make and it would look very classy for home Decore. I am definitely going to try something like this.

  2. Those are super cute! I love home decor like this that’s rustic, cute, and most importantly, EASY. If it’s not easy, I won’t do it. LOL

  3. I’ve been trying to think of a good center piece for winter. This would look adorable on my living room coffee table.

  4. ellen beck

    I can send you some snow 🙂 Well OK, not much snow by the time it arrives.
    This is a cute little project. I bet too if you wanted you could sew scraps together to get the lengths. They almost remind me of the old rag rugs that are so colorful. It is really quite pretty.
    At my house the cats would turn them into cat toys!

  5. Reesa Lewandowski

    OH I just love these!!!! What a great idea to use up extra fabric! I love the color of the fabric you used here too!

  6. Pam Wattenbarger

    These are super cute. They are so trendy right now too!

  7. These are amazing. That fabric worked so well! This is such a nice way to create some bright decorations.

  8. What a gorgeous decor idea! I have a few pinecones that the kids found while on a nature walk and an empty decorative bowl that would make a great home for this project.

  9. I love how bright your basket is! This is such a fun idea, and a great way to use up all those fabric scraps I have been accumulating! It is tough to me to throw away leftover scraps, and I’m pretty sure I would have fond memories looking at the fabric decor balls and recognizing fabrics from various projects. This sounds easy but totally looks like something you would buy at a store.

  10. This looks great! I have plenty of pine cones in my yard to do something like this with. They look great and give a pop of color to a bland room. 

  11. Ann Bacciaglia

    I have a ton of fabric I could use to make these. I love that way they look and they are so easy to make.

  12. love the look of that, very colorful to add that pop in any home! looks fun the make too… I’ll have to hit the craft store and give this a try : )

  13. My favorite part of this is that you can keep them out year round. Too often the ones in stores are very seasonal. You solved that here for us. I would add some white lights and wha-la.

  14. How creative! These are all beautiful. Who would have thought these were made from scrap fabric.

  15. michele d

    Omg! What a cute idea. I’m seriously going to try make them. They look pretty easy to make too! Love it!

  16. I would love to make those fabric balls, they looks so pretty. I still used the cones that my daughter painted from ten years ago.

  17. Love these fun decors! I love adding DIY decors to my house, Definitely trying this one.

  18. Rebecca Swenor

    These scrap fabric balls and the painted pine cones are just gorgeous. This is a craft that could be done with the kids too so I am going to have to do both of these ideas with them. Thanks for sharing the instructions and gorgeous decorations.

  19. What an awesome idea! I think it’s a fun craft and it adds color to your decor at home! I’m definitely considering doing this in the next weeks. I love DIY decor!

  20. This looks like a lively project to undertake.
    I like the way it adds some color to a room.

  21. That is a really resourceful idea. And it is environmentally friendly. No more scrap yarn going in the trash. I love it!

  22. Jeanine

    Oh my goodness. These are gorgeous and so easy to make. What a fantastic idea. I LOVE the look of them. I need some for my desk!

  23. That is a cool way to decorate. I feel like I am missing some decor in our home since we moved. I have tried to unpack everything quickly and hang pictures. But the walls in some places still seem bare. I also need an end table too.

  24. How adorable! Something like this would perfectly go well with the bohemian theme of my bedroom. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  25. Melissa

    these are just so lovely and look easy enough for me- who is not crafty at all- to recreate! I love how colorful and cute they are- thanks for the tutorial!

  26. Oh how fun and decorative are these! Too cute and I would of never though to paint pinecones!

  27. Those are absolutely adorable! I have a wire basket that this would be so cute in.

  28. These balls are so cute and I love the centerpiece decoration you make with them. This is a wonderful idea to use up those fabric scraps.

  29. Crystal

    Those are super cute! I’m kind of relieved the holiday decor is put away, but it is looking pretty plain. Need to make some for our house.

  30. Dana Vento

    That’s simply creative. The end result just looks too nice, I’m afraid I might not be able to get the same one, haha. I can make one for our friendly family cat!

  31. My Teen Guide

    That looks so nice, I finally have something for our Easter event this year! And a quick roll for one might be nice toy for a pet as well.

  32. Oh my goodness, what a great way to add a pop of color into your decor. I’d love to make some of those fabric decor balls, I always have scraps of fabric that I don’t know what to do with.

  33. I remember getting one of those fabric decor balls before. So that is how it’s done. How creative! So pretty too! Really love it!

  34. I love this!! I took the Christmas decor down today (sadly enough), and I’m going to need some new decor.

  35. Veronica

    Oh my gosh I love this!  So easy to make. 

  36. Robin Rue

    These are really cool! I never would have thought to add the fabric to them like that.

  37. Dana Rodriguez

    That is really pretty and so easy. I love how colorful it is!

  38. I love home decor like this that’s rustic, cute, and most importantly,

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