Hi! It's Steph Jacobson, and I'm back with one more quick and easy Christmas idea. Many of you might be looking for a fun activity that can keep the kiddos entertained between dinner, presents and other festivities. This one takes very little supplies, will be a simple set up and take down and just might interest the adults, too. Not only do you clear up some of your scraps, but the kids will make something they can take home as a reminder of the time together. Let's get into these fun fabric scrap ornaments!
One of the best parts of using the AccuQuilt die cutting system is the fast and accurate cutting with very little fabric waste. My 4-H Happy Hands Quilters club even put that minimal fabric waste to good use making colorful Christmas ornaments at our year-end holiday party. This crafty project is so easy that kids (and adults) of all ages can participate.
- Clear plastic ornament balls (available at most craft stores)
- Fabric scraps
Gather your fabric scraps. For this project ANY scraps will work...the skinny little pieces leftover from cutting fabric on your AccuQuilt, selvages, and the tiny scrap triangles left from making binding. Don't be afraid to diversify they types of fabric too! Felt, wool, batik, cotton, seriously...anything goes!
Remove the metal top from each plastic ornament ball and set aside. Fill each plastic ornament ball as desired. Mix patterns and colors. You can also add bits of thread or ribbon.
Replace the metal top on the ornament and add a piece of ribbon to hang it on the tree. That's all there is to it! Safe, simple and fun.
That's all there is to it! This would also be a great idea to use when gifting a baby quilt. Save some of those scraps and make a "Baby's First Christmas" ornament to go along with the quilt.
If you make some of these fabric scrap ornaments, please share it on Instagram and be sure to tag me (@stephjacobsondesigns) and AccuQuilt (@AccuQuilt). If you're on Facebook, you can share it there as well!