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Thread: 2-1/2" styrofoam balls - any ideas for christmas ornaments using fabric?

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    2-1/2" styrofoam balls - any ideas for christmas ornaments using fabric?

    while cleaning out and reorganizing my sewing/craft room I cam across a bunch of styrofoam balls that have glitter and christmas scenes on theme. Any ideas on how to recycle them for christmas ornaments using fabric? I have seen the folded star ornaments but they all seem to take 3 inch styrofam balls and these are smaller.

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    I have made the folded star ornaments with the smaller sized balls and they worked just fabulous. If I remember correctly, I just used two inch squares and fiddled with layout until it fit nicely. Sorry, it has been so long I can not remember specifics. Another thing that is fun to do with the balls is just cut scraps and hot glue gun some ribbons and beads and imagination.
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    Thanks Brenda! i think i will try using some 2 in squares. Lord knows I have enough in my stash to experiment a little!

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    Last year I made some ornaments in crazy patch style gluing fabric to the ball.

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    I have seen some that look really homely and pathetic and then some that look like they were made by extemely talented artists. I think the difference was entirely the choice of fabric. Try using velvets, satins or mylars for your balls and covering the seams with strings of pearls or beads.

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    I'm going to try and decoupage strips of fabric onto balls...I'm hoping it works out!!

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    Christmas ornaments

    Quote Originally Posted by ragqueen03 View Post
    while cleaning out and reorganizing my sewing/craft room I cam across a bunch of styrofoam balls that have glitter and christmas scenes on theme. Any ideas on how to recycle them for christmas ornaments using fabric? I have seen the folded star ornaments but they all seem to take 3 inch styrofam balls and these are smaller.
    Try the 2 1/2 balls "Prairie Point Pinecone Ornament" I saw the directions 9-23-12 but don't remember by whom. I do have directions ifyou want. Marilyn

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    Here's a tute for the folded star ornament: http://www.allthingscrafty.com/2011/...ents-full.html

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    I have tried these and gave up. there not round when I get done lol

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    Have you looked up "Japanese Kimekomi ?" I have a book by Suess and Hewitt on this fabric art form and the designs, which are based on quilting patterns, are exquisite! Good Luck!

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