Scrap Fabric Ornaments

December 1st, 2009 in member junk     
TinTinJunkFan TinTinJunkFan, member
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Dont have a bannister to hang these on...
...so I hung these in a doorframe with pushpins...you can see one of the vintage ornaments (with the rickrack)in the back
Covering a cone shape is more of a challenge especially at the narrow end....try to angle the pins so they dont stick out the other side!
Got started on this ornament project in the summer...

Inspired by some old fabric-covered styrofoam ball ornaments that have been in my family for years....I scrounged through my bag of fabric scraps and ribbons....Easy project, no sewing,no gluing, just place and pin!  The colorful silks are from a child's kimono vintage 1960's...a flea market find...  The silk is great because it stretches and is very forgiving on curves.  While I was at it I updated the faded and frayed ribbons on the original ornaments too.  Perfect way to use up bits and pieces of ribbon and fabric too pretty to throw  away...


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, eclectic, fabric, ribbons, silks, styrofoam balls, decorative straight pins

Comments (3)

suewhitney writes: So cute and clever....love!!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:35 pm on December 2nd
shabbychick writes: Your ornaments are beautiful - so creative and colorful - and a perfect way to use bits and pieces!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 10:53 am on December 2nd
junkermidge writes: You did a great job on these. And you're right, they are a perfect way to use up fabric and ribbon scraps. I especially like the one in the last picture. Way to go!
Midge Posted: 12:25 am on December 2nd
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