welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season. dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.
today, our featured blogger is one of my blogging idols, the queen of all things decoupage – amy of mod podge rocks. amy writes…
Fabric Ornament Tutorial
I know that right now many of you have little ones at home – they are out of school, it’s hot outside and they are bored. Good news – Mod Podge is here to help. Set your kids at a table with these fabric scrap ornaments and let them go to town. They are so easy and inexpensive, you probably have everything you need already, and your kids are going to have a great time.
Supplies & Tools:
Mod Podge® – your choice of flavors. I used Glitter Gold, Glitter Silver and Gloss
Paper mache ornaments – as many as you want to make
Fabric scraps – I didn’t have any holiday ones specially so I bought 1/8 yard pieces from JoAnn. They were only around $.30 a piece with the sales right now
Embellishments – whatever you have laying around; I used ribbon and buttons
Flat Paint Brush – one for everyone!
Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Here are the goods. A couple of paper balls and some fabric. Oh, styrofoam works too, but I liked these because the hanger was attached. I have little patience when it comes to hanger-ing.
Kids love to get messy, and so do I! Work one or two shapes at a time, putting Mod Podge down on the ball and then placing the fabric squares. Tell the kids not to do too big of an area at once – we don’t want crying when the Mod Podge dries and nothing sticks!
Set the ornaments asie to dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Use your Beacon craft glue to add embellishments. I added buttons, ribbon, etc – whatever floats your boat! Again, make sure your glue is child safe if the little ones are going to be attaching embellishments. Set to dry for at least a few hours before hanging on the tree.
Your kids had a great time, didn’t they? This might be good for them to make as gifts for family members. You can even have them Mod Podge pictures of themselves or names on top. And as I said, you can use Christmas fabrics, but it would also be fun to use any fabrics and embellishments you have lying around.
for more great ideas visit amy at mod podge rocks. her site is FULL of tutorials & ideas. you could easily spend hours browsing. but i’d suggest you start with her tutorial for some fun wall art, button art, mod podge screen printing, or polka-stripey tray.
about amy: I am a 33-year-old transplant from Seattle living in Atlanta, Georgia. I was born from creative genes, so I’m carrying on the tradition. I have been knitting for 18 years, sewing for longer and decoupaging for just a few. I do all of these things on a daily basis, or at least as much as I can. In addition to Mod Podge, I love the color blue, dogs, reading, cold weather, funny movies, road rallies, yogurt, garden gnomes, sock monkeys, running, tattoos, being outdoors, buttons, snuggling and apparently blogging. Who knew I would love it this much?
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