fabric ornaments from mod podge rocks

by @according2kelly on July 29, 2010

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
Scissors
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.

Cut your fabric into manageable bits – circles, sqaures, octahedrons – whatever! Parents, you obviously might want to do this part depending on the child’s age.

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!

Kids should keep coating and adding fabric. I had a great time! Cover the entire ball.

Use your Glitter Podges to coat the outsides. It’s so fun and it really sparkles. Add as many coats as you like!

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?

baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-ispired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.

21 comments
Brenda j
Brenda j

These are a great idea for using up my loads of bits and pieces of sewing & quilting scraps. I also keep bits of the embellishments too for making tags etc., they'll look super on ornaments such as these. THANKS SO MUCH!!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

they are so much fun! hope you have a great time making them!

mypad media
mypad media

My brother suggested I may like this blog. He used to be entirely right. This publish truly made my day. You cann't believe just how so much time I had spent for this info! Thank you!

Gold Preis
Gold Preis

A really nice blog with so many sinfully posts. it interessting to read, but one problem i have. with the opera browser the blog shows some problems, but with firefox everything is ok. keep rolling.

Österreich Kamagra rezeptfrei
Österreich Kamagra rezeptfrei

Very nice site with sinfully posts. But one problem. i am using the safari-browser and have some display problems with your site. better check this. thanks and never stop posting

Lt1 Parts
Lt1 Parts

Hi, I can’t understand how to add your site in my rss reader. Can you Help me, please :)

Naturally Me Creations
Naturally Me Creations

How cute! :D I'd have to improvise with styrofoam balls though, I've never seen those little balls you use here. They'd look so pretty with some glitter on too. :) Tnx for sharing. :)

Galaxy Ballast
Galaxy Ballast

Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again - taking you feeds also, Thanks.

potenzmittel
potenzmittel

That’s Too nice, when it comes in india hope it can make a Rocking place for youngster.. hope that come true.

Wolfgang Blender
Wolfgang Blender

Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing … :)

Hamilton Beach Eclectrics Blender
Hamilton Beach Eclectrics Blender

my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with ‘we leave it to you to decide’.

Blender Sunbeam
Blender Sunbeam

Hello. Great job. I did not expect this on a Wednesday. This is a great story. Thanks!

Majic Bullet
Majic Bullet

good good…this post deserves nothing :( …hahaha just joking :P …nice post :P

White tea bags
White tea bags

I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case. WoW :)

Carey
Carey

Love this idea! I may have to try it this year esp with my son now here -- I would love to maybe put a picture on one! :) Thanks for posting!

Mod Podge Amy
Mod Podge Amy

Thank you for the feature! Just reposted today. :D

Alaina
Alaina

Yay! Thank you for giving us a kid friendly idea for when it's too hot outside! My son will have a ball! ;)

vanessa
vanessa

Fabulous!! We can totally do this

Previous post:

Next post: