Monday, February 27, 2012

Decorative Fabric Balls (Saint Patrick's Day Edition)

I had some fabric leftover from my wreath, so I decided to make some decorative balls for my glass vase. It was the perfect addition to my St. Patty's Day decor.

In order to make this, you will need:
-styrofoam balls

First, I cut the fabric into strips. The size of each strip will depend on the size of your balls, mine were 3 inch balls. My strips ended up being somewhere between 0.5 inch-1inch wide, and about 9.5 inches long. I eyeballed these measurements so they were not exact each time. Each ball required 8 strips of fabric, but that will depend on how thin you make them.

Once your strips are cut, you are ready to begin. I began wrapping the fabric strips around the styrofoam ball and using one pin to join the ends. Continue this process until the entire ball is covered.

When your entire ball is covered and you can no longer see styrofoam, you have finished your first fabric ball. Repeat these steps to fill an entire vase, bowl, etc.

Happy Crafting!
Love, Melanie

1 comment:

  1. I think these would be cute using ribbon too! You can sometimes get a spool of ribbon for pretty cheap at the dollar store.