Introduction: No-sew Quilted Holiday Ornaments
These 'quilted' ornaments don't take any sewing skill and are quick to make. They make great gifts to make for someone to think you spent a long time on their gift (they are really quick to make, just look like a lot of work). There are only three or four items you need to make them.
1. Little pieces of material. I mean really little pieces, about one inch by two inches for each piece. Old clothes, scraps or any little pieces you can find.
3. A chop stick or any pointed item.
4. Styrofoam balls
Cut the material into small pieces about two inches but not regular. Just cut them into irregular little squares, circles or oblongs. Any shape will work. Begin by taking a chop stick, which is my favorite tool, also free if you eat at oriental restaurants and start poking the edges of one material piece into the Styrofoam ball in an irregular pattern. See photo.
There is no right or wrong way to go. Just pick a little piece of material and put it next to the one you just put in. Don't worry about pushing too hard on the foam because it will all be covered when you finish. Try to mix the colors and not have two of the same touching unless you want to use all the same color which looks good it you want to be fancy and put braid or sequins between the pieces.
After you have covered the entire ball you can add a ribbon to the top to hang on the tree or just display in a bowl as a centerpiece.
At Easter egg shaped Styrofoam can be covered in light and bright spring colors. This is a great craft for children because it doesn't require hot glue and any really pointed tools. Try with different kinds of material and sizes of Styrofoam balls. Have fun and send pictures if you like your results..
Enjoy your handiwork and impress your friends!