loading
Picture of 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.
2. Scissors
3. A chop stick or any pointed item.
4. Styrofoam balls

Step 1:

Picture of
 
RoseRaven made it!8 months ago

Used red, green, and white fabric and made some of these for our tree! I used a butter knife instead of a chopstick. The last piece of fabric was the trickiest. Thanks for the Instructable!

WIN_20141219_230530.JPG
faye.neigut19 months ago

How adorable! I don't even have to get out the dreaded needle and thread;-( I can hardly wait to make some! These shall be my "new" ornament for the year!!

Ludvicka (author) 1 year ago

You can really use any size you want just adapt the material sections to look good and in proportion to the size ball. The ones in the picture are about the size of a tennis ball like you said. At Easter I have made them on egg shaped one and used them on a little egg tree for decoration. Hope you enjoy them. Also solid colors look good and more modern if that is the look you need for the occasion.

I love these. What size of styrofoam ball are you using? About the size of a tennis ball, or larger?

Ludvicka (author) 1 year ago

I have made them with egg shaped Styrofoam and spring colors and they are a really cute centerpiece for Easter. Good Luck, once you start you can't stop trying more and more. They make great little gifts too, which gives the excuse to make lots.

shema19991 year ago
I suppose it would work for any shape styrofoam. that gets my craft juices flowing! Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for this!
kmac11 year ago
Theses ornaments look wonderful! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the great instructable!
Ludvicka (author) 1 year ago
Sometimes because of the type of fabric a flatter tool to poke it in is easier. I use a letter opener and sometimes a clay tool that is kinda like a little spatula. I think your first one is great. It just takes a little practice. Tight woven material seems to work better also. The smaller the pieces are the easier they are to get flat against the ball. Good luck. Looks great.
nfrye1 year ago
Any suggestions for the clean edges on yours?
nfrye1 year ago
Love them here's my first one!!
13, 11:28 PM.jpg13, 11:28 PM.jpg13, 11:28 PM.jpg
Ludvicka (author) 1 year ago
It would work because you can make the pieces as small as you like. Thanks for looking and good luck with your crafting.
blackweb1 year ago
Very nice idea...for the Christmas theme you could also try different cloth ribbons cut up.
Amazing how "hard" they look, as in many people would be convinced that they were very hard to make. Thanks for sharing!
Love this! Reminds me of an ornament from my family's tree, but, I imagine, much easier to make :)
These are beautiful! What a great technique. :D