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Do you need an easy Christmas craft tutorial that all the family can join in making? Well today’s post is just for you. Here is how to make a scrap fabric tree ornament for your Christmas tree this year.
This idea is great for last minute crafting. When you find yourself already in December with a need to be making something quick and simple.
How To Make A Scrap Fabric Tree Ornament
I just love using up all the fabric scraps in my overflowing remnant bag! This tutorial really does speak to me right now, because as usual I have plenty of extra fabric pieces left over from other Christmas projects I’ve made. And also as usual I want to use every last piece.
Todays tutorial will use up plenty of these small fabric pieces. And even the kids can get involved, as most of the stages are pretty easy. In fact, we have made these to give as little presents to close friends and family this year. There is nothing grandmas love more than a personal handmade present, and these fabric tree ornaments fit the bill nicely.
Furthermore, as you can make them with sticks, twigs and salvaged pieces of ribbon as well as your fabric scraps they are also pretty zero waste too!
So what do you need to make these cute Christmas ornaments?
You Will Need
- A 6 inch cinnamon stick, piece of bamboo, twig or dowelling.
- Some fabric scraps or pieces of ribbon.
- Coordinating ribbon or twine to use as a hanger for your finished ornament
- A glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Small buttons – yellow, white or wooden work best, but you can use whatever colour you like.
How To Make Fabric Christmas Tree Ornaments
Cut your fabric into strips, each of mine were about 1 inch by 7 inches (
Cut your hanging ribbon or twine into 7 inch pieces.
Take your cinnamon stick, twig or wood and lay it onto one of the fabric scraps. Tie a knot in the fabric on the front of the stick.
Repeat with more fabric scraps. I like to alternate my colors to give a pretty effect. Push all the knots together to keep the scraps tight. It took me 12 fabric scraps to fill my cinnamon stick.
Once the trunk is full pull all the scrap fabric pieces out to ensure they are all at right angles to the tree trunk. Using sharp scissors cut a graduated triangle tree shape from the scraps.
Next, take a glue gun and glue one end of the hanging ribbon to the top of the tree. Then use another dab of glue to secure the second end of ribbon. And finally secure a button over the top of all this. My buttons were all salvaged from old clothes and previous crafts I’ve made.
Let this set and your DIY cinnamon stick Christmas tree ornaments are finished!
You can make these in any colour way to match your decor. I made one in this Cath Kidston fabric as I love these fabrics.
I made a padded fabric Christmas tree in these fabrics too! Do you want to know how to make fabric Christmas trees? Find my tutorial and fabric Christmas tree pattern here.
Alternative Ways To Make These Christmas Tree Fabric Decorations
Instead of a cinnamon stick, why not be more zero waste and make more primitive Christmas trees by using twigs? Be sure to use a relatively straight twig and knock off any wobbly bits before tying your fabric strips around the trunk.
And another alternative is to make a ribbon tree ornament instead of fabric tree ornaments. Just use pieces or salvaged or bought 1 inch ribbon instead of the fabric pieces!
Would You Like To See Another Scrap Fabric Tree Ornament Tutorial?
These are not the first fabric Christmas ornaments that I have made for the blog. Find my free motion embroidery fabric ornaments free patterns over in this post.
Or read about how I made my fabric scrap wreath.
I find Christmas to be so wasteful, and just love reducing plastic waste into the bargain. See how you too can have a more zero waste Christmas.
Have you found this tutorial on how to make fabric Christmas ornaments useful? Do you think you will be making these?
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