I got bit by the holiday decorating bug this past weekend and got to work creating several little touches around my house that marry my love of Christmas with my love of quilting! I created some Quilter’s Christmas decor that I’m absolutely in love with!
And the best part is… it was so easy!
I took lots of pictures along the way just for you… and because I absolutely fell in love with the way the whole project turned out!
I found a box of clear glass ornaments in our Christmas stash, cut up some scrap fabric… anyone can do this!
You might have noticed that I have a thing with stars… a bit of an obsession really 🙂 So, of course, I had some strips of scrap fabric with stars to incorporate with my Christmas decorations.
What you’ll need:
- Scrap Fabric – I also used shiny ribbon to add a little more glitz and texture to the ornament.
- Clear glass Christmas ornaments
- Chopstick or pencil
The chopstick or pencil is helpful to get the pieces inside the Christmas ornament because let me give you a warning… the edges of the glass ornaments may be sharp unfinished edges. Also, if you have enlisted the assistance of younger little helpers, make sure they are aware of the danger as well!
It is easy to get the fabric and ribbon in the ornament, but almost impossible to get back out so let me give you a few tips that I learned while experimenting!
The widest strip that I used was about 3/4″ and the thinnest strip was about 1/4″
I used them to decorate my fireplace because our tree if full of handmade ornaments and little trinkets from the children already.
You could make these as guild swap gifts as well!
The important thing is to have fun with it! 🙂 If you make some ornaments, tag me in them so I can see your beautiful work. @iseestarsquilting #iseestarsquilting