DIY Christmas Ornament ~ Easy Fabric Balls

Happy Friday morning!

I am getting geared up for Christmas, and I am here today to share a super simple tutorial on making fabric covered balls.  These all started with a big box of old ornaments I was planning on sending to Goodwill… Then I had an epiphany!

Here is how they turned out…

DIY Christmas Ornament

These take NO TIME at all to make!  If you can use a hot glue gun… You can make these 😉

Here is how I made them…

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

I used some cheap linen-looking utility fabric from JoAnn’s… Around $3.50 a yard with a coupon!

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

That’s it!  I covered all of mine while the babies were taking a nap…. Easy Peasy!

Want to see a few more pictures??

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

Hope you love them!  These would be so fun in any fabric to match your tree!  I want to do some more in ticking cloth… Or a plaid might be fun… Oooooh the possibilities… 😉

Super cheap, super quick, but super CHIC… Love projects like that!

I would love for you to share these and PIN them below!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome weekend!



  1. Bonny on November 27, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Found this on pinterest – love it! How thick is the ribbon?

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      Use the plans at www. for this project like I did – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha


  2. Terri on November 5, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Shelly, I just saw on an earlier post that she got the hooks in Hobby Lobby. 🙂

  3. Shelly on September 26, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I have to say… these are incredible! This WILL be happening on my tree this year! Can I ask where you find the cute ornament hooks? I’ve never seen them anything but dull, boring and ugly!

  4. Melinda @ Love, Melinda on December 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    These are so easy and so cute. Thanks!

  5. Christina on June 26, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    These are adorable!!!!!

  6. Chelisa Brooks on November 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I made these tonight! I love them so much! I love creating a lot of your projects!!!

    • Chelisa Brooks on November 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      I also found some plaid fabric and cut them into strips to tie around the string of lights! It pulls the entire tree together with the fabric ornaments, plus added pops of the red color we were wanting! I am so in love with our tree this year!

  7. LadyBizBiz on November 22, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Fab idea, I’m all into recycling old stuff. Delighted to PIN this project to my board. I’m visualising an alternative too … wrap little blocks of wood in fabric, tie with cute ribbon and hang on tree … you’ve sparked my creativity. Many thanks, brilliant website and FBpage. ~ Rhianne aka @LadyBizBiz (Virtual Assistants in Wales)

  8. Loretta E on November 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    This makes me antsy to get our tree up! I love this idea!

  9. Sandra McMoore on November 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

    What a great idea! I have lots of ornaments i don’t use–from the years I did all blue-and-silver,all red-and-gold, all red and green, etc. Maybe this year I will do all plaid!

  10. Sarah on November 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Love this idea. Simple yet elegant! Thank you for sharing this idea.

  11. Lauren on November 17, 2012 at 6:14 am

    You pretty much read my mind on this, only I was waiting until after Thanksgiving to make them! Now, I don’t have to calculate the fabric measurements, so thanks! They are beautiful!

  12. Sera Powers on November 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    These are a great project for covering my cheap-o ornaments in totally different colors! I was thinking I wasn’t going to be able to do a total tree makeover but, this has really inspired me to go wild with a fun candy colored sparkly fabric my little one will LOVE. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Kate on November 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Those are beautiful … I love the simplicity of their look (does that make sense?).

  14. April Keener on November 16, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Very cute and easy! Would make a cute craft project for kids too if you got plastic unbreakable ornaments and some cute kid fabric 🙂 Planning on adding another tree to our house this year so need cheap but nice looking ornament ideas like this to fill it up. Thanks!

  15. [email protected] on November 16, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Love it! Where did you get those cute ornament hooks?!

  16. Renata on November 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I love it a lot. This is exactly what I need, this year I plan to have a rustic christmas decorations. Lot of burlap, pince cones, green wreath, woods decoration. I have lot of color christmas balls, so now I know what to do with them 🙂 Thanks for sharing the idea.

    • Shanty2Chic on November 16, 2012 at 7:22 am

      I’m going for the exact same look 😉 happy to help!

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