Christmas is only 71 days away!
Welcome back! We're on day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas celebration, offering you inspiration for all things Christmas through our fabric collections and free patterns, as well as tutorials by some of our favorite blogging designers! Today Stephanie from Late Night Quilter is here, sharing an easy no-sew project--one you can even do with kids! Make sure to check out all 12 days of fun and watch for opportunities to win a fat quarter bundle of some of our Christmas fabrics!
On the sixth day of Christmas, we have:
No-Sew Ornaments by Stephanie and Michelle of Late Night Quilter featuring the Season's Greetings collection!
No-Sew Christmas Ornaments with my Favorite Fabri-Quilt line - Season's Greetings
My name is Stephanie Palmer, from Late Night Quilter. I'm a longarm quilter and pattern designer from Austin, Texas. My business partner Michelle and I are thrilled to join forces with Fabric-Quilt to bring you new craft ideas for the holiday season! I love the classic designs Fabri-Quilt is offering this year in the Season's Greetings collection. They honestly have every holiday fabric you could possibly need for the season. Michelle and I thought it would be fun to come up with a no-sew, easy, family craft project. We're always looking for rainy-day activities to do with our kids. And we actually thought we'd do something crazy this time and pair beautiful, elegant fabrics with our messy, chaotic family fun time. This way we are sure to end up with a final-result that the kids loved making and that we would be happy with setting on our entry way tables.
If you want to give this easy project a try, here's what you need:
- Your favorite holiday fabrics (fat quarters are perfect)
- Cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler
- Water balloons
- Modge Podge
- A bowl
Step 1: Cover your work surface with paper. Pour approximately a half-cup of Modge Podge in a disposable bowl and dilute it with an equal part of water. Blow up several water balloons, and try to make them as round as possible for the best final product. (Round balloons are perfect for Christmas, and egg shaped balloons would give you perfect Easter egg decorations for the Spring!)
Step 2: Using a rotary cutter, ruler and a mat (or a pair of fabric scissors!) cut long strips of fabric, approximately 1/4" wide.
|1/4" strips of fabric|
|Michelle and I really need manicures.|
|The kids love the tactile nature of having their hands in Modge Podge, and holding onto balloons.|
|Michelle loves a good no-sew craft that will keep her 3 year old daughter entertained.|
Step 6: After the Modge Podge has dried, pop the balloons. You can remove them from the hole at the bottom, or jut leave them unseen, tucked up inside the fabric.
Step 7: Pile them in a beautiful vessel for a centerpiece that your children will be proud they made, or place hooks in them for your Christmas tree ornaments.
For a chance to win a beautiful bundle of Fabri-Quilt's Season's Greetings collection, please sign up to follow Inspired By Fabric, or like Fabri-Quilt on Facebook. Hop on over to my blog, Late Night Quilter, and leave a comment letting me know you've entered, and I will draw a winner using a Random Number Generator on Saturday morning October 18th, 2014.
The 12 Days of Christmas: