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DIY Fabric Wrapped Christmas Ornaments – Thrifty Style Team

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Today we will show you how to make DIY fabric wrapped Christmas ornaments.

Our Thrifty Style Team is back this month and we are sharing lots of Christmas and Holiday ideas! We are always blown away with the creativity of each team member. Not to mention the fact that the ideas are thrifty, meaning that they are low-cost projects. This month we are sharing DIY fabric wrapped Christmas ornaments.

This project idea was sparked while visiting our local Dollar Tree store back at the end of September. They already had some of their Christmas decor displayed like these round plastic ornaments.

We thought it would be fun to have custom ornaments on our tree that matched our home decor. Using one of our most favorite fabrics, we got down to business. This fabric was leftover from when we made curtains in Jenn’s former home in North Carolina. Recently we used it to line THIS painted tray and fabric liner. We just knew that it would be perfect for the living room Christmas tree.

Plastic is preferred over glass because it can break. It is also better than styrofoam because it can crush or get dented and misshapen.


  • Round plastic ornaments – you decide how many
  • foam paint brush
  • Mod Podge
  • fabric of your choice – thin cotton is best. Cut into 2 inch squares
  • drying mat such as a box or sheet of plastic
  • **optional – holly and berries for embellishment

How to Put it Together

  1. Carefully remove the metal hanger. Save to add back on later.
  2. Make sure to avoid adding Mod Podge and fabric to the neck or hanger area of the ornament.
  3. Paint the outside of the ornament with a thick layer of Mod Podge.
  4. Add first piece of fabric to the ornament. .This does NOT need to be perfect. Smooth into place.
  5. Add next piece of fabric. Smooth into place. You may need to add more Mod Pod to the fabric.
  6. Repeat this process until the ornament is fabric covered.
  7. Turn the ornament upside down until it is completely dry.
  8. Reattach the metal hanger.
  9. **Embellish with holly and berries.

Not to confuse y’all by showing a different fabric LOL. Several ornaments were being made and our hands were gooped up with Mod Podge. It was very hard to stop and photograph.

Here you can see the different layers of wrapped fabric. Mod Podge dries very quickly, which is why we love to use it.


Adding holly leaves and berries just gives a little added touch.


Medium blue and teal aren’t typical Christmas colors, but in our homes they are.

Nowadays anything goes. Decorate with whatever makes you happy.


On the Christmas tree they look even prettier and brighter.


What colors do you like to decorate with at Christmas? The rest of the house will be fairly traditional this year. The blue and teal will be in the living room where it is typically that hue year-round already. It will be so pretty!

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  1. You guys know I’m bananas over these ladies! Love, love, love how simple these are to make yet elegant all at the same time. Thanks so much for the step by step guide on how we can get the look too. I definitely want to try to these. Love and hugs, CoCo

  2. You know I love these so much! I love that you added a little red and green…it makes the colors just pop!

  3. You KNOW I love these blue ornaments! Simple stunning for any style.
    Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

  4. I was at the Dollar Tree just yesterday (showed up on the wrong day for a doc appointment so used my time shopping). I almost bought some of those ornaments then I put them back because I didnt know what to do with them. Guess you showed me!

  5. I have got to try making some of these! So simple but so elegant and the perfect way to match your ornaments to your decor.

  6. These are amazing, the blue and white design is eye catching. i absolutely love this!

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