DIY scrap fabric & ribbon Christmas ornament, DAY 1

DIY fabric & ribbon ornament craft. How to make easy ornaments with the kids for Christmas. Frugal Crhistmas ornaments to DIY with the family.

DIY EASY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

I am SO excited about my 30 days of DIY Christmas ornaments. And first up on the list is this super cute scrap fabric Christmas Tree! There are SO many really great DIY ornament tutorials out there and I can’t wait to share with you some of my favorites my family and I have made over the years…and some new ones too!

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For this fun tree ornament I used a piece of scrap fabric, and not just any fabric I used left over fabric from a DIY Halloween costume I made for daughter # 3. I almost threw it away but I had that little crafty hoarder on my shoulder that said ‘no Megan! Keep that because you might need it later’ lol! And clearly I was glad I listened because I got to turn those scraps into a super cute Christmas ornament.

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DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament

Check out the video tutorial or keep scrolling to see picture instructions. Don’t forget to stop by my YouTube channel and subscribe to keep up with all my up to date DIY crafty videos

First trim down your stick. I made mine so that it was a little wider than the width of my hand. I used wire cutters to trim mine, which truthfully wasn’t the best thing to use but it was what I had on hand and it worked.

DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament

Now cut your scrap fabric into strips. Like I said earlier, I used pieces from a costume to make mine. I cut my strips approx. 1” wide.

DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament

Cut the strips for your ribbon. I gaged about how wide I wanted my base then added about an inch. I used that piece to measure out the rest of the strips and cut them to the same size. I ended up cutting 3 strips of each ribbon but only used 2 of each.

DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament
DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament

Before I started tying the strips of fabric and ribbon onto the stick I went ahead and hot glued the buttons together. This way they were completely dry and ready when I needed them. I used 1 small white star, 1 small red button, and 1 even smaller green button. I hot glued the red button on top of the star, let that dry, then hot glued the green button on top of the red button.

DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament
DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament

Next start tying on your strips of fabric and ribbon. Be sure to leave room at the bottom for the base of the tree. Don’t pull the fabric pieces too tight. Depending on the type of fabric you are using pulling too tight can cause it to become stretched out. I’m using t-shirts scraps {from a costume I made for daughter # 3) and if pulled too tight then it would be way too stretched out and loose it’s shape.

DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament
DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament

After you have all your pieces tied to the stick you want to straight out each piece before you cut it. That way you have a nice straight tree line to cut.

DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament

Now cut your tree into the shape of a triangle. I highly recommend using fabric scissors for this step. I tried using my regular craft scissors and it totally failed {you can see it in the video at the top of the post} So I had to pull out my beloved fabric scissors and they worked SO MUCH BETTER! After you have both sides cut into the triangle shape you can trim them to make them even.

DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament
DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament

Then hot glue your buttons to the top. I glued mine to the side that didn’t show the knots. Let the glue dry. Then add your twine to hang. I glued my twine hanger around the buttons because it seemed to secure it more.

DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament
DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament

And now it’s ready to hang on your tree! I can’t wait to make more of these with my girls. When I record my DIY tutorials I don’t usually have my kiddos help, well because anxiety goes up lol. And if I let one help they ALL want to help and having 4 young kids in a small space trying to record a craft video that makes sense enough to post for the world to see is REALLY hard hahaha! In all seriousness I hope you enjoyed this crafty tutorial and be sure to check back for more 30 DAYS OF ORNAMENTS.

DIY fabric and ribbon Christmas tree ornament. How to make super frugal ornaments for Christmas with your kids. Easy stick tree ornament

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