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Scrappy Christmas Bulbs

By: Jennifer Heynen from jenniferjangles.com
Scrappy Christmas Bulbs
Scrappy Christmas Bulbs
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Christmas sewing projects usually mean you end up with a lot of extra scraps made from brightly patterned or themed fabric that you might not be able to use in many of your everyday sewing project ideas. Never fear! You can use up those scraps by making these Scrappy Christmas Bulbs. Designed to look like breakable glass bulbs, this adorable how to make ornaments tutorial helps you transform scraps into cute DIY ornaments. If you have a curious animal or a toddler in the home, consider making fabric ornaments like this for the bottom half of your tree. They’ll never break!

Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: Under an hour

Sewn by: Both Hand and Machine

Beginner

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Gather the kids and fabric scraps and trim and let's make some of these scrappy Christmas bulb ornaments. This is a great way to teach anyone to sew and create a one of a kind ornament for a friend or your tree. Imagine the fun you all will have and they are so easy. Just follow the tutorial or use your own imagination. So cute.

These will be so much fun. I can't wait to get them cut out and then work on the couch adding the adornment. I need to collect some ric rac, ribbon, and bling. How much fun!!!

What a fun project! Since I love bling, I would add some sequins, or glittered areas to the body. For the top, some metallic fabric or tin foil could add another dimension. . These would even lend themselves as pins for a coat by adding a little pin on the back. I have some decorative stitches on my sewing machine that could be used as garland or over stitching on ric rac trim or even embellishing fabric scraps used as garland!

I love scrappy projects like this one. The ornaments are charming in that they are dimensional. Just a little poly fil and some bits of fabric and trims. Adding a softness to these ornaments, that can double as package decorations or even hung on a ribbon as garland, is delightful. So easy to machine or hand sew as well.

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