No Sew Quilted Ornament

No Sew Quilted Ornament

What You'll Need:

3" Styrofoam Ball
2.5" Square Pieces of 3 Different Fabrics
12" of Ribbon
Lots of Flat Head Straight Pins
Hot Glue
 

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Crafting Time: 1 Hour

How to Make No Sew Quilted Ornaments

Decorate your tree with No Sew Quilted Ornaments! This intermediate DIY is a great craft to advance your skill level while adding some pattern to your holiday tree.
  • 1 Select fabric

    Begin by selecting the fabric you want to be the center of the design. Place  squares wrong side together and pin to the ball at the four corners.

  • 2 Add 3rd piece

    Create a third square in half (side out). Open it up and place a pin from the wrong side of the fabric through the center of the square. Pin this to the center of the square on the Styrofoam ball.

  • 3 Fold corners

    Now fold the 2 corners of the rectangle down to the opposite edge. Place 4 pins along the bottom edge. Turn the ball 90 degrees.

  • 4 Repeat steps

    Repeat steps 2 and 3 three more times to form. Some of the backing square will show through and that is ok.

  • 5 Repeat steps again

    Find the opposite side of ball and repeat steps 1 through 4.

  • 6 Pick second fabric

    Pick your second fabric. Continue with the same folding pattern, but start that second row approximately ½" out alon gthe center lines of the first row.

  • 7 Place pieces on the diagonal

    Once the 4 main pieces are down, begin placing the pieces on the diagonal. Place the point of the fold on the imaginary line between the 2 pieces that have already been placed.

  • 8 Flip ball over & repeat

    Flip the ball over to the other side and repeat steps 4 and 5.

  • 9 Repeat steps again

    With the final fabric, repeat steps 4 through 6.

  • 10 Finish ornament

    All of your pieces on both side should meet around the center of the ball. Hot glue the ribbon around the ball so that it hides the unfinished edges and pins. Make a hanger out of ribbon or string and secure it to the ornament with pins or hot glue.