We’ve been busy with the Kids in the Kitchen again with our friends at Dixie Crystals. This time, we are making the Holiday Fabric Ornaments! This was a rather simple project with minimal mess and a lovely keepsake for Christmases to come. The kids really enjoyed making them and are hoping to make a few more as gifts. Now that we see how simple it is, we can definitely work making more into our busy Christmas week.
- Small strips and squares of holiday themed printed material, brown muslin or burlap.
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon oil (grapeseed, olive, etc.)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Styrofoam balls
- Paint brush
- Twine or ribbon
First up, you need to make the decoupage glue. Simply mix flour, sugar, oil and water in a pot over low heat until well combined and smooth in texture to make the decoupage. I used half of the ingredients listed and we had plenty of glue.
Next, cover your styrofoam ball with a generous amount of decoupage glue.
Layer the fabric strips however you wish and allow them to overlap each other for maximum coverage. After each strip, cover it with another layer of decoupage. My kids found it easiest to have one of them hold the ball while the other layered the strips and glue. The ball was easier to make when they went hands on and smoothed out all the strips and glue.
Once the styrofoam ball is completely covered, make sure there is a final coat of decoupage glue over the entire ball.
Using a few inches of ribbon and a craft pin, attach the ribbon to the styrofoam ball. Hang somewhere to dry before adding it to your tree or gifting. We hung ours on the back of our patio chairs. It took a few hours to dry and then was tree-ready!