Well hallo there! This is Amy from Mod Podge Rocks. Some say I’m addicted to Mod Podge, but I say I have a “healthy appreciation” from it. Perhaps this is what all addicts say? I’m so happy to be here today, and thanks to Jamielyn for having me. I think after trying this project, you are going to be addicted to Mod Podge as well – or if not you, your children! These ornaments would make a great gift idea, plus they are a hoot to make. I had a great time. I think you will too.
Introducing Mod Podge fabric ornaments! On some boring weekend, you can set your kids at a table with these fabric scrap ornaments and let them go to town. Once you are done, slap them on the tree (okay, not so much slapping as placing). They are so easy and inexpensive, you probably have everything you need already, and your kids are going to have fun.
Gather These Supplies
Mod Podge – your choice of flavors. I used Glitter Gold, Glitter Silver and Gloss
Paper mache ornaments – as many as you want to make
Fabric scraps – I didn’t have any holiday ones specificially so I bought 1/8 yard pieces from JoAnn. They were only around $.30 a piece with the sales right now
Embellishments – whatever you have laying around; I used ribbon and buttons
Here are the goods. A couple of paper balls and some fabric. Oh, styrofoam works too, but I liked these because the hanger was attached. I have little patience when it comes to hanger-ing.
Cut your fabric into manageable bits – circles, squares, octahedrons – whatever! Parents, you obviously might want to do this part depending on the child’s age.
Kids love to get messy, and so do I! Work one or two shapes at a time, putting Mod Podge down on the ball and then placing the fabric squares. Tell the kids not to do too big of an area at once – we don’t want crying when the Mod Podge dries and nothing sticks!
Kids should keep coating and adding fabric. I had a great time! Cover the entire ball.
Use your Glitter Podges to coat the outsides. It’s so fun and it really sparkles. Add as many coats as you like!
Set the ornaments asie to dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Use your Beacon craft glue to add embellishments. I added buttons, ribbon, etc – whatever floats your boat! Again, make sure your glue is child safe if the little ones are going to be attaching embellishments. Set to dry for at least a few hours before hanging on the tree.
Your kids had a great time, didn’t they? This might be good for them to make as gifts for family members. You can even have them Mod Podge pictures of themselves or names on top. And as I said, you can use Christmas fabrics, but it would also be fun to use any fabrics and embellishments you have lying around.
Thanks Jamielyn, for having me. I appreciate it, and I hope to see you all again soon. Cheers!
Thanks Amy for a great tutorial! These look so fun and easy to make, I can’t wait to try them! Make sure to stop by Mod Podge Rocks where you can learn how to decoupage just about anything!
Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.