Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fabric Ball Instructions

These fabric balls are fun and super easy to make. I created some Christmas themed ones that are currently on display at the store along with free instructions. They are great to hang from lighting or you can use them as ornaments for a tree. They are also shown in the "Orgins" post below. My friend, Kim Johnson, created a mobile using these fabric balls for her nursery. Christmas balls, created by Kari Morrison.

Here is what you will need:
  1. 5" Styrofoam Ball (or whatever size you wan to do)
  2. 2-3 yards of fabric depending on full you want it
  3. Box of straight pins
  4. Scissors, fabric cutter, or rotary cutter
  5. Small hook with screw for hanging
You can get styrofoam balls at any craft store, or on-line in bulk (cheaper that way)


  1. Place fabric doubled up inside out on table
  2. Draw 5" circles using a pencil as close together as possible to maximize fabric usage. ( I traced an old cd for this)
  3. Cut circles out using a fabric cutter, rotary cutter, or scissors
  4. Fold circles into 1/4's with outer fabric facing out
  5. Using a straight pin, pin point into styrafoam ball as displayed in picture below
  6. Continue to pin folded circles in fabric all around ball switching directions every so often until ball is covered.
  7. Place hook screw in top of styrafoam to hang ribbon from.
Sample pinning:

They look great as Holiday Decor and are easily hung from lighting.

1 comment:

  1. Ohhhhh! The Christmas ones turned out beautiful! I love them!!