I love everything about Christmastime – the gift giving, yummy food, festive music, and especially the holiday decorations. Because Christmas brings me so much joy, I’ve always wondered how I can carry it with me throughout the year in a way that doesn’t include traditional décor. I finally figured it out! This year I made Ankara print fabric ornaments. They’re ornaments that can be used as everyday decorations whether winter, spring, summer, or fall.
In today’s DIY tutorial I will show you how to make Ankara print ornaments. If you don’t have Ankara print, you can use any piece of non-Christmas themed fabric. Let’s start crafting!
Ankara Print Christmas Ornament Tutorial
- 3” ball ornament*
- Ankara print fabric
- ⅝” width ribbon
- ¼” width ribbon
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
*It’s best to use a thick glass ornament. The hot glue can melt the plastic.
Cut: one 10” square of fabric, an 18” strip of the ⅝” ribbon, and a 10” strip of the ¼” ribbon.
Place the fabric square on a flat surface with its wrong side up. Hot glue the bauble ornament onto the middle of the fabric square.
Draw a circle of hot glue around the ornament’s opening.
Gather the fabric and attach it to the circle of hot glue. Try to keep the fabric as smooth as possible to retain the ball’s shape.
Fold and glue down the excess fabric.
Tie a bow around the ornament using the ⅝” ribbon. Then use the ¼” ribbon to tie a loop on the ornament’s hook, hiding the knot by the base.
Trim any loose threads.
Decorate to your heart’s content throughout the year!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I’ll see you in the new year. – Sharifa
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Take 15 minutes today to read, write down, and meditate on this scripture: “And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.” – Luke 1:28, KJV