Selvage Christmas Ornament Tutorial

One of our family's traditions is making Christmas tree ornaments every year.  Why?  Because I love making ornaments.  I'm not much of a crafter in general, but there is just something about Christmas ornaments.  This year I decided to merge my two loves:  Ornaments and Fabric.  How can you go wrong?  Especially when the fabric is selvages?  I have a thing for selvages.

You could probably figure out how to make these on your own but I'll walk you through it pictorially.

You will need:

  • some thin 3" wooden craft squares (you can buy these at craft stores or cut them yourself)

  • craft paint

  • paint brushes (I used foam)

  • some selvages (the edges of fabric with the printing and holes)

  • scissors

  • glue gun and glue sticks

(Note:  I placed my supplies on top of my cutting mat for photo purposes only.  I do not recommend doing this project on top of your cutting mat.  You don't want to melt your mat with the hot glue gun or get paint all over it.)

I recommend two light coats of paint. 

Choose selvages that have fun sayings, images or are from your favorite fabric designer.

If you are not into selvages you can use ribbon.

For this ornament I used a selvage that had the fabric design printed on it.

Then they are ready to hang on the tree and enjoy.

A quick and easy fabric finish for the holidays.

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