Mod Podge fabric ornaments – Christmas kids craft

Mod Podge fabric Christmas ornaments - a great kids' craft ideaI know that right now many of you have little ones at home – they are out of school, it’s cold outside and they are bored. They might need a fun Christmas kids’ craft. Good news – Mod Podge is here to help. Since many of you are also setting up trees this 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 a great time.

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 specifically 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
  • Flat paintbrush¬†– one for everyone!
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors

IMG_1237Here 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.

IMG_1238Cut your fabric into manageable bits – circles, squares, octahedrons – whatever! Parents, you obviously might want to do this part depending on the child’s age.

IMG_1239Kids 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!

IMG_1240Kids should keep coating and adding fabric. I had a great time! Cover the entire ball.

IMG_1243Use your Glitter Podges to coat the outsides. It’s so fun and it really sparkles. Add as many coats as you like!

IMG_1244Set the ornaments aside to dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Use your 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.

Mod Podge fabric Christmas ornaments - a great kids' craft ideaYour 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 decoupage 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.

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  1. Miss Mustard Seed says

    So cute and such a great project to do with kids. I’ll have to remember that for when my boys get older.

  2. Lindsey says

    Sooo much fun! I love this, I’m looking for good ornament tutorials because I want to make ours – not buy them. I know that the ones you make are so much more fun to hang up because they involve memories. :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. The DIY Show Off says

    What a great project! I HAVE to make a few! Thanks so much for sharing such clever and beautiful ideas!

    I wanted to tell you thank you so much for your votes and tweets! You’re amazing and I’m grateful! ūüėČ

    Enjoy the weekend!


  4. Carmina says

    I commend them for their ideas. So inspirational and entertaining at the same time.

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  5. Ruth James says

    I made these years and years (40+) ago BEFORE H.P.
    But H.P. makes much easier work out of them as a glue, coating AND embellishing (glitter). Can’t wait to try it again with the grands!

  6. Sharon says

    Help! I tried these and the fabric wouldn’t stick. My Mod Podge was old – does that make any difference? I used styrofoam balls, and the fabric just fell off. I wondered if it was the balls (you used paper balls) or the ModPodge?…. or just me?

    • Amy says

      Styrofoam does take Mod Podge, but you have to use a BOATLOAD because the styro soaks it up. And Mod Podge shelf life is only 2 years – so I’d get new Mod Podge and paper balls ;D

    • Amy says

      You definitely could but obviously they are breakable – and with kids I don’t know if you’d want to do that. But definitely it would work!