Last week, we talked about how to piece together smaller pieces of batting into a large piece for your quilting projects. Sometimes, you will still have little scraps that you don’t want to throw away- here are some snowman ornaments made from scrap batting! These are fun for the kids to make as well. Just get out all of your bits of ribbon, buttons, beads, etc and have fun!
- Scraps of batting- any kind
- Heat n Bond Fusible Interfacing- Extra Firm*
- Fabric scraps and assorted embellishments such as ribbon, buttons, etc.
- Twine or heavy thread to make the hanging loop
- Fabric Fuse glue*
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Here’s what you do:
Trace the snowman and hat patterns (click here for pattern PDF) onto the dull side of the fusible interfacing. Cut out the interfacing, leaving a little bit of a border around the pattern shape.
Place the interfacing with the snowman design shiny side down on a scrap of batting. Fuse in place according to the package instructions.
Place the interfacing with the hat design shiny side down on the WRONG side of a scrap of fabric. Fuse in place according to the package instructions.
Cut out the snowman and hat on the lines.
Repeat using a tiny scrap of orange fabric for the nose. Cut out a triangle shape for the nose.
Cut a piece of twine for the hanging loop, fold in half and glue to the back of the hat. Embellish hat with ribbon if desired.
Glue hat, nose, and embellishments onto the snowman; allow to dry thoroughly.
Ta-da! Wasn’t that easy?? You can find more fast and easy projects here at the Thermoweb blog.
I was looking around for more ideas for ornaments made with batting. If you’d like to see a demonstration of some really beautiful and elaborate reproduction ornaments made from cotton batting, take a look at this video: