Scrap Fabric Twine Recycled Christmas Ornaments

Don’t throw away your old mismatched Christmas tree baubles.  I’ve got a great upcycling idea that will not only give your Christmas tree a new eco-friendly makeover, it will use up your leftover fabric scraps as well – Scrap Fabric Twine Recycled Christmas Ornaments!

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My recycled scrap fabric twine is one of the most popular tutorials on My Poppet, and I love coming up with new ideas for ways to use it.

In the past I’ve sewn it into a mat, woven a chair seat with it, made an upcycled planter with it, and used it for Christmas gift wrapping. The creative possibilities are endless.

My scrap twine baubles are multi coloured as I like to mix up my fabric scraps when I’m making this fabric rope. But if you have a specific colour scheme that you prefer, you can make the twine in the colours of your choosing.

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I’ve made some festive themed red and white ‘candy cane’ twine in this tutorial that would look very striking for this recycled Christmas ornament project.

The beauty of these recycled Christmas ornaments is that they can be made from materials and supplies that you already have at home (and in all likely hood were headed to the bin). Any old bauble will do.

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It’s more than likely that you have a few scuffed up, cracked or mismatched ball ornaments sitting at the bottom of your decoration box. Here’s a chance to give them a new lease on life!

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If you haven’t got any old baubles laying around, pop into your local thrift store. They sell old decorations by the bagful at this time of year, and because the colours and textures don’t really matter, you can purchase them for a song.

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These recycled Christmas ornaments would make great gifts for crafty friends.

Why not get a group of friends together for a recycled ornament making Crafternoon? It’s a great way to get into the festive spirit, and don’t forget to bring along some tasty treats to enjoy.

How to make Scrap Fabric Twine Recycled Christmas Ornaments

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You will need:

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Caution: Hot glue can burn so please be careful. If you get hot glue on your skin run it under cold water immediately.

I seem to burn myself every time I use hot glue and this project was no exception! Behold my blistered thumb. Ouchy!

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Note on using plastic baubles: Some plastic baubles may melt or deform a little due to the heat of the glue. I found that all of the ones I used were fine except for the clear plastic bauble. The clear plastic shrunk a little when it was heated, but it wasn’t noticeable as the texture of the twine disguised it.

If you find your plastic baubles are a little bit ‘melty’, just use a minimal amount of glue as you may melt a hole right through the plastic. I had no issues with the harder plastic or glass baubles.

How to:

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1. Starting from the top of the bauble, closest to the hanging cap, add a small bead of hot glue.

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2. Working quickly and taking care not to get glue on your fingers, glue the fabric twine around the cap. Continue in a spiral fashion down the bauble.

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3. Work in small sections at a time as the hot glue cools and sets quickly.

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4. Hold the twine down firmly until the glue just sets, then move onto the next section.

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5. Try to ensure there are now gaps between the twine or the bauble underneath will show.

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6. Continue wrapping scrap fabric twine around the bauble till the whole ball is covered.

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7. To finish, snip off the remaining twine and glue the end down neatly.

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8. Ensure all the twine is adhered firmly and evenly by giving the bauble a little squeeze when you’ve finished all the gluing. If the hot glue is still a little bit warm and pliable it will ensure the twine is snuggled up nicely against itself.

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Recycled Christmas ornaments all done! Now it’s time to make some more. Don’t they look great covered in tall that colourful scrap fabric twine.

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9. Add a ribbon or twine for hanging. I’ve used coloured cord and frayed the ends a little to give a tasselled effect. You could also make your own cord and small tassel from embroidery thread.

Recycled christmas decorations - mypoppet.com.au

Recycled christmas decorations - mypoppet.com.au

These baubles look really cool hung from a dried branch for a modern take on a Christmas tree.

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