I am so thrilled to introduce you to our guest this week! Angie, from The Country Chic Cottage is a master at transforming ordinary objects into works of art. I love her tutorial this week because it reuses old Christmas ornaments and transforms them into something vintage-chic for mere pennies. YES! So, don’t go anywhere! You’ll want to check this out.
Hello all!! I am Angie with The Country Chic Cottage! I am thrilled to be here on How Does She!! Y’all can’t see my happy dance from there can ya?? 😉 The Country Chic Cottage is all about decor, transformations, crafting, and tutorials…all while on a budget! I started blogging after a new year’s resolution to spruce up my home decor. The twist? No budget to do it with! Come on over and follow along with my adventures!
So do y’all need some more ornaments? This rag ball ornament trio might just be for you!
Maybe you have some ornaments still in the attic that just aren’t your style anymore. You can use these techniques to cover them up and make ’em gorgeous! First up? The muslin rag ball….
For this one you will need some muslin, spray adhesive, your trusty glue gun, your printer, and a ball. The ball can be styrofoam like here or an old ornament you want to cover up. Anything will work!
Now we are going to print right on that muslin! Yep just your standard printer will work! You need a piece of cardstock. Through trial and error I determined where my muslin should be located on the cardstock and marked it.
Rip your muslin to just a little smaller than the cardstock. Use spray adhesive to attach your muslin to the cardstock. Use any computer program to make red words running lengthwise. Run that muslin attached to cardstock right through your printer!
Rip it into strips. Why rip?? Those gorgeous shabby, frayed edges!! Don’t cut…rip!
Start wrapping your strips around securing each end with a drop of hot glue. Save one strip for the hanger on the top.
If you are using a styrofoam ball, insert an eye hook or something on the top. Run your last strip through the eye and tie.
You have rag ornament #1! How about adding #2?
Same basic concept as above you just rip your muslin to 7 inches by 9 inches. Print any picture or words you want.
Wrap around the ornament or ball and tie with a ribbon. Just use the ribbon to hang on the tree.
Y’all stop on by the cottage for even more projects and tutorials! You don’t wanna miss…
Also check out myseries on gifting handmade this holiday season
Y’all come on over and hang out! I would love to have ya! Also check out my etsy shop while you are there!
I had a blast being on How Does She today! Thanks bunches!!
Thank YOU, Angie! I love the idea of printing directly onto fabric! Ooooh, the possibilities! Time to go and re-dress some old Christmas ornaments! Now, don’t forget to stop by The Country Chic Cottage and say ‘hello’ to Angie for me!
I live in a little place called Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and love being a Canuck! I married my very best friend 15 years ago and am a mother to four adorable girls who keep me on my toes constantly. Being a homemaker is my favorite occupation, though I'm also a portrait photographer and avid Project Lifer! Oh, and I LOVE working at HowDoesShe, sharing ideas for women, by women, on how to make the most out of our lives! It's amazing!
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