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Ornaments from your child's closet

Christmas Crafts Winter

As a part new, part consignment store I'm sure you can understand that we are excited about recycling. Sometimes your child's outgrown clothing is just not in good enough shape to consign, but that doesn't mean that we can't use them for something else! Like these cute Christmas ornaments! A fun and easy craft to do with your little ones, and a great way to turn a child's favourite shirt or dress into a keepsake ornament.
What you need:
  • Outgrown and outworn shirts or pants
  • Foam balls
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Floral wire (or string)
How to make them:
  1. Find colours or patterns that work with your holiday theme (or let your child pick their favourite for a great way to make a keepsake of a special piece of clothing).
  2. Cut all the seams off the clothes, including the collar, cuffs and yolk. Then, take off any buttons. This will ensure you get as much fabric as you can.
  3. Use different-sized foam balls and straight pins.
  4. Lay out a piece of the fabric. Roll one of the balls with the piece of fabric to find out how big the strips need to be to cover the foam. Cut the fabric this length so you have a big strip.
  5. Fold the strip up lengthwise four times and cut different widths.
  6. Take one end of the fabric and wrap it around the ball and pin it. Continue this process until the entire ball is covered. A second set of hands is helpful.
  7. Use floral wire to adhere the ball to garland, a wreath or a tree.
So easy, but what a cute result! I'd love to see how you made out so please share your pictures on our Facebook page or send them to us in an email!

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