This Christmas I really wanted to make some ornaments with my adult children, we used to make so many ornaments when they were little and it’s really something we all miss. I wanted something quick and easy but of a moderate skill level and I looked on Youtube and found just the right project that was going to suit us to a tee. Although they all know how to sew, the no-sew version of this quilted ornament was going to be a lot better for our time table, because they would only be able to spend a couple of hours doing this because, well they are all grown up and have many personal obligations. I already had all the materials laid out on the craft table when they arrived. I had several Christmas themed jellyrolls laid out so they could easily make their fabric choices and I had to make sure I had lots of straight pins, each ornament requires 200 straight pins, so make sure you have plenty.
After each person chose their fabric, we cut our Jellyroll strips into squares. We then just followed the simple instruction and started pinning down our quilted pattern onto the styrofoam balls.
These turned out so beautifully and we were all surprised that they did not have a homemade look about them. We couldn’t believe how professional and store-bought they looked, although we knew that no one anywhere could find something this cool and original in a store. We managed to do about 35 ornaments in one hour, so we were ready to go when their Dad started yelling for us to come down and start decorating the tree he just put up. Hubs nearly fell over when we came trotting down the stairs with armfuls of these beauties. I cannot recommend this project enough.