Cardboard and Fabric Scrap Ornaments

Cardboard and Fabric Scrap Ornaments

When I’m crafting with my daycare kids, I enjoy to repurpose supplies from about the residence and the recycle bin. It keeps crafting expenses down, encourages us to be resourceful and creative, and it offers a second life to things that would commonly finish up in landfill.

See all of our Christmas “TREE” Ornaments right here.

Fabric scraps and cardboard are a two of my favourite supplies to repurpose, so I generally have a significant stash of each in the craft cupboard. They come in particularly handy for creating Christmas ornaments.

3 fabric covered cardboard trees on brown paper background

Today’s Fabric Scrap Christmas Tree ornaments had been ideal for working with up small bits of fabric leftover from some of my larger sewing projects.

Crafting with fabric is such a delight for youngsters. They enjoy rifling by means of our scrap bin, examining all the distinctive colours, textures and patterns. They get a kick out of obtaining fabrics they’ve made use of in other projects as well. Not only is fabric a treat for their eyes and their sense of touch, functioning with smaller pieces, like we are for this project, is fantastic for fine-motor abilities.

Fabric Scrap Christmas Tree Ornaments

Cardboard Christmas tree cutouts, fabric scraps, scissors, glue stick


  • thin cardboard (cereal box weight)
  • scissors
  • fabric scraps (cotton and flannel work well)
  • glue (we made use of a glue stick)
  • thread for hanging


Fabric Scrap Christmas Tree Ornaments

  1. Cut Out Cardboard Tree

    Cut an uncomplicated triangular tree (with trunk) out of a piece of cardboard.

  2. Cut Fabric Scraps

    Cut your fabric into smaller pieces. Don’t be concerned about the shape of your pieces, just chop them up so you will be in a position to match really a handful of on your cardboard tree.

  3. Glue Fabric to Cardboard

    Glue your fabric pieces to the cardboard. Overlap the pieces and extend them beyond the edges of the cardboard for complete coverage. The edges will appear a bit messy, but do not be concerned. We’ll take care of that in the subsequent step. fabric scraps glued to cardboard christmas trees

  4. Trim Excess

    Trim all about the edges of the cardboard to reduce away any excess fabric and tidy up the edges of your ornament.Cardboard and Fabric Scrap Ornaments

  5. Add Hanging Thread

    Glue a loop of thread for hanging to the best/back of the cardboard.

3 tree-shaped Christmas ornaments made out of cardboard and fabric scraps

Hang your scrappy small ornaments on your Christmas tree, or use them as gift toppers this Christmas.

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