I love the look of decor balls in a clear vase or dough bowl, but they can be expensive! I have an easy way to add some fun Patriotic Rag Balls to your decor just in time for Memorial Day inspired by this pin I found on Pinterest. They are great for your 4th of July decor and all Summer long, too!
You’ll need several different patriotic fabrics, some styrofoam balls, and straight pins. I found my fabrics in a bundle at Hobby Lobby – each one measures about 18 x 21 inches.
First you’ll need to wash and dry your fabric. I ironed mine, too, but that’s totally up to you if you want to do that. The rag balls have a rustic feel so a few wrinkles won’t matter. 😉
Next you’ll need to tear strips of fabric. I snipped the fabric about 1/2-inch from the edge and then simply tore the fabric so it would have rough edges. Then, using a straight pin, pin the end to the styrofoam ball.
Wind the strips of fabric around the ball overlapping and covering up the straight pins as needed. Just keep adding strips of fabric by overlapping the ends and securing with straight pins as you go. When you get the entire ball covered, use a little Aleene’s Tacky Glue to secure the end of the final fabric strip.
And that’s it! Easy Peasy! Here they are in my dough bowl – I picked up my star garland at Hobby Lobby. I may have to make some of these for every season! They would also look so cute in a neutral fabric like muslin for a pretty farmhouse look.
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