Charming Fabric Rag Balls…and Frosty Too!

Just wanted to share these adorable rag balls with you all. They are so easy there is almost no need to explain! I actually forgot about these little guys until I needed a filler for a ceramic basket that sits atop my secretary desk in the kitchen. (Yes, I am still decorating every nook and cranny for Christmas) These were perfect!

For the base I use wiffle balls. You can find these at the Dollar Tree in packs of two for the large size. They also have baseball size and minis too! You can also use styrofoam balls or practice golf balls which are made just like the wiffle balls just smaller.

The only other thing you need is scraps of fabric. I have used everything to make these little guys; old quilts, flannels, calicos, yarn, twine ~ really anything works! For this project I chose muslin and burlap (they fit with my theme and I had them on hand). I started by cutting my fabric into 1/2 to 3/4 inch strips. For the muslin I simply cut a starting point and tore my strips – I love that worn tattered look! The burlap I had to obviously cut.

All that is left is to wrap the balls! I use a dab of hot glue at the beginning of each strip as well as the end.

There you have it ~my bowl fillers!

And the burlap just for all you crazed fans!


I usually tea-stain or grubby these guys up just a bit, but wanted a cleaner look for these since they were going in my kitchen.
Just what I was looking for!

Here are some I made a few years ago for the Fourth of July.
And here is Frosty. (For him I used tea-stain muslin and painted on his face with acrylic paint) The possibilities are endless! Enjoy! XOXO
                  

Comments

  1. Awe, Frosty is adorable!

  2. What a great idea. I love them. They look so pretty. Hugs, Marty

  3. Oh, look at that snowman! How precious! This is a good idea, and I’m happy you shared.

  4. OH I love the burlap! And the balls…I just saw one under the couch! THanks!

  5. I love these. I’ve been wanting to make something simular, now I know it will work!

  6. hi

    my husband keeps a tennis ball on the coffee table to roll his aching foot over as it really relieves his particular pain – this is EXACTLY what I gotta do -

    thanks so much

    marsha

  7. Wonderful idea!
    I love them and I am LOVING your blog!!!

  8. I just can’t decide which projects I DON’T want to do. I want to do them all!!! What talent!

  9. I used to wonder how to make a Frosty because after many tries, I realized that I was needing a tutorial. Now that I managed to get here, I am pretty sure that this time I will be able to make my Frosty craft

        

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