How to Make Scrap Fabric Christmas Art

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Add a new festive piece to your holiday décor with this scrap fabric Christmas art. This project costs next to nothing to make if you already have Christmas-colored fabrics or scraps that coordinate with your Christmas scheme in your stash. It’s also a great, simple craft to do with your kids or grandkids and one that will turn into a holiday keepsake for years to come.

We’ve come up with four fun seasonal templates for you to use up some of your scraps — an ornament, a tree, a bell and the word “Noel.” There are many ways to customize this project and different ways to assemble it, so you can choose to make your version however you like. We chose to make the ornament, but the process will be similar for each template. We used a piece of cardstock as our base and attached the fabric with hot glue, but you could use other fabric glue, Mod Podge or Tear-Mender, too. Instead of the cardstock, you could also use a canvas. Then you can choose whether to frame it or not!

  • Paper template
  • Cardstock
  • Scrap fabrics in assorted Christmas colors. We had scraps of Covington Blackwatch (#107055), Sunbrella® Cast Currant (#48115-0000), Crypton® Hesse Grey (#122668), Sunbrella® Bliss Aspen (#48135-0008), Crypton® Nomad Indigo (#122984), Crypton® Hesse Snow (#122636) and P/K Lifestyles® Modern Stucco Indigo (#408323)
  • Glue
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat OR scissors
  • 1. Cut your scrap fabric into a variety of small strips about 1/2 inch wide and long enough to cover your template. The strips don’t need to be exact sizes or the same size as each other. You just want a variety of pieces in a variety of colors.

    2. Layer and glue the pieces together in a pattern that you like. Be careful not to glue your fabric to the template.

    3. Cut out your template and trace your main pattern onto the back side of the strips of fabric you glued together.

    4. Cut your shape(s) out of your fabric strips and glue them to the cardstock.

    5. We used the same process to create the topper to the ornament and glued it to our cardstock. We also added a piece of twine for the hook.

    Now you're ready to frame your art and add it to your holiday décor!

    You can use any of the templates below to make fun fabric holiday art:

    Download Ornament Template

    Download Bell Template

    Download Tree Template

    Download Noel Template

    What are some other ways you've used fabric to bring a little holiday cheer into your home? We'd love to see your projects! Tag us on social media using #Sailrite.

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