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Plaid Ball Ornaments

Wrapped in a bright plaid ribbon, this ornament brings timeless tradition to the holiday tree.

Photography: Eric Piasecki Photography

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2013



Styrofoam balls, 2", 3", and 4", from $5 for 12,
Plaid fabric, 44", $13 a yd.,
Rotary cutter, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $25,


  • Rotary cutter

  • Ruler

  • Self-healing cutting mat

  • Plaid fabric

  • Fabric glue, such as Magna-Tac

  • Styrofoam balls

  • Ribbon, 1/8-inch wide

  • Bank pins


  1. With rotary cutter and ruler on cutting mat, cut 1/2-inch strips of fabric on the bias. (A few will be too short to use.)

  2. Use glue to tack end of one strip to a ball. Wrap rest of strip around ball, gluing end when strip runs out. Continue wrapping with more strips in various directions until ball is covered. Glue to secure.

  3. Cut an 8-inch piece of ribbon; fold over and knot. Press a bank pin into ball, anchoring knot under head of pin.

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