DIY Shabby Chic Fabric Ruffle Balls

kristeen
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These are fairly simple and inexpensive to make.  The materials for 2 balls came to $15 from Joann.


Materials needed:



  • 4" Styrofoam ball (not shown)

  • Extra long satin pins - I used probably 40 on each ball

  • 1 yard tulle (far left)

  • 1 yard costume satin (middle)

  • 1 yard sheer fabric.  I used a polyester organza type material. (far right)

  • Scissors



 


Step 1:


Cut your fabric into squares varying from 1" - 3".  This style of ball looks best with ragged edges on some. 



 


Step 2:


Layer 2 different types of fabric as shown below. 



 


Step 3:


Pinch the middle underneath the layered pieces.



 


Step 4:


Fold one side over so it looks like an inverted triangle. 



 


Step 5:


Hold the bottom end of the triangle and press at an angle. 



 


Step 6:


Grab your styrofoam ball and 1 pin and press into the triangle about 1/4 from the bottom.



 


Step 7:


Repeat and push the 2nd triangle very close to the last one you placed to make the ruffles tight.  You can place futher apart but you'll have more open petals.


 


 

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Last Updated: August 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm
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