Handmade Christmas Rag Ball Ornaments
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Let’s be blunt. Having your period can keep you from doing the things you love. Instead, my daughter takes Advil® Menstrual Pain. It relieves her menstrual cramps, headache, and back pain. In no time, she is ready to help me make our handmade Christmas Rag Ball Ornaments!
Adolescence Is An Awkward Time
Adolescence is that awkward time when a child moves from puberty into adulthood. When I was going through it, my mom handed me a book and told me to read it. She said if I had any questions, to let her know.
We Don’t Need To Suffer
It was super confusing! What I wish she had told me about was how my period was going to effect my life. For almost a week, I suffered from cramps, headache, and back pain. I would curl up in bed with the heating pad and ride it out.
Painful Period Symptoms Are No Joke
When I explained menstruation to my daughter, we also went to stock up on Advil® Menstrual Pain from Walmart. *Advil® Menstrual Pain helps relieve menstrual cramps, headaches, and back pain for up to six hours (*please use as directed.)
What Monthly Pain?
It is also is caffeine and antihistamine-free, and easy-to-swallow, which as a parent, I appreciate. For my daughter, she takes her period with stride! Instead of suffering from those aches and pains, she says “What monthly pain?!”
Who Has Time For Pain?
When she gets her period, my daughter takes Advil® Menstrual Pain, which is the #1 doctor recommended brand for menstrual pain. Then she can enjoy one of her favorite activities; making crafts.
Whenever I have a recipe or a craft to do on the blog, Caitlin is there to help me. She is so creative! I love to see her sitting Indian style on the floor with all her supplies spread out!
We enjoy making homemade crafts for the holidays and give them as gifts. This year, we are making handmade Christmas Rag Ball Ornaments.
They are super easy and are so pretty. And they will only set you back about $1.75 each. You cannot beat that price, right?!
Here is what you will need to make your Handmade Christmas Rag Ball Ornaments:
- 3-6 Christmas print cotton fabrics
- 3 or 4″ Styrofoam balls
- Floral pins
- Buttons to match the fabric (optional)
- Glue sticks, glue dots or craft glue
- Glue gun
Step One: On one end of your fabric, make cuts, about 2″ long, 1-1 1/4″” apart
Step Two: Tear your strips. You want them to be between 8′-9″ long.
Step Three: Glue one strip around the Styrofoam ball. Trim any excess fabric. Glue another strip, going in the opposite direction. Repeat this until the ball is covered.
Step Four: Cut a piece of ribbon or twine about 12″ long. Loop it and hold into place with your floral pin.
Step Five: Cover the pin with one last strip of fabric. Tie your end pieces into a small bow. Embellish with a button if you like.
Now you are ready to hang your ornaments on your tree or wrap them up as gifts for family and friends. You can also make these into Handmade Christmas Rag Ball Ornaments.
Just leave off steps four and five and place several in a bowl or basket. They make an adorable holiday decoration!
Who would you make these Handmade Christmas Rag Ball Ornaments with?
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Patty saysDecember 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm
Cute tutorial! Love the homemade ornaments on my tree!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysDecember 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm
Those ornaments are so cute! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I’ll be making some of these this weekend with the kids.
Paula Schuck saysDecember 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm
Those are so cute! I love the old school look of them, and I love how easy they are to make.
Emily saysDecember 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm
These are the cutest ornaments! I love the cute patterns you used, I am a sucker for polka dots with almost any craft.
Pam Wattenbarger saysDecember 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm
These are the perfect shabby chic ornaments! I have seen these sold for outrageous prices before. I never knew it was so simple to make them yourself.
Kristin saysDecember 7, 2016 at 5:04 pm
These ornaments are so pretty. I would have never thought they were made from “rags.”
Heather Lawrence saysDecember 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm
Totally going to try this with the girls over the weekend.
We made a ton of ornaments when we were kids but this one is new.
So so pretty!
Rozilyn Cool saysDecember 7, 2016 at 6:10 pm
Love the ability to move on through pain! What a gear ornament idea, so many times the kids have a list that we need to give to. These are hand made,with love and thoughtfulness and are inexpensive enough to make for everyone.
Dawn McAlexander saysDecember 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm
Those ornaments are nice! They would look great on almost any Christmas tree. I wouldn’t mind having a tree decorated with them.
Jennifer Van Huss saysDecember 7, 2016 at 6:38 pm
That is a beautiful handmade ball! I love how simple it is to make but how beautiful and luxurious the end product is! Ive never tried Advil Menstrual! I’ll have to give it a try!
Kerri Olkjer saysDecember 7, 2016 at 6:41 pm
Those ornaments are adorable. We are planning to make some gifts this year. Pinning!
Jennifer saysDecember 7, 2016 at 7:33 pm
These are some beautiful DIY ornaments! I love making my own Christmas decorations.
Liz Mays saysDecember 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm
Advil for menstrual pain does help a lot! The ornaments are the cutest! The fabric you used was super cute.
Kathy saysDecember 7, 2016 at 9:16 pm
Those turned out very good. I may have to make some of them. I love making all kinds of ornaments. It’s fun to do.
dawn saysDecember 7, 2016 at 9:38 pm
how creative i love this. i never have never heard of a rag ball ornament. i love it.
gingermommyrants saysDecember 7, 2016 at 10:08 pm
This looks like a great project to do with the kids. I will have to get the supplies I need to make these this weekend.
Ann Bacciaglia saysDecember 7, 2016 at 10:12 pm
I love the look of homemade ornaments in the tree. I will have to make some of these this week.
Elizabeth Lampman saysDecember 7, 2016 at 10:13 pm
I will have to pick up some Advil® Menstrual Pain to try. I get terrible cramps and headaches.
Oriana Romero saysDecember 7, 2016 at 10:14 pm
I have been looking for some fun Christmas crafts to do with the kids. Thanks for the great idea.
Diana Rambles saysDecember 7, 2016 at 10:31 pm
Those are lovely ornaments. I like how easy they are to make.
Nancy @ whispered inspirations saysDecember 7, 2016 at 10:47 pm
Very cute ornaments! It looks so easy to make!
Reesa Lewandowski saysDecember 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm
How pretty are these ornaments!? I need to get some of that advil!
Lisa Heath saysDecember 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm
Those ornaments are super cute and I want to take my son to a craft store and find cloth he would want to use for his own (cause I know he’ll want something Minecraft or Super Hero-ish!)
Aimee Smith saysDecember 8, 2016 at 12:45 am
Such a cute tutorial! We love baking so that would be great!
Jenna Wood saysDecember 8, 2016 at 1:51 am
These are so cool! And, with fabric, there are so many options to match any tree or theme! #client
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysDecember 8, 2016 at 2:35 am
These ball ornaments are so cute! Love handmade decors for Christmas!
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysDecember 8, 2016 at 2:35 am
These ball ornaments are so cute! Love handmade decors for Christmas!
Dogvills saysDecember 8, 2016 at 2:53 am
Thanks for sharing this tutorial. The ornaments are adorable. My daughter takes Advil for menstrual cramps.
Wendy Polisi saysDecember 8, 2016 at 3:07 am
I love these ball ornament. Very creative and unique.. These is the brand that I always use when I got my period.. Advil is very good.
Myteenguide saysDecember 8, 2016 at 5:17 am
This Advil is very effective. I’ve tried to take this when I got pained during my period.
mycraftingworld saysDecember 8, 2016 at 6:55 am
I love this idea. It does not have to be perfect so the children can make them without being told they did it correctly. They would make a great centerpiece too.
Olivia Douglass saysDecember 8, 2016 at 7:19 am
These are perfect! Thanks for sharing how to make them. I am not creative but can totally make these!
Autumn Reo saysDecember 8, 2016 at 7:53 am
These are so cute and a great way for the older kids to get involved decorating. Also, I heart Advil too!
kendall saysDecember 8, 2016 at 10:45 am
These are so pretty!! I love the gold tones – they came out beautifully!! Thanks for sharing such a fun DIY!
Heather saysDecember 8, 2016 at 11:37 am
I used to do the same thing with the bed and heating pad in middle and high school. My periods sucked then. When I finally went on birth control when I got married, my periods got a lot better and I rarely have bad days anymore. Also childbirth I think puts period pain into perspective. If you’ve experienced that, period pain no longer feels like the end of the world.
Tara saysDecember 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm
These ornaments turned out great. I’ll have to remember these for next year. We keep Advil in our house at all times.
uprunforlife saysDecember 8, 2016 at 2:06 pm
Those are cute ornaments. I love homemade stuff. I made bows for my tree several years ago. I still have them but They are looking a bit sick now.
Krissy Carr saysDecember 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm
I absolutely love this ornament idea! My kids and I are definitely going to have to try to make these, super cute!
I haven’t tried Advil Menstrual Pain. I am going to have to try it!
The Cubicle Chick saysDecember 8, 2016 at 8:23 pm
This is so adorable. I want to start crafting and this is a cute and timely project to start with.I really like the polka dots. ^yolonda
Shelley zurek saysDecember 9, 2016 at 1:51 am
What a perfect way to repurpose the clothes of a loved one who has passed away. Then everyone can remember them every year. Such a great great gift.
Brianne saysDecember 9, 2016 at 5:44 am
How cute are these DIY ornaments. My girls would love crafting these!
Chasity Boatman saysDecember 9, 2016 at 8:26 am
What a beautiful ornament! I love holiday crafts!
Lynndee saysDecember 9, 2016 at 9:13 am
Those ornaments are pretty! I’ve never tried DIY-ing ornaments. Thanks for the brilliant idea!
Maria Han saysDecember 9, 2016 at 9:37 am
These are absolutely looks great, I love this ball ornaments
michele d saysDecember 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm
Very cute ornament. I love how easy you made it. Love gold ornaments. I think they’re so classy.
HilLesha saysDecember 9, 2016 at 4:05 pm
How gorgeous! I have never made ornaments of my own before, but this post gives me enough inspiration to try it sometime. 🙂
jenn sparks saysDecember 9, 2016 at 5:40 pm
I really love the ornaments you all made!! Thank you so much for sharing the instructions with us. I have a few boxes of fabric scraps, waiting for something just like this. 🙂
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane saysDecember 9, 2016 at 6:12 pm
These ornaments are adorable. I love homemade items. Mine don’t always turn out the best, but family always still loves them because they know they were made with love.
Chubskulit Rose saysDecember 9, 2016 at 6:24 pm
Whaat a creative project and it looks easy to do. I would love to that with my daughter who love doing projects like this.
Kristin C saysDecember 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Thanks for the tutorial – you can’t beat that price!
Sara saysDecember 10, 2016 at 6:05 pm
This ornament is very cute. I have never heard of this type of Advil before. I will look for it at my store.
CourtneyLynne saysDecember 10, 2016 at 8:56 pm
Omg how cute are these ornaments!’
?!?! Homemade ornaments are the best! So need to make these
Veronica Lee saysDecember 11, 2016 at 8:12 am
Those ornaments are adorable! i am so making them for Christmas!
victoria saysDecember 11, 2016 at 5:01 pm
What a cute DIY ornaments, I’d love to give it a try. Glad you share this
ellen beck saysDecember 11, 2016 at 11:40 pm
These are really quite nice. You could really ‘match up’ a tree with your decor this way. I like how easy thy are and very kids craft friendly.
Gabriel saysDecember 13, 2016 at 10:32 pm
Looks like a good way to try to distract yourself. My wife has trouble functioning some days because of this.
Lynne B saysJanuary 29, 2017 at 9:35 pm
I love the fabric you chose for the ornaments. They kind of make me feel the calm serenity of falling snow.
mycraftingworld saysFebruary 1, 2017 at 6:23 am
I love the Christmas Balls. They really can be used at any season. I am glad you told us about Advil® Menstrual Pain tablets. My niece needs them. I will tell her mother.
Dotty J Boucher saysMarch 20, 2017 at 6:47 pm
I love how your ornaments came out and I love making ornaments like this instead of store bought.
Mishelle saysMarch 21, 2017 at 11:17 am
I would love those hanging on my tree next year, or even in the window!! I must try this!
Lana simanovicki saysApril 2, 2017 at 5:42 am
These are nice me and my family would enjoy doing this together
mycraftingworld saysOctober 4, 2017 at 6:44 am
We have made these before and will be making them again. This is such an easy craft to make for the girls. Thank you for another great idea that will make memories for my granddaughters.
Lynne B saysOctober 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm
I’m going to have to have my daughter try this. Maybe it will be a better option for her.