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Fabulous Fabric!

Last week I saw a fabulous idea over at Landee See, Landee Do.
She made decorative vase fillers with styrofoam balls and fabric!  Genius!
I had been wanting to add some punches of sunny colours to our living space, 
but I didn’t know how I was going to do this.  
I wanted bright colour, just a touch, nothing overwhelming, but still noticeable.  
This was the perfect solution!  
Just what was needed to add a lovely touch of summer colour to this space!
Here’s How-To:

I dug around and found some scraps of fabric, in bright cheery colours.
Then I made the strips about 3/4 inch wide, 
by making a little slit with my scissors at the top of the sheet, then I ripped each strip off.  
I did it this way, because I wanted the frayed edges.  
It’s messy, but I like the effect.
You will have to pull away stray threads…
Then I just randomly wrapped the ball with the fabric, and used a bit of glue to secure the ends.
A simple and pretty decoration!
The perfect, subtle little punch of colour for my summer mantel!
Thanks for reading!
Have a colourful day!
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26 Comments

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    Pamela
    May 30, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    They are perfect and make me smile. A great way to add color without plastering it everywhere. Isn’t it fun to change up for the seasons? I love it but have to admit spring is my favorite decorating season…and fall, well I like Christmas, too…hmmm…maybe I just like to decorate!

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    Olde Tyme Marketplace
    May 30, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    Hello! I just ran across your blog this afternoon and found this adorable project!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Beth

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    Landeelu
    May 30, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Those turned out so great!!! I love how different they can look depending on the fabric you use. The perfect touch of color!

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    Jill
    May 31, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    So pretty and fun! I must try this…thanks for sharing!
    ~ Jill from ‘Just Dream, Jelly Bean!’

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    Emily
    May 31, 2011 at 2:10 AM

    What a great idea! Love the colors and fabric choices.

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    Handy Man, Crafty Woman
    May 31, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    so nice & colorful!

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    kelly
    May 31, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    very fun! so cheerful!

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    christine, just bella
    May 31, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    What a cute idea! I’m such a sucker for fabric, I can’t bear to see such prettiness go to waste! Love this 🙂

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    MomLaur83
    May 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    I LOVE your colours! Ha ha, I’m working on the same project ;0)

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    www.StarHughes.com
    May 31, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Love this idea!!! And such great fabric that you used too – the bright colors and frayed edges are beautiful! Love seeing all your crafts that transformed your mantel area!
    ~Star
    Star Hughes Living

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    Lori @ Beneath the Rowan Tree
    May 31, 2011 at 11:22 PM

    So simple, so clever!!
    Would you be willing to link up to our weekly Playdate party at http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/05/playdate-link-party-everyone-welcome.html ?

    Cheers,
    Lori
    http://beneaththerowantree.com
    Come & Play!

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    joanna
    June 1, 2011 at 4:12 AM

    what a great Idea will give it a go !

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    Dacia
    June 1, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    What a great idea! Now I have something to do with all those left over fabric scraps. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Blue Cricket Design 🙂

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    Apron Appeal
    June 1, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    the only thing I need now is a box to keep my off season fabric balls in. That is such a great idea. I love it.

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    Brenda
    June 2, 2011 at 2:50 AM

    Gorgeously gorgeous!! Love them to bits.

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    Jen ay
    June 7, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Jen_ay wrote:

    I’ve got some of these, mine are a mix of fabric balls and paper balls, and they’re awesome. Yours are very summery, love them!

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    Allison
    June 7, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Allison {A Glimpse Inside} wrote:

    Very cute! Love the colors! And who doesn’t love easy crafts! Thanks for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party this week!

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    Our Little Gems
    June 7, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Our Little Gems wrote:

    This is such a great summer decor item! Thank you for sharing! I give my hats off to you today for a great project over on our site: http://www.ourlittlegems.com/

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    Jaimee
    June 7, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Jaimee wrote:

    Love these!! Looks so easy, too : ) I saw you on Tatertots & Jello’s Weekend Wrap-Up.
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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    Chris
    June 7, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Chris wrote:

    Happy little balls of fabric=awesome! Well done.

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    becky
    June 7, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    becky wrote:

    What a cute idea! Love the fabric you chose and I love the way you decorated your shelves… gives me ideas! 🙂 Hopped over from Iheartnaptime. 🙂

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    Antonella
    June 7, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    Such bright and pretty summer balls! So glad I followed you here from the Sundae Scoop Link Party! I’m also linking up if you’d like to drop by!
    Hugs, antonella 🙂
    http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/06/filigree-friday-free-graduation.html

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    freckled laundry
    June 10, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    Cute idea for a punch of color! Thanks for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! ~Jami

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    Mindie Hilton
    June 11, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    June 27, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Hi, friend! I’m admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party 🙂

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    craftsncoffee
    July 25, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    I love your bright & cheery fabrics! I’ve added a link to your tutorial on our Facebook page for StyroCrafts: http://www.facebook.com/StyrofoamCrafts#!/StyrofoamCrafts?sk=app_112493455447504. Thanks! Sharon

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