The day before Rachel was born, I was feeling crafty - so my Mom and I made these cute ornaments. I'm planning to save a couple for nursery workers or others that I want to give a small Christmas remembrance to.
Here is how to make these simple and homespun ornments:
2 1/2 inch styrofoam ball
1/4 yard total of three fabrics torn into 2 inch strips (we bought 1/4 yard of each of three fabrics and made three ornaments out of that amount)
1 inch straight pins
Twine or ribbon for hanger
Stitch together the ends of one of each piece of fabric. Braid pieces together - when you need to add more fabric, tie a new piece on and trim the ends - working the knot into the braid. Pin the sewn end of the braid to the styrofoam ball with straight pins and work in a spiral motion around the ball, pinning the braid as you go. Trim the braid to the needed length and pin the end securely. Make a loop of twine or ribbon and hot glue on to the top of the ornament. Done!