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11 June, 2015

Super Easy Stars and Stripes Rag Ball Filler

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Stars & Stripes Rag Ball FillerI have a fun idea for adding some patriotic stars and stripes to your table this 4th of July...and it only takes minutes. It’s my stars and stripes rag balls! They can be used several different ways, depending on your container or your mood. And…you will not believe how easy and inexpensive they are to make!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patiotic Rag Balls Supplies Here’s what you will need:
  • Styrofoam balls
  • Fabric scraps in stars and stripes patterns (Mine came from Hobby Lobby.)
  • Straight pins
  • All-purpose glue such as Elmers

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Stars & Stripes Rag Ball Filler tutorial And here’s what you will do:
  1. Tear the fabric into one inch strips by first cutting a slit and then ripping the fabric. You may have to make one odd-sized strip to get the fabric started. After that, each strip should be the same size.
  2. Pin the end of one of the strips to the ball and begin winding it. The pin will be hidden under the fabric as you wind. If it is not long enough, just pin it in place along with the next strip and keep winding until the whole ball is covered.
  3. Once the ball is completely covered, cut the last strip to the right length and glue it in place. Add a straight pin to hold it until the glue dries.

Baby Kitty However, Baby Kitty says that the strips make fun toys and it’s nice to leave one or two of them around for your furry friends!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Rag Ball Filler And that’s it! Easy peasy! I love the way the torn edges add texture and give them a rustic look…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Rag Ball Filler …that goes perfectly with my grandmother’s dough bowl! They will make a great centerpiece for our 4th of July cookout!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Rag Ball Filler Or they also look very festive in a large glass vase…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Rag Ball Filler …or in a galvanized lantern! However, you would want to use LED candles or perhaps not light the candle as is my plan.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patiotic Rag Balls 3 Here’s another look…and they would also be fun for Memorial Day and Flag Day as well! They are so easy that you could even get the kids to help you make them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT  No-Sew Pottery Barn Inspired Patriotic Banner And if you are on the lookout for more easy ideas for patriotic décor, here is my Pottery Barn inspired patriotic banner…and you don’t have to be able to sew a stitch to create this one!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Last Minute Patriotic  Candles and Vases Or for another super-easy last minute idea, here are my stars and stripes burlap candle holders which also double as vases.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Stars and Stripes Burlap Pillow And finally, one of my favorites and another Pottery Barn inspired idea…my stars and stripes burlap pillow! And I have even more ideas for patriotic décor in the works so stay tuned!

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  1. Debbie, those are just delightful and oh so colorful! Patriotic touches everywhere is just the best and even at anytime too! Thanks for sharing, I may have give them a try!
    As always, fabulous post.

  2. Thank you for the easy-to-do decorating idea. So hard to work flags into the décor, but this I like.

  3. I love decorating for Memorial Day and the 4th -- these are adorable -- great, simple project!

  4. Super cute idea, and so easy!!! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thanks Debbie these are some really great ideas and fairly easy,which is even better.

  6. BRILLIANT! And they can be changed out by season as well! Thanks for sharing - these are on my to-do list as of now!
    Found you through Between Naps on the Porch

  7. I love how easy and festive they are! I could definitely get this done in time for the 4th of July! Pinning!

  8. I'm sure there is a simple answer to my question but for the life of me I can never find the Pin button or a way to pin your posts. I love every one of them and want to pin them! Please help.

    1. Hi Patti! So glad that you like them! If you will hover over the photos, a Pin It button will appear in the upper left-hand corner. I hope that helps! Hugs...Debbie

  9. I absolutely love these! I have found a red & white fabric, but I cannot find blue with white stars. Where did you get your fabric?

    1. So glad that you like them, Shelly! The fabric with stars came from Hobby Lobby. Hugs...Debbie

  10. The 4th I'd our anniversary, so I love decorating for the 4th. Thanks for the fresh ideas! My craftaholic 12-year-old has fallen in love with decorative balls, so I'm going to encourage her to make some for an anniversary present for us ;) So glad I found your blog!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie