Holiday Crafts

Published on December 13th, 2011 | by Julie Finn


How-to: Beeswax and Fabric Scrap Ornaments

beeswax and fabric scrap Christmas tree ornaments

Our handmade holiday is fast approaching! As I’ve mentioned before, I try very hard to craft all of our presents to extended family and friends. The gifts need to be relatively quick and easy to make, things that will be genuinely appreciated, and constructed entirely from stash.

Beeswax ornaments are quite quick and simple to make. They’ll be loved by anyone who has a tree (or a sunny window!) to decorate, and you’ll love that they only require just a bit of beeswax and a narrow scrap of fabric for each ornament.

tear a strip of fabric for the beeswax ornamentWhile you’re melting your beeswax in a crock pot or double boiler, grab any fabric purchases that you’ve made recently. You know how to true the fabric to the grain by clipping into it near one edge, then ripping it all the way down the edge to find the on-grain straight edge? Do that.

The narrow strips of fabric that you’ve ripped away will be the ornament hangers for your beeswax ornaments. Cut them into strips and they’re ready to go.

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About the Author

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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