DIY Star Ornament

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Learn how to make a DIY star ornament with plaid fabric and a button. It’s a cute, easy, and simple Christmas sewing project.

DIY Christmas ornaments are a great way to use up scraps of fabric, batting, interfacing, and buttons. There’s so many beautiful ornaments you can sew with just scraps!

I’ve always wanted to make a star shaped ornament since it’s so classic. It works well with a red buffalo plaid since it’s makes it a little extra cozy and casual which is exactly the way I decorate.

diy star ornament

What fabric works for a star ornament?

I used flannel fabric for my star, but you can also use quilting cotton. I added interfacing and batting for strength and shape.

DIY Star Ornament

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DIY Star Ornament

How to Make a DIY Star Ornament


  • Scraps of plaid quilting cotton or flannel
  • Scraps of fusible interfacing
  • Scrap of batting
  • Scrap of ribbon
  • 1 button
  • Sewing tools
  • Sewing machine
DIY Star Ornament supplies

Apply the interfacing to the back of the plaid fabric.

interface back of fabric

Draw out your preferred star shape onto the interfacing.

draw out star shape

Cut out two fabric stars from the interfaced fabric in the exact same shape but mirrored.

cut out two interfaced stars

Cut out two stars from the batting. I like to snip just the tips off of the batting points so that if the batting stretches out it won’t poke out at the points.

cut out two star batting pieces

Cut a piece of ribbon 8 inches long. Fold it in half.

Place a fabric star right side down, then a batting star, then the ends of the loop at the top point, then another batting star, and then the fabric star right side up. Clip or pin all the layers together.

place batting and loop between two stars and clip together

Sew around the edges 1/8 inch from the edge. Pivot at all the corners.

sew around the outside

Trim any fabric or batting layers that shifted while sewing for a clean look.

trim any shifted fabric

Sew the button onto the center of the star. Sew the button by hand or sew the button with a sewing machine. You finished!

sew button into center of star

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

DIY Star Ornament
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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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