Today is the last day of my 8 days of Christmas crafts!
I’ve saved the BEST for last.
This burlap mitten garland is one of my favourite homemade decorations.
Burlap is everywhere in my home this Christmas season. I’ve been experimenting with new ways to use and display the extremely versatile material, and I couldn’t be happier with how this adorable holiday garland turned out!
Red Burlap Ribbon
Green Burlap Ribbon
(note: you want a tight weave burlap so that it doesn’t fray as easily)
Coordinating, red, green, white, and brown thread
Any ribbons, buttons, Red Ric Rac or Gold Ric Rac you want to decorate your mittens with!
To begin, I cut my burlap into 3″ x 4.5″ rectangles. Then I found an outline of a mitten on Google that I liked (just search “mitten”!), copied it into a word document, and resized it so that it would fit within my fabric rectangles when printed.
I pinned the printed mitten print to the top two pieces of burlap, and sewed around the mitten print, using a coordinating thread. This will sew the two pieces of burlap together. I used two pieces because I wanted the mittens to be thick, and I didn’t want to be able to see through them.
Once they are sown together, cut just outside of the sewn thread line to reveal a perfect burlap mitten!
This is the fun part – decorate those mittens however you like!
Since I have a lot of red, gold, and burlap decorations in my home this Christmas, I wanted to incorporate a lot of those elements. I added gold and red buttons to some mittens, and gold and red ric rac to others. Finally, I added strips of decorative burlap ribbon to the remaining ribbon.
I just LOVE how they turned out.
Don’t they look cute hanging above the burlap wreath?!
If you are looking for more burlap inspiration, check out these projects below!
Stay tuned tomorrow, to see how the I used and displayed all of these amazing Christmas crafts on the Christmas home tour!
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