Burlap Ornaments

Burlap Ornaments

Christmas time is here…. Anyone else singing in their head right now?
Last year my Christmas Home Tour was FULL of great burlap creations because I love adding pieces of rustic and natural decor. I had the idea for these adorable Burlap Ornaments last year but I didn’t get around to making them, but I’m excited to share them now! I’m also thrilled to be joining 5 other great bloggers to share our holiday burlap DIYs! 

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These were a super quick sewing project that makes a big impact on my Christmas tree!

Materials needed:

Tightly woven burlap
The ornament template (below)
Cotton Stuffing
Scissors
Ribbon
Sewing Machine
Neutral Thread

Burlap Ornament Materials

Start by downloading the Burlap Ornament Template here.

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Once you had the template downloaded, you want to cut it out on cardboard or thick card stock. Cut your burlap so that there is about an inch of burlap at the edge of the template on all sides.

Star Template Burlap Ornament

Next, put both layers of burlap together, and pin your template to the centre of your burlap pieces.

Star and burlap

Next, cut 6 inches of ribbon, fold it in half, and pin it in to the middle of the ornament, between the two layers of burlap, so that you you can sew it into place.

Add ribbon

Use your sewing machine to sew along the template, leaving about an inch open to allow you to stuff the ornament. On the star, I just left one of the entire sides open.

Sewing Ornament

You can see (vaguely) where my strings start and end below.

Sewing burlap

Then stuff away! Making sure that you add enough to fill the unseen part of the ornament too! Then sew up the open edge.

Stuffing Ornament

Once you are done sewing, cut around the entire edge of the star,leaving about 1/2″ from the line you sewed. Do this all the way around – and make sure not to cut your ribbon!

Cutting Ornament

Finally, fray all of the edges by pulling them apart by hand. Sometimes you will have full strings come loose, which you can cut off with your scissors. Let the little pieces stay off, and just pull the attached pieces away from one another.

Frayed Star

Then you’re done! I’ll let the picture show off the beautifully done rustic burlap ornaments.

Burlap Star Ornament 1 Candy cane ornament tree ornament ribbon fraying star three ornaments burlap ornaments done

Enjoy your beautiful burlap ornaments!

Now take a peek at these other great burlap holiday projects  below!

Burlap Christmas Project Burlap Christmas Projects Burlap Christmas Sign Image Map

From the top:

Fresh Crush – Pallet & Burlap Sign

The Honeycomb Home – Burlap Christmas Trees

Just Call Me Homegirl – Burlap Card Display

Love Create Celebrate – Burlap Oranaments

Creative Ramblings – Burlap Christmas Banner

Refashionably Late – Burlap Table Runner
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