Burlap Ornaments

Quick and easy Christmas craft! Sew these DIY burlap ornaments using the templates provided for 3 festive shapes! 

Burlap ornaments on a tree with a text overlay

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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Burlap Ornaments

How to Make your DIY Burlap Ornaments

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

Step-By-Step Tutorial for your DIY Burlap Ornaments

Using stencils to cut shapes from burlap squares

Start by downloading the Burlap Ornament Template here.

ornaments template

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.

ornament shape on a burlap sheet

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

Pinning the star template to the 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.

Adding the ribbon to the template

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 around the ornament template

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

closeup of 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 the burlap 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 around the edges of the 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.

fraying the burlap

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

burlap ornament on a tree
burlap ornament on a tree
burlap ornament on a tree
burlap ornament on a tree
burlap ornament on a tree
burlap ornaments on a tree
burlap ornaments on a tree

Enjoy your beautiful burlap ornaments!

Burlap Holiday Projects from Our Friends

Check out these other great burlap holiday projects below!

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Love Create Celebrate – Burlap Oranaments

Creative Ramblings – Burlap Christmas Banner

Refashionably Late – Burlap Table Runner

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DIY Burlap Ornaments

DIY Burlap Ornaments

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Quick and easy Christmas craft! Sew these DIY burlap ornaments using the templates provided for 3 festive shapes! 

Materials

  • Tightly woven burlap
  • Ornament templates
  • Cotton Stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing Machine
  • Neutral Thread

Instructions

  1. Download the burlap ornament templates
  2. Cut out the templates on cardboard or thick card stock
  3. Cut your burlap so that there is about an inch of of burlap at the edge of the template on all sides
  4. Put both layers of burlap together, and pin your template to the centre of your burlap pieces
  5. 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
  6. Use your sewing machine to sew along the template, leaving about an inch open to allow you to stuff the ornament
  7. Stuff the ornament. Make sure to add enough stuffing to fill the unseen part of the ornament too
  8. Sew up the open edge.
  9. Cut around the entire edge of the ornament, leaving about 1/2" from the line you sewed
  10. Fray all of the edges by pulling them apart by hand
  11. Hang your ornaments on the tree!

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