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!
These were a super quick sewing project that makes a big impact on my Christmas tree!
Tightly woven burlap
The ornament template (below)
Start by downloading the Burlap Ornament Template here.
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.
Next, put both layers of burlap together, and pin your template to the centre of your burlap pieces.
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.
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.
You can see (vaguely) where my strings start and end below.
Then stuff away! Making sure that you add enough to fill the unseen part of the ornament too! Then sew up the open edge.
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!
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.
Then you’re done! I’ll let the picture show off the beautifully done rustic burlap ornaments.
Enjoy your beautiful burlap ornaments!
Now take a peek at these other great burlap holiday projects below!
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