December! Finally! The one month of the year where my holiday lovin’ ways make sense.
In my little slice of the North Pole, er I mean my house, the halls have been decked and the Christmas crafts have kicked into high gear. Seriously, this time of year I sleep with my hot glue gun like a child sleeps with a teddy bear. Ok not really, but I have burned the midnight crafting oil a few times and fallen asleep on the couch in the middle of a project.
Fortunately, these little ornaments require so little energy and effort that there is no fear of passing out mid project to find myself with visions of sugarplums dancing in my head. They are no sew and require only a whisper of hot glue per ornament. You could easily make a dozen of these in 15 minutes and unlike my pinecone Christmas ornaments from last year, these babies don’t have spray paint, meaning no dry time and no stinky paint smell in your house. And I promise you, even the most non crafty person in the world can make these ornaments and hang something lovely and homemade on the tree. Because really, don’t homemade ornaments just make your tree seem extra special?
And these ornaments involve burlap. I don’t know why, but all of the sudden burlap is seriously competing with ribbon for my attention. I feel like I am cheating on my ribbon love with burlap even though this project has both ribbon and burlap. There is just something rustic and so deliciously simple about burlap that I love. And this particular burlap is jazzed up with little gold fibers running through it so it has the perfect bit of extra oomph for the holidays.
DIY Burlap Christmas Ornaments
- styrofoam balls- I used these 2 inch balls
- burlap cut into 8 inch squares
- silk flowers
- hot glue and hot glue gun
- ornament hooks
How to Make:
- Cut your burlap into 8 inch squares and plug in your glue gun to let the glue heat up.
- Cut a 6-8 inch section of ribbon and set aside.
- Take 1 burlap square and lay it flat. Place 1 styrofoam ball in the middle of the burlap square.
- Fold the corners up, pinching the burlap right above the top of the styrofoam ball so that the burlap sits tightly around the ball.
- Tie the ribbon around the gathered burlap to hold the burlap in place around the styrofoam ball. Tie a bow with the ribbon if desired.
- Remove one small bloom from the flowers. Hot glue it onto the the center of the bow or the tied piece of ribbon. Hold in place until the glue sets.
- Work an ornament hook underneath the ribbon on the opposite side of the ornament from the flower.
Tada! All done and ready to hang on the tree! No sewing or real craftiness required to make these pretty, rustic Christmas ornament. And certainly no midnight crafting oil burned!
Like this ornament tutorial and looking for other Christmas projects?
Check out my DIY Pinecone Christmas Ornaments
or for the cook in the family check out this No Sew Christmas Apron