As promised, here is a quick how-to on how to make cute DIY burlap christmas ornaments.
Here’s what you’ll need…
- sharpie (or chalk)
- acrylic paint
- paint brush(s)
- elmer’s glue
I traced my shape onto my two pieces of burlap, and started cutting! Next came the paint. Since I was operating on the dining room table I taped down a garbage bag to prevent anything getting on my beautiful table. Having plastic there allowed for easy removal once my ornament dried. I used acrylic paint I had on hand to paint the designs one side of each piece of burlap. Since these were going to hang on the tree I wanted both sides to be decorated since ornaments tend to twirl.
Once my paint was dry I applied school glue (a.k.a – Elmer’s Glue) to the unpainted side of one piece of burlap. Then laid the other piece on top. (During the glueing process I also added my hanging ribbon between my two burlap pieces.) I use any heavy object I could find to apply pressure to the glued areas. If you decide to stuff your burlap ornaments you should leave a portion of your burlap unglued for the time being. Allow the glue to dry overnight and you’re done! If you are going the stuffing route then add a few scrap pieces of burlap into the ornament and glue your opening together.
Here is my unstuffed burlap ornament…
And here is the stuffed ornament. I know it’s kinda hard to tell in the pic that it’s stuffed, but I swear it is.
** For the stocking ornament each side is two piece of burlap. The sock portion is one piece and the top red portion is the second piece. I glued them together just before I glued the two sides together.
I love my little stocking the most. I actually made it to look like the stockings we have hanging over the fireplace. I’ll probably make a few more for next year’s tree. The best thing about these ornaments is that you can make just about anything. I think a Santa and some snowmen might be on next year’s craft To Do list. Has anyone else out there made tiny little burlap ornaments? I know I can’t be a pioneer in this field. Can I?