Easy DIY Burlap Ornaments

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.

Easy DIY Burlap Christmas Ornaments

Easy DIY Burlap Christmas Ornaments

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?

Easy DIY Burlap Christmas Ornaments

Easy DIY Burlap Christmas Ornaments

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.

Easy DIY Burlap Christmas Ornaments

Easy DIY Burlap Christmas Ornaments

DIY Burlap Christmas Ornaments


How to Make:

  1. Cut your burlap into 8 inch squares and plug in your glue gun to let the glue heat up.
  2. Cut a 6-8 inch section of ribbon and set aside.
  3. Take 1 burlap square and lay it flat. Place 1 styrofoam ball in the middle of the burlap square.

    DIY Burlap Christmas Ornament Tutorial

    Place the styrofoam ball in the center of the burlap square.

  4. Fold the corners up, pinching the burlap right above the top of the styrofoam ball so that the burlap sits tightly around the ball.

    DIY Burlap Christmas Ornament Tutorial

    Gather the burlap together.

  5. 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.

    DIY Burlap Christmas Ornament Tutorial

    Tie a ribbon around the burlap to hold it in place.

  6. 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.

    DIY Burlap Christmas Ornament Tutorial

    Hot glue a small flower onto the ribbon, in the center of the bow or knot.

  7. Work an ornament hook underneath the ribbon on the opposite side of the ornament from the flower.

    DIY Burlap Christmas Ornament Tutorial

    Work an ornament hook into the ribbon on the back side of the ornament.

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

finished ornaments

DIY Pinecone Christmas Ornaments


and my Summertime Memories Ornaments

DIY summer tree ornament

DIY summer tree ornaments

or for the cook in the family check out this No Sew Christmas Apron

No sew Christmas Tree Apron

No sew Christmas Tree Apron


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Comments: 6

  1. Linda December 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm Reply

    Love the ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

    • SensationallySeasonal December 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Linda!

  2. Cindy Eikenberg December 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm Reply

    Hi Jenna! These are so pretty! Every time I watch Hallmark, I think of you! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and have a merry week! :)

    • SensationallySeasonal December 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm Reply

      Hi Cindy! Your comment made my day! I always think of you too whenever I watch Hallmark. Lol, virtual Hallmark buddies :-) Thanks for stopping by and pinning! Have a very merry, Hallmark filled week!

  3. Morgan @ Makeshift Margaritas December 3, 2013 at 6:49 pm Reply

    I love these! It would be so cute to do a whole (smaller, so your fingers don’t fall off from making ornaments!) tree with this theme!
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    • SensationallySeasonal December 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm Reply

      Thanks Morgan! I would absolutely do it- you could probably make enough for a whole tree in about an hour.

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