Holiday Burlap Ornaments
Friend and very crafty colleague, Pam Freeman of Laura’s Lean Beef blog, gives detailed instructions for this beautiful, yet rustic, looking ornament.
By Pam FreemanDecember 2, 2014
I had some extra burlap left over from making my burlap wreath last fall and some inspiration from a shopping trip in Gatlinburg, TN. So, I made my own burlap and twine ornaments that lend a rustic look to my Christmas tree.
These ornaments don’t require much craftiness, but they do require a little patience since they don’t look great until the end.
Round ornaments, Burlap, Craft Glue, Twine, Glitter
First, cover your ornament with burlap. Since the ornament is round, this can be a little tough, so I cut mine into a few pieces and glued them to the ornament. I didn’t want the edges to be raised and look horrible. So, I spread some glue along all the cut edges to give a more uniform look.
Once the burlap is dry, then it’s time to wrap the ornament in twine. This doesn’t require any skill and can take on any look you’d like. I wrapped mine randomly to give it a rustic appearance. You don’t have to completely glue the twine to the ornament, but I found it’s best to glue it as much as possible. This prevents those pieces from slipping when the ornament is handled.
Once all that is dry, (and frankly, waiting for things to dry is the hardest part) mix some craft glue with a little water; just enough to make it runny, and spread that mixture all over the ornament. Sprinkle quickly with glitter before the glue starts to harden.
After that dries, you’re left with a sparkly and rustic ornament that can be enjoyed for years to come. Oh, and don’t be afraid to use any colors of burlap, twine and glitter that you’d like. That’s what makes it unique!