101 Days of Christmas: Burlap Ornament

Burlap Wrapped Ornament {101 Days of Christmas at lifeyourway.net}

This ornament was one of a few that I was inspired to make after spotting a factory-made version at Hobby Lobby, and it’s really a fun project. {I know…more burlap; I warned you it was the year of burlap around here!}

Easy enough for older kids, this is a simple — if a bit tedious — project, and with so many colors of burlap available, you could easily customize it to match your holiday decor or for each of your recipients if you want to give them as gifts.

Supplies:

  • 2-4″ styrofoam balls
  • burlap
  • ribbon and/or twine
  • jingle bells
  • eye hook
  • glue*

*I used white glue, but hot glue would work too!

Directions:

Cut your burlap into strips. Keep in mind that the thinner your strips are, the more you’ll need to get good coverage, but you also don’t want to make them too big. I’ve used strips as small as 1/2″ (for the burlap ball I added to my table centerpiece) to 3/4″ for the one in the picture above.

Be sure to use this handy tip for cutting your burlap straight.

Add a dot of glue to the end of your first strip and press it in place. Wrap the strip around the ball, angling the strip as you go around the ball. When you get to the end, add a second dot of glue to the end and press that in place.

Repeat with as many strips as you need, using different starting points and angles rather than wrapping in the same direction each time.

Set aside until the glue dries.

Add a dot of glue to the end of an eye hook and screw into place at the top of the ornament. Tie a ribbon and/or jingle bells around the hook and another one to hang the ornament from and you’re done!

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Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy, and together they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Mandi loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.