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burlap tree ornaments diy

Burlap Tree Ornaments - 6The trend for natural and rustic appearing Christmas trees are becoming ever more popular. However, while these types of ornaments may not look as expensive as glass baubles or decorative lights, than can still be quite costly. Making them from scratch, on the other hand, is only consuming with your time. Here is one version of a quick and rustic ornament tutorial that will help you attain that more traditional tree.

Burlap Tree Ornaments - 1What you will need: 

Burlap cloth
Styrofoam balls
Thread
Twine
Needle
Scissors

Burlap Tree Ornaments - 2Steps:

1. Place a foam ball on the burlap cloth. Tentatively wrap the ornament in the cloth until it is completely covered. Cut the material needed to cover one ornament.

2. Place the material that has just been removed on the remaining burlap. Cut out enough sheets of burlap to equal the number of ornaments that you will ultimately have.

Burlap Tree Ornaments - 33. Once enough material has been cut, you may begin sewing your ornaments. Cover one foam ball with the burlap, gathering the excess material at the top. Sew the top shut. Repeat for each ornament.

Burlap Tree Ornaments - 54. Once the burlap is securely sewn, twist the excess burlap and pull it in a downward motion, wrapping it around the top of the ornament so that it resembles the cap on a glass or plastic bauble. Sew it into place.

5. Now that each ornament has a faux cap, one of the last steps is to create a hanging mechanism. Thread the needle through the centre of the top cap so that it makes a loop. Tie a knot so that it stays in place.

Burlap Tree Ornaments - 76. Lastly, tie a piece of twine around the hanging apparatus to finish off the look.

Burlap Tree Ornaments - 8That’s all that is needed to make rustic tree decorations! Only 7 more days until Christmas!

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  1. Ok, this is adorable.. How did you come up with this!?!

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  2. pixieannie

     /  12/23/2015

    Love the tree ornaments. Just perfect.

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  3. This is such a good idea! Also, very smart for using styrofoam balls. I wouldn’t of think of that haha.

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    • Styrofoam just seemed like a good fit, plus they were available in September (when I purchased them).

      What would you have used? I’m always curious to learn others ideas with crafts!

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  4. Too cute Emma. I’m surprised you didn’t put little twig antlers on and make little reindeer…I know how you love reindeer heads.

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  5. C

     /  12/18/2015

    Love these! So cute!! Thanks for sharing :)
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