One day, I was browsing around the Christmas section at one of our local craft stores and saw some burlap ornaments hanging on the shelf. My first thought was, "I could do that!" since I have soooo very much burlap left over from the wedding. Then my second thought was, "What ridiculous price are they selling it for?" $4.99 I suppose isn't bad if you aren't the crafty type, but I'd much rather have ornaments I'd made myself. So I did.
I got out some strips of burlap I had left over from a previous craft, and some old ornaments I'd gotten at a thrift store. Orange just doesn't work in our house (our two most disliked football rivals adhere to the color orange, so it is just sacrelig.) These orange ornaments needed to be covered up completely, so they worked great for this project.
All you'll need is the burlap, ornaments, scissors, and a hot glue gun.
I decided to cut the strips a little bit smaller to make them easier to work with.
Dab some glue on the bottom of the ornament and put a strip of burlap on centered where the glue is.
Glue the rest of the strip toward the top. Don't cut the excess fabric until you're done. I left a little fringe on my ornament. Repeat this step again and put the next strip perpendicular to the first, overlapping. I had printed burlap...if you don't like the print you can always flip it around.
Then you'll need to fill in the spaces. Find strips that fit best, and glue them on however it looks best.
Completely fill in the spaces, then check and see if any strips need extra glue.
Lastly, I tightened the top of the burlap strips with some Christmas ribbon and glued it tight.
I also looped some other ribbon through the top of the ornament for hanging.
I like gluing the tops of the ribbon instead of tying because it makes it look seamless. Your preference is up to you!
Here's a close up of my ornament. Do you like the writing, or would you have done it with plain burlap?
And here's the ornament on my coffee tree!
Oops, there's a little orange peeking! Well, I guess it can represent when I root for OSU...and that's only when they play Texas.
Could you see yourself making this ornament for your tree? It only took me 5 to 10 minutes to glue everything together!