I’ve been wanting a quick and simple budget friendly Christmas ornament project and I have come up with a perfect one to do! Now, I’ve not watched or followed any tutorials out there so I don’t know how other people do it. My way is so simple that I didn’t need to look into it further.
These burlap ornament projects began back when I was making lots of burlap flags and had loads of scraps. Since I don’t like wasting things, I gave many away but eventually turned my attention to them to figure out if I could use them for anything. This is one of the things I started doing and they have gone over so well!
This project would be great for kids, though they would need some adult assistance in the glue gun portions. It would also make a great craft project for Sunday School classes or other events as well. What I love about it is that it can be individualized and custom in any way you’d like to make it!
To make it easier, I have created this written tutorial and I’ve also created a “how-to” video here if that works easier for you.
Materials you’ll need:
- Mason Jar/Canning Lids & Bands
- Burlap scrap or fabric scrap of your choice
- Decorative ornament of your choice sized to fit on the jar lid
- Jute, hemp, satin ribbon or other trim
- Berries or other accents (optional)
Tools you’ll need:
- Hot Glue Gun
Let’s get started! First, take a piece of burlap scrap and cut it to a little larger than the jar band. Put the fabric over the lid and snap the band into place. Thicker fabrics will be a snugger fit and thinner fabrics might require a little glue.
After a few seconds, pull the lid and band apart and cut the fabric a little outside around the indentations of where the ring was and put it back together. This will give the finish a cleaner look but you can bypass this step entirely if you want to attach a felt or fabric backing to it.
Next, cut any hangers or tags off and attach the ornament to the front center of the burlap or fabric using hot glue.
For the berries, those are plucked from the stem. Sometimes these can have white foam showing through. A dot of red craft paint or red marker can fix that right up. Attach those using hot glue. Alternatively, you can use any accents here that you like or that you have on hand but this step is completely optional.
The last step is that we need a way to hang it on the tree. I used a bow that I made of hemp and tied extra hemp around it to use as a hanger but you can do this in a number of different ways using all sorts of different cords, ribbons or other similar materials.
That’s it! It only takes a few minutes to assemble these into a cute and unique ornament. I will have a few of these available in the shop here.
Please let me know if you decide to try these and feel free to tag me on Instagram @thecozyloftofficial with your creations. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!