Hi everyone! I hope your holiday season is going well. I love to craft a new Christmas ornament or two every year when I can. As my children grew up, we made a couple dozen ornaments for them to give as gifts to teachers, friends, and family–a little Christmas remembrance from them. They would each keep one for themselves and so now they have a different homemade ornament for about ten years of their childhood. The burlap tree ornament I’m sharing today could fall in that category. It’s easy enough for children to make, but can be upgraded for adults with creative embellishments.
I saw this idea on Pinterest and checked out the website, Honey Girl’s Studio, where the pin originated. I just loved the idea of burlap and I thought they looked terrific, so I gave them a try. Hers look a bit more steam punky and neutral, which I love, but when I found the green burlap on sale, I decided to go a slightly different route, hence the above results. They’re pretty easy to make, but I’ll walk you through it.
First I cut out cardboard triangles; mine are about 4″ high. I just eyeballed it; I like imperfect(!). Then I glued the cardboard to the burlap using white glue and let it dry. Once dry, I cut around the triangles.
I had some birch bark, so I used that for the trunks, although I love Melissa’s use of folding ruler pieces. The closest thing I had to that was some ruler ribbon, but it was yellow and I didn’t like the look. After attaching the trunks with hot glue, I just started decorating, using items I already had on hand.
Last step, glue on some fine cord for a hanger and you’re all set. (Note: I glued a button over the spot on the back where I glued the cord, just to give it a cleaner look. Happy Christmas!
Bye for now,