December 15, 2011

Quick, No-Sew, Burlap Ornaments

I can't believe Sunday starts the one-week-to-Christmas countdown! This season has flown by, hasn't it?

Today I have another quick and easy project to show you as part of our Making a Merry Christmas series. Like every week, I'll be over at Grocery Shop For FREE today sharing this simple DIY ornament with Dian's readers!

This year my tree (oh, my poor tree) has really struggled to find it's place. Last year I used a lot of bright green and red ornaments and decoration, but this year I was lookin' for a change. Ever just want something different? I really had a hankering for something earthy and organic. Burlap, pinecones, paper flowers. You get the idea. The problem? Oh, I'm sure you can, honey! I didn't have the budget for a big overhaul. So, I've been making do. But, on Monday morning I woke up with a vision in my head for some easy burlap ornaments using supplies in my possession. I made them before I'd even had my first cup of coffee and before my daughter was awake. 

And, that, my friends, is a mommy-victory. File this project under: no caffeine needed and won't rouse sleeping child. 

Now, I'm sure your tree has been trimmed for weeks, and if every square inch of tree is covered, consider making a batch of these up as pretties for your gift packaging!

To make these ornaments, I started with a square of creamy burlap. You'll need to stack two pieces together so you get two copies of the same heart. Then, I cut these hearts out without a stencil by folding the burlap and cutting half of a heart shape. Seriously, this is the easiest way to cut out a heart from any material.

 Oh, an I used my pinking shears to help control the fray.

After I got the hearts cut, I used itty bitty letter stamps to stamp words on the front of the hearts. I got these tiny stamps on the dollar spot at Michaels. And, let me tell you, it was a dollar well spent.

I used my hot glue gun to attach the two hearts together, along with a piece of twine to be used as a hanger. I left an opening between the hearts and stuffed some of the burlap scraps into the space to make a pillow of sorts.

Then I glued the opening closed and called my quick ornaments complete.

These look so festive on a pretty package.

  And they look perfect on my tree. 

Thanks for stopping by for another day of Making a Merry Christmas! Next Thursday we'll wrap it all up and then go enjoy the Christmas we've been working so hard to make Merry! 



  1. So cute and easy! I love them!

  2. I love simple, homemade ornaments. These are lovely! Thank you for sharing and please stop by my blog sometime.

  3. Super-cute and super-easy! Now, that's my style. ; )

    I'm hosting the Christmas Tree theme of a Blogging Around the Christmas Tree linky party tomorrow and would love for you to stop by and share your tree!

    Oh, and I'm your newest follower!

    ~Abbie (

  4. These are so cute and I'm in love with burlap so, I might need to make them. Too bad I didn't see them when there was more time before Christmas! Hope your computer is getting fixed!

  5. Very cute I love that the project is simple yet appealing. Thanks for sharing

  6. Luv these.... a homerun for EM... AGAIN! And btw... luvin the new profile pic of you and Baby M :)

  7. Super Cute Emily! LOVE these ornaments/gift decor!

    XO, Aimee from

    PS Pinning it!

  8. Love 'em! If you felt like it, you could add rick-rack around the edges, and you could stuff them with something that smells yummy!

  9. Love this idea! so pinning to do this week! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at my Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic

  10. Those ornaments are awesome. I love burlap and anything. I hope you will link up this project to my party that opens on Tuesday evening at 8pm EST.

  11. I featured your ornaments from our last Bedazzle Me Monday party!! Feel free to stop by and grab a feature button :)
    Thanks so much for linking. Hope to see you again this week! Happy New Year!!

  12. These are super cute! I'm hosting a little ornament making party for some newlyweds I know, these will definitely be one of the options. Thanks for the brilliance!

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