Here’s another project included in last week’s Christmas Crafternoon – and I love this one because it is SUPER easy, and SUPER customizable. There are about a billion different kinds of ornaments you can make yourself, if you feel so inspired around the holidays. I love these ornaments because they are perfect for the rustic, burlap Christmas decor I am gravitating towards this year.
And, if you’re like me and have an excessively obnoxious collection of craft supplies, you can probably make these without spending another dime, which is another big plus this time of year!
Here’s what I used to make my hand stamped burlap ornaments:
3″ foam craft balls (like these)
Burlap scraps (I have about ten billion yards of burlap in my house. If you are a normal person, you may have to go grab some from a craft store or from here).
Rubber alphabet stamps & black ink
Cut your burlap up into little rectangular pieces of varying sizes. Put lots of tacky glue on the edges & corners of each piece, and attach them to the ball. (You’ll want to push/stretch the burlap out around the ball for a nice hold. You’ll get messy, which is cool, because peeling dried glue off of my fingers is a favorite hobby of mine).
Once you’ve covered the ball, allow it to dry. You can attach any string/twine/ribbon of your choice in a loop on the top with a dab of glue & a straight pin stuck right into the foam ball. Then rubber stamp whatever words/initial/etc. your little heart desires!
My ornaments currently adorn a little tabletop artificial tree. I am in love with them. If I did not have a day job/actual human responsibilities, I would stay home and play with glue & burlap all day and cover my tree in these. Maybe next year.
Psst… the winner of my DIY Holiday Crafting Kit Giveaway was just announced on Twitter! Congrats, Julie! I can’t wait to get your box off in the mail to you!