Decorating your Christmas tree in December can be a very personal and sentimental task. Some like their trees completely coordinated and pristine, looking like it just came out of a magazine. Others like their trees to be mis-matched and full of handmade, memorable ornaments that they have collected over the years.
No matter what your preferences are, making some ornaments can be a good option for you! You can completely customize them to your own Christmas decor, or you can give them away to friends and family to be displayed and treasured year after year.
In today’s post, Marie Nicole show us how she used a little bit of Canvas Corp’s Red Burlap, Kraft paper, Jute Twine, and a few other items to make these simple yet attractive little ornaments.
Burlap Poinsettia Ornaments
Hello, Canvas Corp friends! Im in a holiday mood already, even though it is only July! I think getting a head start on your handmade Christmas decor is a terrific idea and will help cut down stress once December rolls around. I don’t know about you, but I always like to make my own Christmas cards for friends and family every year, and this year I wanted to include a little special something in the envelopes that my loved ones can keep and display.
- Canvas Corp Red Burlap 12×12 Sheet
- Canvas Corp Kraft Cardstock
- Canvas Corp Jute Cord
- Tattered Angels Ivory High Impact Paint
- Die Cuts from Sizzix and Lawn Fawn
- Variety of Brads
- Hot Glue Gun
I have had a sheet of red burlap for a while and it has just been asking to be turned into something for Christmas! I took my burlap and ran it through my Sizzix using a die from Sizzix’s Poinsettia Pillowbox die set. I cut two flower pieces and layered them on top of each other. Next, I took some Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake dies and cut them out with Canvas Corp Kraft cardstock. I took one snowflake and placed it on top of my two other burlap flower pieces. Then, I just poked a hole through all three layers and added a brad to keep them all together.
After the burlap and snowflake pieces were secured together with a brad, I just squeezed a bit of hot glue to the back and added a loop of jute cord to create a way to hang the ornament. That’s it! These ornaments come together so quickly I managed to make about 6 of them in just a few minutes.
Now, you can go ahead and leave the ornaments as is, or, you can add some Tattered Angels Ivory paint to the edges to give it the look of being kind of “snowy”. It’s totally up to you, and whatever you find you like! The great thing about these ornaments is you can make a ton of them very quickly. I plan to send them out with a Christmas card, but they could also be used as gift tags, on door wreaths, as a place setting for your Christmas dinner, on candles, or on anything, really. So many ideas!
Do you like making handmade Christmas gifts and decor? Marie gave us some fun ideas on how to use our red burlap, but Canvas Corp has a lots more Christmas-themed items that you can customize for your own home. Follow us on our social media for more ideas and inspiration!