DIY Rustic Burlap Christmas Ornaments (with Video Tutorial)

It’s this time of the year!!! Can you smell it? I can even though it’s not December yet. As many of you may know, I LOVE Christmas and I look forward to it every year from January. I know I’m a bit crazy but it’s true. As soon as Halloween is over I start planing my Christmas decor, last year I aimed for a neutral rustic decor and his year I decided to go still rustic but with lots of white! Today I’m sharing with you these super cute Rustic Burlap Christmas Ornaments made in natural rustic burlap and also in white-kind-of burlap. Hope you like them.

DIY Rustic Burlap Christmas Ornaments

DIY Rustic Burlap Christmas Ornaments

The thing with Christmas is that makes your fill your spirit with motivation and hope. With this you also want to add things handmade so your whole decor has something from your heart. Even though I buy some decor of course, I always love to have things made by me in every space I decor, specially the Christmas tree.

Last year was my very first Christmas in my new home country so I made pretty much everything. It was quite an achievement. I loved how my Neutral Christmas tree turned out and I so look forward to see how this year’s turn out.

These Rustic Burlap Christmas Ornaments are super easy to make although a bit time consuming so I definitely recommend sharing the crafting process with family even kids if they are old enough to sew a bit.

Making one can be done within 10 to 20 minutes but making a dozen or more for a 7 feet tree is another story. I end up making 8 natural and 8 white ornaments.

Working with burlap can be quite messy so get ready to be all sprinkled with burlap dirt. But don’t get scared, it’s so much fun making these cutes!

So without further ado, let’s start making some Rustic Burlap Christmas Ornaments.


  • Burlap {your favorite ones}
  • Pillow stuffing.
  • Thread and needle {preferably use the same colors of your burlap}
  • White yearn {thin like for embroidery}
  • Twine
  • Twinkle bells {size of your choice}
  • Hot Glue gun.
  • transparent glue {optional for burlap edges}

You can check the video tutorial here or you can scroll down a bit more to see the full written detailed tutorial.

First print and cut some starts and hearts {or other shapes of your choice} the size you think will fit your tree best.

Using your shapes as your pattern, transfer them to your burlap and cut them. Since the heart is a symmetric shape, I fold it, also fold the burlap and with folded sides together I cut several hearts.

place together 2 burlap hearts and stitch them together leaving a few millimeters of seem allowance. Your are not turning the hearts inside out, it’s just for design.

Stitch all around but leave a space opened to stuff it. You can always sew the ornaments with your sewing machine if you have one, I decided to go hand-sew to show you all it’s easily doable, or like my dear friend Amy from One Artsy Mama always say, to show you it’s Honestly Doable.

Stuff the heart {or the shape your are making} as much as you like, try not to get carried away though, you might actually want to be able to see the shape, LOL.

When you are happy with the stuffing stitch to close the heart.

There you go!


Now, using a yarn needle and your white yarn, make some long stitches along the previous stitches. This gives that rustic sewing look.

Cut a string of twine to hang your ornament. Make a knot and stitch it to your ornament right on top of your shape {you can also glue it if you prefer}.

Then cut another string of twine, this time a bit longer so you can make a cute bow.  

Insert the string in your single bell ring, place it more or less in the middle of your string and make your bow.

Stitch or glue the bow to the hanger.

…And your are done. Easy peasy, right?

Now go and make a couple dozen and come back and tell me how did it go!!! LOL. 

Hey! I did it! You will see when I finish my Christmas tree.

Now seriously, you can do the same process for different shapes and colors.

But for now, how do my lovely Ornaments look?

I’ve seen similar ornaments with more decoration, like pine branches, cotton branches, cherry, balls, you name it and they all look so cute but I decided to go simpler.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you did, you might also want to check out these too:

Our Neutral Rustic Christmas Tree

Easy DIY Rustic Burlap Christmas Wreath

Cute DIY Memory Keepsake Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments

Cute Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial

DIY Easy Red and White Christmas Pillows #Christmas #Christmasdecorations #Silhouettechanllenge

Till Next time!


5 Comments on " DIY Rustic Burlap Christmas Ornaments (with Video Tutorial) "

  1. Camila

    What cute ornaments and so simple to make too!

  2. Camila

    That looks simply lovely! Enjoy your first Christmas in your new home!

    1. Camila

      Hi Daniela, I sure am, it’s exciting! Thank you so much for stoping by and I’m glad you like this ornament!

  3. Camila

    Your photos of the burlap ornaments aren’t coming through on my end

    1. Camila

      pictures came through now. thank you.
      Ornaments are adorable

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