10 DIY Burlap Christmas Ornament Ideas

Updated on March 6, 2020
lbrummer profile image

Loraine enjoys making crafts and sharing the projects she’s developed. Her crafts include pictured, step-by-step tutorials and templates.

Do You Like to Use Burlap?

I just love the look of burlap. It has that shabby chic look that works with any décor. The burlap and denim Christmas ornaments that I'm sharing with you today are so easy to make and so versatile.

I incorporated denim on some of the ornaments, but I could see using pieces of faux leather or even calico prints to add variety. The basis of the ornament is a three-inch Christmas ball. I used cream or champagne-colored ornaments, but any color can be used to best match the other decorations you have.

What You'll Need

  • Burlap
  • Denim
  • 3" Christmas balls
  • Black Sharpie
  • Hot glue
  • White glue
  • Glitter
  • Wings (Pattern)

1. Sparkle Plenty Angel

  1. Double a piece of denim and cut out two wings using the pattern.
  2. With the back sides together, glue the two wings together.
  3. Run a line of white glue around the outer edge of the wing and sprinkle glitter on top. Let dry.
  4. Cut one strip of burlap 1 1/4"x12" and one strip 1 1/4" x 3". Arrange the long strip into a bow shape. The width of the bow is four inches.
  5. Fold the short strip in half, wrap around the center of the bow, overlap on the back side of the bow, and glue.
  6. Using single strands of burlap, fold it back and forth to make hair.
  7. Glue them to the top of the Christmas ball.
  8. Glue the bow to the bottom and the wings to the back. With the Sharpie, draw a simple face.

2. Bette Braids Angel

  1. For the wings, cut a piece of burlap 4 1/2' X 5 1/2". Make two darts in the center to form the wings, and glue to the back of a Christmas ball. Cut two 1 1/2" x 6" pieces of burlap.
  2. From the bottom of each strip, cut the strip into three sections, leaving the top uncut. Braid the three sections.
  3. Cut a short piece of burlap and glue to the top of the ball to form bangs. Make loops from a few strands of burlap and glue to each side of the bangs.
  4. Make little denim bows, or use little buds to glue at the sides of the bangs.
  5. Glue the braids to the sides of the head. Make a small burlap bow and glue to the bottom of the Christmas ball. With the Sharpie, draw on a face.

3. Billy Beau Angel

  1. This little boy angel is wearing a cap. To make it, cut out a 2 1/2" circle. Slit the circle up the back and cut out the center (to fit around the hanger of the Christmas ball.)
  2. Cut a piece of burlap, 1 1/2" x 2", pull out the thread from on side to make bangs for the boy.
  3. Cut two pieces of burlap 1" x 4", glue to the sides of the boy's bangs, make twists in the strip and glue to the sides of the ball.
  4. Glue the cap over the bangs, overlapping in the back and around the hanger. I made denim wings, but you can cut them according to the pattern.
  5. Glue to the back of the ball.
  6. Make a small bow tie out of burlap or denim and glue to the bottom of the ball. With the black Sharpie, draw a face.

4. Santa Claus

  1. For Santa's hat, cut a rectangle of burlap 4 1/2" x 12". Fold one long side to the back for a 1 1/2" cuff on the hat. For Santa's beard, cut a rectangle of burlap 2 1/2' X 4".
  2. Pull threads from the rectangle so only three or four original threads are left. Trim to a beard shape and glue to the Christmas ball.
  3. Using pulled threads, tie a bunch together with one of the threads to form a mustache and glue above the beard.
  4. Wrap the hat around Santa's head and glue to the ball.
  5. Form a tail on Santa's hat and glue.
  6. Make a tassel and glue to the tail of the hat.
  7. Draw eyes on Santa.

Burlap Projects From Around the Web

5. Burlap Angels

What a beautiful arrangement is made with the burlap angels. You'll find out how to make them by going to the Painted Apron for the instructions.

6. Precious Christmas Angel

I have found some beautiful burlap Christmas angels that I want to share with you. This precious Christmas angel is so beautiful, and if you'd like to make one like it you'll find the instructions at UNCOMMON designs.

7. Burlap Christmas Angel

You can make a beautiful angel ornament like the one shown above. The tutorial for making this burlap Christmas angel ornament can be found at hometalk.

8. Burlap and Tulle Angel

What a beautiful combination, burlap and tulle, and you get this outstanding angel. Chickens in the Road is the name of the website where you'll find the tutorial for making the burlap and tulle angel.

9. Beautiful Burlap Advent Calendar

10. Clothespin Angels in Burlap

Super simple and a project that crafters of every age will enjoy making. Find the instructions at KayteeJane’s House. This is a perfect project when you need to make a large number of ornaments.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

Will you make a burlap angel ornament? - or leave a comment.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • ComfortsOfHome profile image


      7 years ago

      So cute! I do like the look of burlap on a tree.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      so cute..the irresistible smile got me

    • flinnie lm profile image

      Gloria Freeman 

      7 years ago from Alabama USA

      These are such cute Burlap Ornaments, thanks for sharing. Congrats on making the front page, blessed by Squid Angel flinnie.

    • PromptWriter profile image

      Moe Wood 

      7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      They are very cute. I especially like the one with the beard.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      @Mary Crowther: i like OBD2 it

    • Cari Kay 11 profile image


      7 years ago

      I think these are adorable! Merry Christmas to you!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Very cute for the Christmas Tree!

    • GrowthSpark profile image


      7 years ago

      These are just adorable, I might just have a go...

    • SpannerMontanna profile image

      Neil Spencer 

      7 years ago from uk

      What a great lens this is and a very interesting read ;-)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Your lens is pretty cool!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I would. Thanks for this lens.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      These Burlap Angel Ornaments are really cute.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      No me but the kids would love to. Thanks for sharing

    • maryseena profile image


      7 years ago

      Looks nice. May be I will try.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Creative décor. Looks simple and easy to make it at home.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Great lens... beautiful Ornaments... I may think about it.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      These ornaments look nice! Would like to have one of them

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      This is very creative. A little twist in our traditional Christmas décor. Thanks!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      These look very cute! Happy holidays! :)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I love all of these Angel and Santa Burlap Ornaments, they're so cute!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I always love your lenses :)

    • ItayaLightbourne profile image

      Itaya Lightbourne 

      7 years ago from Topeka, KS

      They are just adorable! Don't know why I haven't thought of burlap ornaments before. They would look so cute with a country theme Christmas tree. Angel Blessings! :)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I love it, very cute, nice lens.

    • anne mohanraj profile image

      anne mohanraj 

      7 years ago

      Very cute!

    • JodiFromFlorida profile image


      7 years ago

      Love the ornaments!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      nice lens

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      These are adorable. The ornaments are so cute. :-)

    • KarenTBTEN profile image


      7 years ago

      The faces are cute.

    • safereview profile image


      7 years ago from Kansas City

      Awesome ideas... what a great lens!!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Very cute lens :) The ornaments are just darling!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Your delightful burlap ornaments give new meaning to Happy Holidays!

    • Mary Crowther profile image

      Mary Crowther 

      7 years ago from Havre de Grace

      So cute and I love the happy, happy faces!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, feltmagnet.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)