When I saw these adorable printed burlap ornaments in a catalog I knew I had to make my own.  You can easily make several ornaments in one sitting, and they would make beautiful gifts that would be cherished for many Christmases to come!
(This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am part of the Design Team.)



Step one:  Use different sized alphabet stamps to spell the word “joy”.  Sponge the stamp with white craft paint, and press it onto the burlap fabric.  Repeat as desired.

Step two:  Make a heart template out of cardstock.  Trace it onto the burlap and cut out two hearts.

Step three:  Burlap frays VERY easily when you sew it, so I tried two different methods for joining my two hearts.  For my first ornament, I backstitched around the heart template.  Before I closed the heart, I stuffed it with burlap scraps.  After I had stitched around the entire heart, I cut it out.

For my second ornament, I cut out two hearts, then glued the edges together with fabric glue.  This way worked well, the only drawback was it took longer to complete because I had to wait for the glue to dry.

Step three:  Use the hemp cord to blanket stitch around the edge of the ornament.  When you get to the top, make a loop with the cord so you can hang the ornament.

I think this ornament is so pretty.  You could use different stamps to spell different words, or even customize it with a name.  What a fun gift to give or receive!



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