Rustic Christmas decorations are a must-have for anyone who loves modern farmhouse-style decor. Unfortunately, they aren’t always easy to find, so it’s a good thing we can make our own! Learn how to make plaid and burlap Christmas ornaments that are perfect for anyone who loves rustic decor.
Have you been searching for classic yet rustic Christmas decorations? You can’t go wrong with these plaid and burlap ornaments made from styrofoam balls!
I personally love rustic Christmas decorations and use them anywhere that I can in my house. There’s no doubt these homemade ornaments are going to fit right in around here this holiday season.
But, the best part about them isn’t how amazing they look (although they DO look beautiful).
It’s that they’re much easier to create than you may think, and you can quickly make your own with just a few materials!
Today, I’m taking the mystery out of making plaid and burlap Christmas ornaments by showing you how to do it. I’m including written instructions as well as a step-by-step video to show you just how easy it is to make your own Christmas ornaments.
Note: If you love making Christmas ornaments as much as I do, you won’t want to miss my Red Truck with Christmas Tree Ornament, DIY Paper Ornament, and DIY Stained Glass Christmas Ornament ideas.
To make these easy Christmas ornaments, here is a list of items you will need to make them:
- Styrofoam balls – you can use any size you want. Even try a variety of sizes!
- Styrofoam tool set – this is the best tool for the job, but you can also try a butter knife
- Plaid fabric
- Jute twine
- Hot glue and glue gun
Ready to see how to make these plaid and burlap ornaments? Just watch the short video below to see the process in action!
Tip: If you want to check out those other ornaments mentioned in the video, check out the Lace Embossed Clay Ornaments and DIY Marbled Christmas Ornaments.
How To Make Plaid And Burlap Christmas Ornaments
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how easy this craft is to make. Here’s how!
Ok, if you can’t watch the video or missed a step or two, here are the written-out instructions.
Wrap twine once around the styrofoam ball as a guide.
Next, use a foam tool or a butter knife to score the foam beside the twine.
You can now remove the twine and make the scoreline deeper with the tool so it’s easier to see and follow.
Repeat this same process to get three more lines that go all the way around the ball and are as evenly spaced as possible.
Lay either plaid or burlap over one section that you have created. Stuff the fabric a little bit into the line all the way around the section.
Use scissors to trim fabric as close to the ball as possible.
For the next section, stuff the other type of fabric into the line completely all the way around.
Repeat for all sections alternating between plaid and burlap.
Hot glue twine into the scorelines (on top of the fabric) to cover up where all of the fabrics meet. This will also help to secure everything in place.
Use an additional piece of twine for a hanger at the top. Secure with hot glue.
Your plaid and burlap ornaments are ready for your tree! They also make great DIY gifts for anyone on your list. 😁
Here are a couple of questions I frequently see readers ask about this project. If you have a question but don’t see it down below, please leave it in the comments.
Can I use a different kind of glue for these ornaments?
Yes, you could use craft glue if you don’t have a hot glue gun. However, I have found that hot glue works best for securing these ornaments in place.
Can I use something other than twine to make a hanger?
I love the way that the twine looks since it perfectly complements the rustic vibe. But, if you want to do something different, you can play around with using ribbon, baker’s twine, embroidery floss, or even thin metal wire.
Love These Burlap Ornaments And Want More Christmas Ornament Inspiration?
Add these DIY Christmas ornaments to your must-make list this year! You will love the results hanging on your tree especially if you have a rustic farmhouse theme to your decorations.
If you love this idea and want even more quick and easy plaid ornament ideas, check out the links for more ideas below!
- Painted Plaid Ornaments
- DIY Glitter Mini Mason Jar Ornament
- Initial Ornament Made with Glitter Paint
- Canning Lid Snowman Ornament
- Christmas Llama: A DIY Ornament Idea
- DIY Rudolph Ornament
- Styrofoam balls
- Styrofoam tool set
- Plaid fabric
- Jute twine
- Hot glue and a glue gun
- Wrap twine around the Styrofoam ball as a guide.
- Use the foam tool or a butter knife to score the foam beside the twine.
- Remove twine and make score line deeper with the tool.
- Repeat process to get three lines that go all the way around the ball and are approximately evenly spaced.
- Lay plaid or burlap over one section that you have created. Stuff the fabric into the line a little all the way around.
- Use scissors to trim fabric as close to ball as possible.
- Stuff fabric into the line completely all the way around.
- Repeat for all sections alternating between plaid and burlap.
- Use twine and hot glue to cover up where all of the fabrics meet. This will also help to secure everything.
- Use an additional piece of twine for a hanger at the top. Secure with hot glue.
- The plaid and burlap ornaments are ready for your tree!
So pretty! I love these, Angie.
I love the video! I am a visual learner so this really helped to understand how you made these adorable ornaments. Thank you for sharing this on Talk of the Town Link Party!
Julie @ Love My Simple Home
These are really cute! Thanks for the tutorial 🙂
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I love these ornaments! I am drawn to more rustic holiday decoration and even more so when I don’t have to sew them! I am adding you to my DIY holiday ornament list! 🙂