Saturday, November 17, 2012

[Make] Stamped Burlap Ornaments

With the sparkle and glitz of holiday decor, sometimes it's the simple things that really grab my attention.  And what can be more simple than a burlap-covered ball that is stamped with Christmas cheer?



Stamped Burlap Ornaments

materials needed:
burlap
sharp scissors
white glue - i used tacky glue
this template from martha stewart- template for 2 or 3-inch foam ball; for 2.5-inch ball, enlarge to 105%
pack of foam balls - more economical than styrofoam
small alphabet stamps
permanent ink stamp pad - i used StazOn in jet black
ribbon, twine or string
pins
bells, faux ivy or evergreen, other small decorations (optional)

Step 1: Print out the template and cut out the appropriate size for your sphere.  For my 2.5-inch sphere, I enlarged the template to 105% and cut-out the 2-inch size. To ensure that the size is correct, the tips of the template should reach the poles of the sphere.

Step 2: Cut out the burlap using the template--

Step 3: Apply glue to the edges of the burlap piece.  Use glue sparingly since it will bleed through the burlap.  The glue will dry invisible but will be sticky to handle in the meantime--

Step 4: Lay down one piece at a time and smooth down the edges--

Step 5: Once the glue is dry, stamp your ornament using alphabet stamps and a permanent ink stamp pad.  I stamped both sides of the ball with different Christmas-y words.

Step 6: Attach your ribbon/twine hanger and any other embellishments.  I used a little glue and a pin to secure the hanger to the foam ball.

for "jingle" i had to add some jingle bells.  i toned down the brass by lightly sponging on some white acrylic paint.  as soon as i find my faux ivy stash, i'm going to add a leaf to the top of "merry".


These happy little ornaments just make me smile.  A trip to the craft store may be in order so that I can make some more!

Hope you're having a nice weekend!

46 comments:

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    1. Thank you Connie and thanks for following along!!

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  2. Love this! What a fun idea. The white-washed jingle bells are the perfect finishing touch, too.

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    1. Hi Ashley! Thanks, I'm having fun with the bells this year... more coming up!

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  3. So simple, but so classic. Love the texture of the balls.

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  4. Found you on the link up. These are super cute. They look pretty easy too. I think I am going to have to try these. come check out my page. www.thesweetpeapod.blogspot.com

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  5. These are adorable! What a great idea. I'd love for you to share this are my link party going on right now:

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-weekly-creative-9-and-giveaway.html

    Have a great day!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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    1. Thanks Shannon, I linked up :)

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    2. Hi Melanie! I'm featuring these today at my link party :)

      http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-weekly-creative-10.html

      Have a great day!
      Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  6. love these!!!! making these for sure :) now following....

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  7. Very cute! I am loving all things burlap this year.
    Have a happy thanksgiving!

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  8. These are great! And I love the baker's twine hanger on the top ornament! Pinning this... :-)

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    1. Thank you and thanks for pinning too!

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  9. These are darling! Thanks for sharing!
    -liZ

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  10. Super cute! Love em...pinning em!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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    1. Thanks Christina and thanks for the pin!

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  11. These are absolutely beautiful! I love the simplicity and elegance. Beautiful job. Pinned :)

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  12. Oh I love those! I never get tired of burlap!

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  13. Cute and simple... love these!

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  14. These are awesome. A great idea. Love the burlap of course.
    Ruth

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    1. Thanks Ruth! Yep, still going strong with the burlap love :)

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  15. Cute! burlap and text, two of my favorite things. :)

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  16. I love burlap and these are so pretty and original! Pinning these to make some for our tree! LOVE!! P.s. I'm a new follower too! Love your blog!

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  17. Oh my gosh! I love everything about these!!! I might need to make some this year.

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  18. Burlap and stamps? Adorable for Christmas.

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  19. have you tried these using cheap ornaments. thinking that might work too

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    1. Yep, that would definitely work! Might be pretty with some of the color coming through the burlap too (if it's a good color!).

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  20. Love it when I have all the supplies on hand. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.

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    1. I love it when that happens! Have fun creating. :)

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  21. would love to feature these, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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  22. LOVE these!!! Going to make them for an ornament exchange. Wondered if you tried doing the stamping prior to gluing to the styrafoam?

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    1. Hi Tina, I haven't but that should work as long as the word is on one panel and you use waterproof ink. I just looked at my ornaments and all the words I used fit on a single panel. Go for it!

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