Hello my friends! Today I am excited to share with you two diy rustic Christmas tree ornaments that are quick and easy, and can be made in just a couple hours. I don’t know about you but I love quick, and easy projects. Especially when I’m so short on time, and Christmas will be here in less than 3 weeks. There is no way that I am going to be able to get all the Christmas projects that I was wanting to do. So, I will just have to settle with this project and maybe one more.
When I started on these two diy rustic Christmas tree ornaments I was wanting to make them into some rustic ornaments with a little bling. Not much just a little, because I am not a bling bling girl but I thought that a little sparkle may be nice.
Well I didn’t quit end of with sparkle bling, but I do like the beads that I chose with the rusty wire, and burlap ball. I think all in all they didn’t turn out too bad.
Diy Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments with Wire
The first ornament is so easy, and was made out of annealed wire that I wrapped around my bracelet mandrel to form a spiral, can be wrapped around anything cone shaped. Then I pulled each end to stretch it out to form a spiral tree.
The top smaller end I formed a loop using my mandrel pliers, and the bottom I wrapped the loose end around the wire above it.
Wanting the wire to look rusty, I then used the cinnamon and Mod Podge technique that I used on my rustic farmhouse Christmas tree base.
Next, I attached the beads to the loop at the top using fishing line, letting them dangle down in the center of the spiral.
Adding a piece of twine to the top for hanging and this rustic Christmas tree ornament is done. See wasn’t that soooooo easy?
Diy Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments with Burlap
The second rustic ornament was made from a Styrofoam ball, and burlap. I first measured the dimension around the ball, then I halved that measurement and made leaf shaped burlap pieces that measured 3 7/8” x 1” wide. Since I haven’t done anything like this before I wasn’t sure how many that I would need, but eight fits perfectly together bumping the edges up together.
I used my hot glue gun to glue the burlap down in place starting at the top, then the bottom.
Working around from top to bottom till I had the Styrofoam ball covered.
Next came the hard part, running the wire straight through the burlap covered ornament.
Once I managed that I added a spacer bead to the top then made a loop using my mandrel pliers.
For the bottom part of the wire I used the end of a paint brush to form a spiral close to the ball leaving a wire tail.
Which I then added a square bead to the wire pushing it up to the end of the spiral. Then cutting the extra wire off leaving just enough to form a small loop with my round nose pliers to hold the bead on.
Lastly, I added a piece of burlap for hanging, and that’s it for my two diy rustic Christmas tree ornaments.
Have you been making your own Christmas ornaments? If so please share what you’ve been working on in the comments below.
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