What do you do with leftover burlap scraps from coffee bag Christmas stockings and other projects? Make burlap star ornaments, of course!
Burlap is a recurring theme around my house. I love the natural and earthy look, and since I have stacks of coffee bags that friends have brought to me, this project fits right in with the reuse, recycle and repurpose ethic I have for the Christmas holidays. Twine, beads, and bright zigzag stitching add splashes of color and style to the scraps that would otherwise be thrown away. I use bright red and green burlap sandwiched between the outer layers for added color and stiffness. Twine serves as the hanger loop and the adornment is dangling beads.
For a cabin-chic look, use these rustic burlap ornaments on the tree in combination with red ball ornaments, recycled paper tree ornaments and strands of multi-colored lights. Round out the trend with burlap bows and a burlap tree skirt, and wrap the gifts in brown paper and twine. If there are no plans or room for a real tree this year, make tomato trellis trees and hang the star ornaments on them. Hang the stars in the kitchen window with orange garland, with a burlap bow on a wreath on the front door, or hang from garland on the fireplace mantel along with burlap stockings.
Make a few or make a bunch. They make good gifts as well as decorations. Slip one over a bottle of wine and take to your next party for the host, or tie one to a brown bag to dress up a present. Use your imagination. If burlap is not your thing, try other fabric combinations. The sky is the limit.