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DIY Burlap Angel Ornaments

Updated on November 13, 2016
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Loraine enjoys making crafts and sharing the projects she’s developed. Her crafts include pictured, step-by-step tutorials and templates.

burlap angel ornaments, burlap and denim ornaments
burlap angel ornaments, burlap and denim ornaments

I just love the look of burlap. It has that shabby chic look that works with any décor. The burlap and denim Christmas ornaments that I'm sharing with you today are so very easy to make and so versatile also.

In this article I'm going to show you different burlap angel and Santa ornaments and I'll give you some simple ideas for how you can make the ones shown. You'll be able to see how easy it is to make unique ornaments.

I have three different burlap angel ornaments and a burlap Santa ornament. I incorporated denim on some of them, but I could see using pieces of faux leather or even calico prints. The basis of the ornament is a three inch Christmas ball. The ones I used are cream or champagne colored, but I think any other color, to match your tree, could also be used.

Burlap and Denim Angel and Santa Ornaments

Supplies Needed:

3" Christmas balls
Black Sharpie
Hot glue
White glue
Wings (Pattern)

Sparkle Plenty

Angel #1

Double a piece of denim and cut two wings. With back sides together, glue the two denim wings together. Run a line of white glue around the outer edge of the wing and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.

Cut one strip of burlap 1 1/4"x12" and one strip 1 1/4" x 3". Arrange the long strip into a bow shape, (width of the bow is 4"). Fold the short strip in half, wrap around the center of the bow, overlap on the back side of the bow and glue.

Using single strands of burlap, fold back and forth to make hair. Glue to the top of the Christmas ball. Glue the bow to the bottom and the wings to the back. With the Sharpie, draw a simple face.

Bette Braids

Angel #2

For the wings, cut a piece of burlap 4 1/2' X 5 1/2". Make two darts in the center to form the wings and glue to the back of a Christmas ball. Cut two 1 1/2" x 6" pieces of burlap. From the bottom of each strip, cut the strip into three sections, leaving the top uncut. Braid the three sections.

Cut a short piece of burlap and glue to the top of the ball to form bangs. Make loops from a few strands of burlap and glue to each side of the bangs. Make little denim bows, or use little buds to glue at the sides of the bangs.

Glue the braids to the sides of the head. Make a small burlap bow and glue to the bottom of the Christmas ball. With the Sharpie, draw on a face.

Billy Beau

Angel #3

This little boy angel is wearing a cap. Cut a 2 1/2" circle. Slit the circle up the back and cut out the center (to fit around the hanger of the Christmas ball.) Cut a piece of burlap, 1 1/2" x 2", pull out thread from on side to make bangs for the boy.

Cut two pieces of burlap 1" x 4", glue to the sides of the boy's bangs, make twists in the strip and glue to the sides of the ball. Glue the cap over the bangs, overlapping in the back and around the hanger. I made denim wings, but you can cut them according to the pattern.

Glue to the back of the ball. Make a small bow tie out of burlap or denim and glue to the bottom of the ball. With the black Sharpie, draw a face.

Santa and Bette Braids


For Santa's hat, cut a rectangle of burlap 4 1/2" x 12". Fold one long side to the back for a 1 1/2" cuff on the hat. For Santa's beard, cut a rectangle of burlap 2 1/2' X 4". Pull threads from the rectangle so only three or four original threads are left. Trim to a beard shape and glue to the Christmas ball.

Using pulled threads, tie a bunch together with one of the threads to form a mustache and glue above the beard. Wrap the hat around Santa's head and glue to the ball. Form a tail on Santa's hat and glue. Make a tassel and glue to the tail of the hat. Draw eyes on Santa.

Sparkle Plenty and Billy Beau

Burlap Angels

What a beautiful arrangement is made with the burlap angles. You'll find out how to make them by going to the Painted Apron for the instructions.

Precious Christmas Angel

I have found some beautiful burlap Christmas angels that I want to share with you. This precious Christmas angel is so beautiful, and if you'd like to make one like it you'll find the instructions at UNCOMMON designs.

Burlap Christmas Angel

You can make a beautiful angel ornament like the one shown above. The tutorial for making this burlap Christmas angel ornament can be found at hometalk.

Burlap and Tulle Angel

What a beautiful combination, burlap and tulle, and you get this outstanding angel. Chickens in the Road is the name of the website where you'll find the tutorial for making the burlap and tulle angel.

Beautiful Burlap Advent Calendar

Clothespin Angels in Burlap

Super simple and a project that crafters of every age will enjoy making. Find the instructions at KayteeJane’s House. This is a perfect project when you need to make a large number of ornaments.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

Will you make a burlap angel ornament? - or leave a comment.

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    • ComfortsOfHome profile image

      ComfortsOfHome 4 years ago

      So cute! I do like the look of burlap on a tree.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      so cute..the irresistible smile got me

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      These are such cute Burlap Ornaments, thanks for sharing. Congrats on making the front page, blessed by Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      They are very cute. I especially like the one with the beard.

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      bestobdii 4 years ago

      @Mary Crowther: i like OBD2 it

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      Kay 4 years ago

      I think these are adorable! Merry Christmas to you!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very cute for the Christmas Tree!

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      GrowthSpark 4 years ago

      These are just adorable, I might just have a go...

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      Neil Spencer 4 years ago from uk

      What a great lens this is and a very interesting read ;-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Your lens is pretty cool!

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      fionaagee42 4 years ago

      I would. Thanks for this lens.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      These Burlap Angel Ornaments are really cute.

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      MichaelDubrovnik 4 years ago

      No me but the kids would love to. Thanks for sharing

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      Looks nice. May be I will try.

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      Creative décor. Looks simple and easy to make it at home.

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      SYC2002 4 years ago

      Great lens... beautiful Ornaments... I may think about it.

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      cleanyoucar 4 years ago

      These ornaments look nice! Would like to have one of them

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      kcsantos 4 years ago

      This is very creative. A little twist in our traditional Christmas décor. Thanks!

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      Benjamynn 4 years ago

      These look very cute! Happy holidays! :)

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      I love all of these Angel and Santa Burlap Ornaments, they're so cute!

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      fullofshoes 4 years ago

      I always love your lenses :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      They are just adorable! Don't know why I haven't thought of burlap ornaments before. They would look so cute with a country theme Christmas tree. Angel Blessings! :)

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      I love it, very cute, nice lens.

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      Very cute!

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      JodiFromFlorida 4 years ago

      Love the ornaments!

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      tahirmahmood 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      These are adorable. The ornaments are so cute. :-)

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      KarenTBTEN 4 years ago

      The faces are cute.

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      Bob 4 years ago from Kansas City

      Awesome ideas... what a great lens!!

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      stephiy 4 years ago

      Very cute lens :) The ornaments are just darling!

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Your delightful burlap ornaments give new meaning to Happy Holidays!

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      Mary Crowther 4 years ago from Havre de Grace

      So cute and I love the happy, happy faces!