3 Easy DIY Ornaments

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If you’re looking for a quick, fun craft project to do this holiday season we've got you covered with three adorable (and easy) DIY Christmas ornaments. We're sharing complete tutorials for all three of these ornament designs. With these ornaments you’ll find ways to use scrap fabrics and to add a nautical twist to your ornament collection. Let’s get started!

  • Old ornaments
  • Scrap fabric (we used scraps of Sunbrella® Cast Currant (#48115-0000) and Sunbrella® Bliss Aspen (#48135-0008) for the poinsettia and Crypton® Hesse Snow (#122663) for the snowflake)
  • Rope
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Bring your love of the water to your holiday decorations with a rope-wrapped ornament. This no-sew project is quick to make and adds a unique texture to any Christmas tree. For this project you’ll need a shatter-proof ornament, manila rope (#562911) and a hot glue gun.

    1. Place a bead of hot glue on the top of the ornament, at the base of the hanger hook. Press one end of the rope onto the glue.

    2. Slowly begin working the rope around the ornament, adding glue as you go.

    3. When you reach the bottom of the ornament, trim the rope to size and cut the end of the rope at an angle so that it will lay flat when glued to the bottom.

    4. Press the rope’s end into the glue and hold in place. Add a bit of extra hot glue if necessary to keep all the rope’s strands together.

    Create a cute poinsettia flower using fabric scraps and hot glue. This no-sew ornament could be a great project to do with kids or grandkids. For this project you'll need two fabrics in contrasting colors (we used scraps of Sunbrella Cast Currant (#48115-0000) and Sunbrella Bliss Aspen (#48135-0008)), twine or string and a hot glue gun.

    1. Cut six long petal shapes out of your main fabric. They don’t have to be identical, but you can make a template if that’s easier. We just free cut the shapes. Ours were about five inches long.

    2. Place a bead of hot glue in the center of one petal and pinch the center widthwise. Do this for all six petals.

    3. Place a bead of hot glue on the center of the petals again and fold in half lengthwise this time. Repeat this process on all six petals.

    4. Start assembling your flower by gluing the petal pairs together at the base. Keep gluing petals together until you have a full circle.

    5. Cut out a small circle from a fabric of a contrasting color (we used green) and glue it to the center of the flower.

    6. Cut a length of string or twine. Then use hot glue to attach the string to the back of the flower.

    The process for creating a snowflake is the same as the poinsettia. We chose to use Crypton Hesse Snow (#122663), a soft and fuzzy fabric, because it reminded us of snow but you can use whatever says "snow" to you! Cut your shapes, use the same folding techniques, and glue the pieces together exactly as above. The biggest difference is which side faces outward. What was the back of the poinsettia will be the front of the snowflake. There is no center circle for the snowflake, but you can add glitter or use a shiny ribbon to hang it on your tree.

    And there you have it! Three easy, no-sew ornaments to bring some DIY style to your Christmas tree. How do you decorate your tree? Let us know! Share photos on social media with us using #Sailrite.