DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornament – 4 Different Tutorials


I’m so excited to show you how to make your own DIY homespun fabric Christmas ornament. We’re going to go over 4 different kinds today. You can make one homespun fabric Christmas ornament or, better yet, make them all!

Before we hop into it, let me just say – Happy Halloween! Hope you all have fun tonight! We’re super excited for Cal’s first Halloween. We’ll post a picture later tonight on our Instagram account of his outfit ūüôā Also today is also the LAST DAY to enter the Halloween Giveaway that we’re participating in hosted by the Laughing Vixen Lounge. Don’t forget to enter at the bottom of this post.

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WHAT?!? We haven’t gone trick or treating yet, I know. Ok, don’t shoot the messenger here. I’m not the one that had out the Christmas decorations in July…. ahem, Hobby Lobby.

But tonight I know that you’re going to be inspecting¬†eating all of kid’s Halloween candy and wondering how you can prepare for the busy holiday season, am I right?! I’m soooooooo excited to announce that starting tomorrow (Tuesday, November 1st) I’ll be introducing¬†my 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide Series! I’ve got you totally and completely covered for your holiday shopping. We’re going to be chatting about everything from what to buy for babies to what to get that Joanna Gaines wannabe (aka your farmhouse friend). You don’t want to miss out because over the course of the 12 Days of Christmas, I’m going to be hosting not one, but TWO giveaways!! Can you tell that I’m just a tad bit excited about this!?

As we move into the Holiday season over here and get ready to kick off the 12 Days of Christmas series, I thought today I would show you how to make some easy DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments. These can also make great handmade gifts for Christmas.

I am not a seamstress… I don’t even own a sewing machine. So I don’t wander down the aisles of the fabric section very often, but when I do… it’s almost always for homespun fabric. It’s a weave fabric and gets its name because it is similar to the style of fabric that women used to spin at home… hence the name homespun. Homespun fabric is bound to have some small imperfections and nubs woven into the fabric. Each thread is a different color and it’s typically a plaid pattern.

I love using homespun fabric for Christmas decorations and ornaments. I even incorporate homespun fabric into my wrapping sometimes (think fabric ribbon and bows)! The rustic colors of the fabric (usually found with hunter and olive green, burgundy, and tan) lend themselves well to primitive Christmas decorations. Today I’m sharing tutorials for 4 different kinds of homespun fabric Christmas ornaments.

UPDATE – I did a LIVE video tutorial on Hometalk’s Facebook page on December 1st showing you how to make these ornaments. Watch the video tutorial here!

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here.

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Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornament (Fabric Strip Ball Ornament)

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DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Supplies for homespun fabric christmas ornament (fabric strip ball ornament):

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Step One: Cut fabric into strips

For this homespun fabric Christmas ornament, you’ll want to cut your homespun fabric into strips about 1 inch wide and approximately 12 inches long or long enough to wrap around your ball with about 3 inches on each side at the top. I love the Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors for all my crafting needs.

I like to use 3 different patterns. For this one I used Small Check Red/Green Blue, Red,Green,Blue Plaid¬†and Micro Check¬†all from Joann’s. You’ll need about 5-6 fabric strips per ornament.

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Step Two: Glue on your fabric strips

I spread some 3-in-1 glue on the fabric strip and wrap around the foam ball, bunching your fabric ends at the top. You can also use another type of crafting glue or hot glue.

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DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Continue attaching your fabric strips until the entire foam ball is covered.

Step Three: Make jute twine hanger

To make the hanger, I make a circle of jute about 6 inches tall.

Next I take another piece of jute twine about 14-18 inches long. This will be your bow, so the longer the twine, the larger the bow. You can always cut off extra string. Run this longer piece through the smaller circle and then tie around the fabric bunches at the top of your ornament. You can adjust the smaller circle so the knot in the back of the ornament and hidden. The tie it tightly and finish off with a bow.

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DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Step Four: Glue on rustic metal star (optional)

This part is option, but I love the extra rustic charm it adds to the homespun fabric Christmas ornament. These stars can be a little hard to find, but I get mine on Amazon.¬† I like the 1 inch size stars for the ornaments. I’ve tried larger ones and I found the 1 inch size is a little easier to glue on.

Use a dab of glue and hold on the center of the jute bow for about 20-30 seconds.

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DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Step Five: Attach a stamped Christmas tag

I like the extra touch of Christmas that the stamped tags add. I just use a Christmas stamp with a fun holiday saying on a kraft paper tag and tie on one of the ends of the bow.

Lastly, you can tie knots in the end of the jute so it doesn’t unravel!

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DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

 

Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornament (Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament)

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DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Supplies for bunched homespun fabric strip ball ornament:

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Step One: Cut your fabric in a square

I usually use about 12” x 12” square. Just make sure when you bunch the fabric around the ball that it covers the entire foam ball. The larger the square, the more fabric you’ll have bunched at the top.¬†I love the Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors¬†to cut the fabric.

For this ornament I used¬†Red,Green,Blue Plaid¬†from Joann’s.

Step Two: Bunch and glue your fabric on ball

I usually spread some 3-in-1 glue all over the foam ball and then wrap the fabric around and bunch at the top.

Step Three: Make your jute hanger

We make the hanger exactly how we made the one in the 1st ornament.

To make the hanger, I make a circle of jute about 6 inches tall.

Next I take another piece of jute twine about 14-18 inches long. This will be your bow, so the longer the twine, the larger the bow. You can always cut off extra string. Run this longer piece through the smaller circle and then tie around the fabric bunches at the top of your ornament. You can adjust the smaller circle so the knot is in the back of the ornament and hidden. The tie it tightly and finish off with a bow.

DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

The knots at the end of the longer jute piece help it not unravel.

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DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

 

DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornament (Mason Jar Lid Mini Fabric Wreath)

Love this idea of using a mason jar lid ring to make a mini wreath ornament ! DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Supplies for mason jar lid mini fabric wreath ornament:

Step One: Cut homespun fabric

I was actually looking for a way to reuse the scraps from the fabric strip ball ornament (1st tutorial on this post) and that’s how this idea came about! Your strips will need to be about 1 inch wide and 4-5 inches long. You can play around with different lengths to see what you like best.

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Step Two: Tie fabric on to mason jar lid ring

I just did a simple tie around the ring to attach the fabric to the mason jar lid… similar to the first step of tying your shoelaces. Continue to fill in around ring until it’s all covered. I alternated between¬†Small Check Red/Green Blue¬†and Micro Check¬†all from Joann’s.

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Step Three: Make jute hanger

To make the hanger, I made a circle of jute about 3 inches wide around the ring and secured with a dab of glue.

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I finished it off my tying a knot on the top.

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Step Four: Attach jute bow and button

Next I just made a little jute bow and glued it on to the front of the mini wreath using my 3-in-1 glue. Then I glued a cute little button to the center of the bow. Knot the ends of your jute bow to prevent unraveling.

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Love this idea of using a mason jar lid ring to make a mini wreath ornament ! DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Love this idea of using a mason jar lid ring to make a mini wreath ornament ! DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornament (Fabric Wrapped Candy Cane Ornament)

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Supplies for homespun fabric christmas ornament (fabric wrapped candy cane ornament):

Step One: Cut fabric

Cut your fabric into strips approximately 1 inch wide.  I love using the Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors for cutting fabric and other craft projects.

Step Two: Glue and wrap fabric around candy canes

I apply the 3-in-1 glue all over the candy cane and wrap fabric starting from the bottom.

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Love this idea of wrapping homespun fabric around plastic candy canes to make an ornament ! DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

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Step Three: Glue candy cane together

Just apply a dab of glue where the candy canes meet and hold until glue has set (about 30 seconds or so).

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Step Four: Make jute hanger

I cut a piece of jute about 6 inches long and tie around to the top of the candy cane. Tie a knot and secure it in the back of the ornament with a dab of glue. Apply a button to the front for an extra added rustic touch.
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Step Five: Tie on stamped tag

Cut a small piece of jute (about 3 inches) and tie a loop around the candy canes where they criss-cross.

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Step Six: Finish off with crinkle ribbon bow

First of all, this Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon is the BEST! To make it look the way it does in the photo I get it wet and pour some coffee over it (yes… I said coffee!). Then I let it set for about 15 minutes or so. Ring it out and let it dry overnight. You can totally dye¬†it other colors using ink or dye. I use this stuff on everything! Isn’t it awesome?

I love Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon. To give it this vintage look I get it wet with mater and then let it soak in some coffee to dye it! I love how it turns out !

You can tie this cute bow over the jute loop holding the tag to cover the knot in the back.

Love this idea of wrapping homespun fabric around plastic candy canes to make an ornament ! DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament
Love this idea of wrapping homespun fabric around plastic candy canes to make an ornament ! DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Love this idea of wrapping homespun fabric around plastic candy canes to make an ornament ! DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

Love this idea of wrapping homespun fabric around plastic candy canes to make an ornament ! DIY Homespun Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Click through for detailed tutorial for 4 different kinds of DIY Christmas ornaments. They make great handmade Christmas presents! Primitive Christmas Decor } Rustic Christmas Decor | Primitive Christmas Ornament

 

There you have it! Did you like each tutorial of a homespun fabric Christmas ornament? Which homespun fabric Christmas ornament was your favorite? Do you have any other ideas for how to use homespun fabric this Christmas?

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Make your own homespun fabric Christmas ornament. Grab your supplies from Amazon!


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