I love the look of authentic grain sacks…but they can be very expensive! And…there is really very little out there that can be used as a substitute. But then my clever co-host Baby Kitty came up with an idea…why not make your own? Whaaat? Genius! In looking around, I decided that Osnaburg fabric would be my best choice for starters. It has the natural, nubby look of linen but is super cheap and very user friendly. And it was on sale at Hancock’s for around $2.00 a yard…gotta love that!
So here’s what you will need:
- Osnaburg fabric…The amount will depend on the number of ornaments you plan to make, but 1/3 to 1/2 a yard should be more than enough.
- Red fabric marker
- Painter’s tape…I used the .7 inch size because I find it’s easier to position
- Fiberfill for the stuffing
- Jute twine
- Patterns for the ornaments…I found mine here.
- Any embellishments you would like to add such as ribbons or jingle bells
- Hot glue gun
- And, of course, a sewing machine or you could sew them by hand if you wish.
And here is what you will do:
- Position the tape on the fabric to create stripes. You don’t have to be exact. Then fill in between the tape with the fabric marker. You can add as many stripes of whatever size you wish, but I chose three.
- Be sure the stripes have had time to dry (my marker was the kind that needs a little time) and remove the tape.
- Fold the fabric so that you have enough on the underside to serve as the backs of the ornaments. I chose to have plain backs for mine. Print the patterns you plan to use (I found mine here ) then position them along the stripes, pin and cut them out
- Sew around the edges with a zig-zag stitch, leaving one portion open. Add the stuffing then stitch closed.
As a final step, hot glue jute twine loops as hangers and add any embellishments you wish.
And…taaa daaa!…here they are! Aren’t they cute? I love the rustic farmhouse look…perfect for my Christmas décor this year…and they were so inexpensive to make!
Here’s a final look…love them! And I hope you like them, too!
Under the Table and Dreaming asked me to share them on her 4th Annual Handmade Ornament Series...fun!
And just in case you would like to see more of my Farmhouse Christmas décor, here’s my mantel…starring a pair of rustic, chunky galvanized lanterns…my new favorites! You can get a closer look here.
And there is more Farmhouse Christmas going on in the dining room…with a vintage galvanized toolbox serving as a centerpiece and lots of transferware and greenery on the hutch! You can see more by clicking here.
And...I still have a few more Farmhouse Christmas tricks up my sleeve, so stay tuned!
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