Four beautiful handmade primitive Christmas DIY’s using fabric and twine.
While I have not started decorating my home for Christmas yet (I do that after Thanksgiving) I have started working on a few Christmas DIY’s. I have a ton of scrap fabric pieces left over from past projects so I thought I should use them up. Since I don’t sew, but I love fabric, I always have a ton of scraps.
I’m keeping this short and sweet for you today because I have 4 different projects to show you. Most of my Christmas decorations are primitive themed so I have made these beautiful primitive Christmas decorations out of fabric scraps and twine.
Primitive Christmas Project #1
Primitive Christmas Ornaments #1
These ornaments are so easy to make! All you have to do is cut some fabric scraps into strips and glue them around the styrofoam balls. I didn’t really measure the strips, I just cut them somewhat skinny. You can either cut them or rip them. I chose to rip mine because I love the primitive look of the ragged fabric.
Wrap the fabric strip around the ball and hot glue it into place.
Glue another piece of fabric around the ball the same way. Just place it beside your first piece so the edges overlap a tiny bit.
After you have all of your fabric strips glued on, add a piece of twine to the top of your primitive Christmas ornament for hanging. You can also use ribbon if you choose.
Primitive Christmas Ornaments #2
For these ornaments, you just use more fabric scraps, plastic candy canes, and hot glue.
This is so simple and works up so quickly. For these primitive Christmas ornaments, you just add a small bit of hot glue to the bottom of the candy cane, add your fabric to it, then wrap the fabric all the way around the candy cane. Easy!
The tree that I used for these primitive Christmas decorations came from a church bizarre sale a couple of years ago. It was so cute that I just couldn’t leave it there! (You can find a similar tree at Walmart here.)
All I did for the tree was to wrap some scrap fabric around the bottom and tie a piece of twice around the top to hold it in place.
The fabric for this little tree was leftover from my farmhouse footstool makeover.
Primitive Wood Christmas Tree
For this last primitive Christmas DIY, I used an unfinished wood Christmas tree that I found at A.C. Moore, fabric, jute string, and Mod Podge. (Similar one here.)
The wood tree has holes so you can poke Christmas lights through. I didn’t leave any holes in my fabric for the lights, but I may go back and add them later on.
For this project, I laid the tree down on a piece of fabric and traced around it. I cut the pattern out and used Mod Podge to glue it on. After the Mod Podge dried I added another layer of Mod Podge, focusing more on the edges to seal in the fabric.
For the decorations on the tree, I just tied fabric scraps to jute string and hot glued the string ends to the back of the tree.
While walking through a local primitive shop one afternoon, I came across this small barn star. Of course, I had to get it so I could add it to the top of my primitive Christmas tree!
That’s it! Four easy primitive Christmas projects using mostly items I already had around the house. The unfinished wood tree was only $5 and that’s all I spent on these cute little projects!
Have you started decorating for Christmas yet or do you wait? What is your Christmas decorating theme?