DIY a four-step, five-ingredient, Rustic Muslin Ornament

The “recipe” for these Rustic, Muslin & Ribbon Ornaments calls for just five ingredients, which you’ll mix together in four simple steps. If you need a last-minute handmade Christmas gift or Christmas decoration, I recommend these little gems. Changing up these DIY ornaments is easy. Use burlap instead of muslin, or glam it up with a sparkly, special occasion fabric. If you’re going for the glam, replace the cotton ribbon with sequin trim. Or just use what you have on hand! Today is also the last Stocking Stuffer Giveaway.

Easy, DIY Ornaments, and simply beautiful, too.

Rustic, Muslin & Ribbon Ornaments by Rebekah Meier.

Great, DIY ornament for quilters and sewists!

Wrap up your ornament in a rustic, cotton ribbon, or something else entirely.

Stash buster ornament that's an easy DIY, too.

These would be fun to make with a group. Have everyone bring leftover fabrics and ribbons to share and then mix & match as you DIY.

To make Rustic, Muslin & Ribbon Ornaments, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” balls
  • Muslin fabric
  • Cotton ribbon, with printed images (Rebekah used tape measure and alphabet ribbon)
  • Ball head pins in white
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors

To make Rustic, Muslin & Ribbon Ornaments:

  1. Tear muslin into ¾” strips.
  2. Pin one end of a muslin strip to a ball. Wrap the strip around the ball till the ball is completely covered. Add a few pins or a dab of glue, if needed, to help hold the fabric strip in place.
  3. Pin and glue the ribbon to the ball and wrap the ribbon around the ball. You want the muslin to show through, so leave some of the muslin uncovered.
  4. Knot together the ends of a ribbon length to form a hanging loop. Pin and glue the loop to the top of the ball.

Optional: Add a bow and tie on a tag.

These are beautiful ornaments, and so easy to DIY.

Wrapped in measuring tape and alphabet ribbons, these would make excellent teachers’ gifts.

Today is the last Stocking Stuffer Giveaway, and the lucky winner is Kathryn Restoff. Please contact me, Kathryn, to arrange for your prize package.

This is the last post of the year, and I’m taking a break over the next few weeks for a little family time. We have a tree to decorate, presents to wrap, cookies to bake, and a few Christmas movies to watch.

But before I sign off, I want to share one of my favorite photos from 2015. A few months ago, two sweet & skinny kitties showed up at my door. Due to allergies in the family, I couldn’t adopt them, but oh, we wanted to! I am happy to say that we found a forever home for these little fur balls, and they were adopted together by a local riding stable. The stable was in desperate need of a few good mousers, and happily took in both. Here they are now, living the good life in the tack room at the barn. Don’t you love a happy ending?

Adorable stray kitties found their forever home.

A happy ending — these two, stray kitties found a warm & cozy forever home!

I hope you have a warm & cozy holiday, curled up with family and friends. I wish you a happy ending to your year, and I’ll see you in 2016.

Happy crafting!


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14 Responses to DIY a four-step, five-ingredient, Rustic Muslin Ornament

  1. CraftyB says:

    As long as those measuring tapes are not measuring my waist this holiday season, I love the ornaments!! Adds a natural feel to a Christmas tree.

    • Sharon says:

      Ha, ha, ’tis the season of cookies, for sure! And it’s not over yet! My motto — stay in the craft room and out of the kitchen! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  2. Love these ornaments! Would be perfect for someone who sews!

    • Sharon says:

      I agree! And I think the ornaments with the alphabet would be a sweet (and easy) teacher’s gift. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I wish you a wonderful holiday! Happy crafting. Sharon

  3. Angie says:

    Very creative! Love that you can change the wording to suit the recipient too! Merry Christmas!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Thank you, Angie, and thank you for all of your sweet comments throughout the year. I hope you enjoy a little creating over the holidays, along with celebrating with family and friends. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas! Sharon

  4. LisaM6 says:

    Sharon- Here’s wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years! Thanks for another great year of wonderful ideas!
    Great idea. 😄

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Lisa. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, too! I hope your daughter’s home for the holidays and you celebrate with a full house. Will it be a white Christmas out there? It looks like we have rain in our forecast. Here’s to a creative and crafty 2016, Lisa! See you next year. Sharon

  5. I am so happy that the two kitties found you!! They are beautiful and remind me of a stray that adopted us a few years ago. He has passed over the Rainbow Bridge but i think of him often!
    These two look like the cat that ate the canary and then licked up the spilled milk! LOL
    These ornaments are cute and I have a relative that is going to love them! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and eat lots of good foods! See you in the New Year! (((HUGs))))

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 I miss seeing these two play in the yard, but I’m so happy that they are in a loving home. The shelters around here (and probably everywhere) are so full of cats that they can’t take any more. 😦 I wish you a wonderful Christmas, filled with family, friends and yes, yummy food! I always look forward to your comments, Barb, and thank you for following Crafts ‘n Coffee. I’ll see you in the New Year! Sharon

  6. annehaun says:

    Happy holidays to you Sharon – am looking forward to another year of your wonderful projects and ideas.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, and I wish you and your family the most wonderful holiday, too! I hope you enjoy some creative time over the next few weeks, too. Enjoy, and see you in January! Sharon

  7. Katiria says:

    Congratulations Kathryn! You’re gonna love your Stocking Stuffer prize
    To my fellow crafters hope you have a chance to spend time with your families and enjoy the season.
    Sharon as always thank you for your hard work through out the year. Your posts are lovely and creative.
    “See” you all in the new year 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Aww, you are so sweet, and I’m so glad you’re here, Katiria (and the same goes for all of the regulars here on Crafts ‘n Coffee). Have a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year, too. I’ll see you in 2016! xo, Sharon

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