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Personalized Burlap Ornament

By: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China.  Candie is the author of "Metalworking 101 for Beaders"(Lark Books 2009), "Felted Jewelry" (Lark Books 2007), and "Designer Needle Felting" (Lark Books 2007).  Currently she's creating designs for a variety of companies in the craft industry as well as for craft and jewelry-making publications.  Candie teaches workshops both nationally and internationally and has appeared on the Public Television series "Beads, Baubles and Jewels" as well as co-host for "Hands On."  She earned a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and Fine Arts from Purdue University.  For a further peek at her creative life, please visit www.candiecooper.com.
Be bold and bright with this stenciled burlap ornament. It’s easy and fast to make!
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #2934
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.


Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - 2" Wedding Day Alphabet
Item #30618
Letter-perfect stencils are ideal for all paper crafts, scrapbooking, school crafts and everyday needs. Alphabets contain one each: A-Z, 0-9, $&!@?;""


Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 3/4"
Item #34068
A Stencil Decor ® tradition, high quality, white China bristle brushes feature solid wood handles and seamless aluminum ferrules for maximum paint hold and professional results every time.


Other Supplies
Painter’s Tape
Red burlap
Flat round glass ornament with 3” diameter


  1. Tape the stencil on all sides to the burlap with painters tape. 
  2. Place a small amount of paint onto a pallet. Dip the paintbrush in the paint then swirl it around on a clean pallet space. This distributes the paint on all the bristles. 
  3. Dab the end of the paint on clean paper towel to remove excess paint. 
  4. Now you’re ready to fill in the letter stencil with paint using a dabbing motion. Leave the paint to dry and add a second coat if needed to darken. 
  5. Remove the stencil when dry and save for later projects. 
  6. Center the ornament over the initial piece. Trace around the ornament onto the burlap with chalk. 
  7. Cut inside the chalk line with scissors. 
  8. Remove the wire hanger and cap from the ornament.
  9. Roll up the burlap circle and put inside the ornament. Use a pencil to fluff out the circle and position it just right. 10. Replace the cap, thread the ribbon through the hook and tie off. Ready to hang or give as a gift! 
Project Tip: Burlap and Folk Art Multi-Surface paint comes in many colors so you can find just the right combo for your ornament!
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