Homemade Burlap Cross

Homemade Burlap Cross!

We’re continuing our home made Christmas gifts and this Homemade Burlap Cross is adorable! It’s the perfect handmade Christmas gift for friends or family! To make it, we used a scrap of wood and burlap, to make this piece that brings in the colors of Christmas.  We think the simplicity is the best feature of this décor piece and hope you enjoy making one for your home. You’ll love how easy it is, and how great it looks in your own home!

This post is part of our 2016 Homemade Christmas gifts series! Be sure to check out the rest of the gifts here: 2016 Home Made Christmas Gifts.

Homemade Burlap Cross

Homemade Burlap Cross

Materials need for the homemade burlap cross:

5″ wide patterned burlap ribbon

red twine

18″x 5″ scrap board

hot glue gun/sticks

Directions for the Homemade Burlap Cross:

Cut a length of burlap ribbon 6″ longer than your board. Then tie the red string/twine around the center, about 3/4 of the way up, and wrap several times tightly.


Hot glue one end to the back of the board, pressing it into place with a craft stick or scissor ends. Allow to set completely.


Pull burlap tightly to the other end of your board and wrap around the end. Then secure to back with glue.

Cut a second piece of burlap, 6″ wider than the board. Then repeat the procedure with red twine/string, this time exactly in the center. Cut excess twine off.


Glue one end to the back of board. Then allow it to dry and set. Finally, pull taught across board, and glue down.

img_2935-3Gently adjust and fan your burlap cross until the shape is as you want it. You can either lean it against the wall on your mantle or add a saw tooth hanger to the back and hang it on your wall to welcome Christmas.


And there you have it! You just made your own Homemade Burlap Cross! See how easy that was? We are all about simple home made Christmas gifts! If you loved this simple burlap cross, be sure to check out other great DIY Homemade Gift ideas in our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series, and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series!

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  • 04.18.17 Susan Hartman

    This is such a nice idea for the Easter holiday. Remember the reason for the season. Pretty.