Style, Decor & More: Create Your Own Shabby Chic Twine Ornaments

Create Your Own Shabby Chic Twine Ornaments

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Every year, I like to go for different themes for my holiday d├ęcor. It really depends on what inspires me for the season. Sometimes, I like to go the classic route, with a simplistic yet, sophisticated red-and-green theme. During my college years, I was in an ultra-feminine phase and embellished my then-apartment with pink and silver ornaments. It was oh-so fabulous; I loved every aspect of it!

For this Christmas season, I am totally feeding off of the “glamorous, rustic vibe.” There’s just something about natural palettes, twine rope and burlap that makes me all giddy inside.

I was racking my brain for some DIY ideas. I like the idea of making my own projects for both budget’s and creativity’s sake. Recently, I came up with my Twine-Wrapped Ornaments: they’re easy to put together and won’t break the bank. Plus, they totally adhere to my rustic or "shabby chic holiday look”, which I’ve finally decided to use as this year’s theme.

Do you ever use twine for your holiday decorations? What ornaments have you made yourself? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to see your ideas!

Twine-Wrapped Ornaments
Popsicle sticks
Hot glue gun

Start by gluing your popsicle sticks together to form a simple star frame. Allow the glue to dry completely so that you have a sturdy structure.

Start wrapping! I like to wrap the ends of the star first. I go around each section as tightly as possible, hot gluing the twine’s ends to the popsicle stick structure.

Next, wrap the middle portion of the star as tightly as possible, again, gluing the ends of the twine. (It’s best of you do all of your gluing on the backside of the ornament).

Cut a piece of twine, about 7-9 inches long. Loop it and glue it on the back of your ornament. This is what you’ll use to hang it up on the tree.

Lisa Favre is the food author behind Marble Crumbs. Lisa shares her stories that revolve around food, because every great meal holds a great story: down to the last crumb.. 


  1. This is a great family project that the kids and I can make together. Thanks.

    1. If you decide to make them, please send in a photo! We'd love to see it!

  2. We have a log cabin style home and rustic star ornaments would look great on our tree. I will be sure to take some photos.

  3. I can't believe it is time to start thinking about the holidays. Where does the time go?

    1. It's that time already! lol
      Thanks for stopping by, Elyse!

  4. Oh, they came out very cute and the children can help make them.

    1. Hi Gerri, It's a great project to make with children.

  5. I am going to try to find time to make a few of these this weekend. Great idea.


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