This is my favorite ornament so far... I like the combination of the texture of the burlap, the warm wood and the shiny metal....Very pretty with the red bow! Here's how to do it.
Take a wood block and drill two holes in the top for hanging. I used a square block, but any shape will do. Take a piece of burlap large enough for a background. (When cutting burlap, slide the strands out, rather than cutting it, you will get an even piece for your shape).
Paint the wood (I painted it a cream color). Then I sponged paint around the edge to give it an aged look.
I cut some metal sheets in my die cutter in a bunch of shapes and some numbers.
I glued the burlap to the block and then tried a few different combinations until I found one I liked...
First the "25" with a star... not quite what I wanted.
Then the "25" but with the cut outs, the negative images..... Again, not what I wanted.
Then a couple of fold art stars...
Maybe a couple of trees?
OK.. Just right... I nailed the shapes with tiny finishing nails that I cut extra short...
Added a cute ribbon and hung it up! I love it!