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Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Craft

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Are you tired of hearing me talk about handmade holidays yet. There’s something about creating gifts and decor that suit perfectly one’s taste that really appeals to me. Each year the kids and I make ornaments, cards and decorations not just for our home but to share with the grandparents and other family.  I still unwrap ornaments Sabreena made when she was little and they each bring a smile to my face. This Burlap and Evergreen Tree is a more recent creation. I took some inspiration from pictures I saw on Pinterest but definitely made it my own.

Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft I had everything I needed to make this; card stock or , felt, hot glue, burlap roll, evergreen clippings from the yard and scissors.Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft

Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft

Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft

Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft

Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft
Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft

Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft

 

 

Directions

  • Create a large cone with your cardstock or posterboard. This particular tree is tall I used a posterboard that was tucked away in the closet. The best cones come from a Pac Man shape rolled tighter for a thinner shape or kept wide for a fatter cone like party hat.
  • Secure your ends with tape from top to bottom.  I then spray painted my coat with a quick coat of brown so that any cone showing through wouldn’t be too obvious.
  • Measure a length of burlap around your cone base. Cut it, fold in half (tack with glue if needed) and clip 75% up on the folded edge about 1-2 inches apart.
  • Glue this around your cone and repeat all the way up ensuring there is sufficient overlap.
  • Tuck in sprigs of evergreen or other greenery, real or fake.  Personalize by cover with glitter, holly berries, fake snow or mini ornaments.
  • Top your tree with a hand cut felt star glued to the top of the cone.
  • Your tree is ready to display.Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft

Complete this tree in less than a half hour or make an entire forest in a day. These on a mantel, paired with long pillar candles is a subtle but gorgeous display of the season.

I think this would be beautiful made in muslin, lace or even felt.  I have another prepared cone waiting for a makeover.

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Comments

  1. This is so pretty! My mother-in-law loves burlap. This would be perfect with her decor.

  2. Masshole mommy says:

    I will never get tired of your handmade crafts 🙂 I think this came out awesome. Great job.

  3. Lindsay says:

    That is gorgeous! I can’t believe you made that!!!

  4. That is definitely the perfect piece to showcase the season. You really did a marvelous job on it!

  5. I love burlap. I love this tree too. I was just telling hubs the other day that I needed to buy some for a photography shoot I wanted to do. Now, I have another excuse to buy some!

  6. That is just so adoreable. I want to make one or two of these.

  7. I LOVE this! It looks pretty easy to make too. I just need a little burlap and I think I will make this for my mother-in-law for christmas. she loves rustic looking decorations and I love how you put greens in it! 🙂

  8. This is so cute! I love working with burlap. Pinning!

  9. love this!!

  10. This looks great! Thanks for linking up to #Naptimepursuits!

  11. Amanda Love says:

    I just absolutely love this tree. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it but it looks great!

  12. Emily Smith says:

    I love this project! It would be perfect on our front porch. Thanks for sharing!

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