Remember this? My homespun raggy tree! I thought I could update it with a burlap tree tutorial! And if you want to make a homespun raggy tree just click on the link on my sidebar.
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But here we go with the burlap tree tutorial~
Here's what you need:
Florist/ Styrofoam cone - but not the florist type that you soak in water
Strips of burlap no wider than 1"
Glue - I found using a hot glue gun much more effective and quicker
Bases for the trees such as bobbins or candle cup holders
Rusty stars, bells, strips of ticking etc to adorn the tree.
Step 1~ Starting from the base of the cone apply a stripe of glue like so~
Take your first strip of burlap, making sure it is long enough to go all the way around once with a bit of an overlap and glue down firmly - don't worry about a few puckers, just glue down as the next strip will cover it.
Keep adding strip by strip and make sure to keep the joints/overlaps at the back in a line.
Now you're at the top, make the last short strip rise over the top of the cone to cover it.
Next glue on a rusty star and the base you are using. It looks pretty sweet already, dontcha think!
Now we're ready for the decorations to go on the tree and this is so much fun because you can add on anything you can think of!!! I used a rusty bell garland for this simple, prim tree!
But how about this for a pretty idea - take strips of red and white ticking, not too wide but long enough to go around the tree.
FIRMLY twist the ticking like this~
Then glue in strands around the tree and trim off any excess fabric/threads and TAH DAH!!
I have to say I really love this and it reminds me of candy canes!
So there you have it and I hope someone will be inspired to make some! Remember if you do post about it you receive an extra entry into my giveaway!