♫ On the second day of Christmas, my true love made for me… Burlap I Love. ♫
♫ And an Upcycled Tree that’s Sparkly! ♫
Welcome to Day Two of our 12 Days of DIY Christmas Trees.
Isn’t burlap a girl’s best friend, anyway?? Or was that diamonds?? Ha ha! Either way, I’ve got you covered with today’s DIY Christmas tree. This one was so easy.. it took just five minutes to whip it up! And the payout looks like you spent hours making this beauty!
All you need for this tree is a styrofoam cone and some ruffly burlap. Mine has some fun little “diamonds” attached to it… for that extra sparkle! I picked it up at Hobby Lobby. Now, it was a splurge for sure! So, if you wanted to be super DIY diva, you could probably feed some regular old burlap through your sewing machine and make some ruffles… I’m just not that up and up with Miss Singer… if you know what I mean.
Since my burlap ruffles were a bit of a splurge, I didn’t want to permanantly adhere the burlap to the cone, juuuuuuust in case, I changed my mind and wanted to use it on something else later. So I searched the house for some floral picks I could use to tack the burlap in place. But alas, they were nowhere to be found.
Enter Suuuuuper-Hubs!! Du-du-du-duuuuuh! Cape in tow… he took some skinny nails and made me three little pins, I could use to tack my burlap in place. We are quite the DIY team!!
With those little pins, I tacked my burlap in place at the base of the styrofoam cone, wrapped it once around, and put a second tack in place to be sure the first row of burlap completely covered the styrofoam. Make sense?
Then it was around and around we go….
I didn’t put any more tacks on as I went up the cone… just keep wrapping…
Then, when you get to the top, that’s where I put my third pin. I just tacked the burlap right in place on the top, making sure to cover the tip of the cone.
Seriously… 5 minutes people!! 5 minutes!! And it’s handmade!! Here’s some eye candy for your viewing pleasure… aint she sweet!?
If you like this tree… you will totally melt over my next Burlap Tree! It’s a little more time consuming, but sooo worth it! I’m working on a Video Tutorial to walk you through the step-by-step! And I’ve got more than burlap up my sleeve! I’m tackling some Mason Jar Trees, Yard Stick Trees, even Wine Cork Trees!!
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To see all 12 DIY Christmas trees… CLICK HERE!
And if you’re a burlap lover like me… you may also like my Ruffly Burlap Wreath Video Tutorial, my DIY Burlap Napkin Rings with Sparkly Pinecones, or my DIY Glittery Burlap Christmas Ornament… I made a Video Tutorial for that one too!!
Until next time friends,
Vintage News Junkie