Nicole™ Crafts Burlap Christmas Tree

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by Ginny Lowe, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Burlap Christmas Tree

Go rustic with your Christmas decorations!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the glue.
  • 2
    Glue the two 6 inch and one 8 inch Styrofoam discs onto the bottom of the Styrofoam cone. Allow to set.
  • 3
    Cut a 4 yard piece of 10 inch burlap ribbon. Wrap around Styrofoam cone from bottom up. Use floral pins to attach ribbon to Styrofoam cone. Overlap as you wrap and allow the burlap to be thicker at the bottom (this will give the tree a larger look at the base). Keep pinning and gather in a small pleat to fit burlap against Styrofoam cone. Pull tighter and use less as you wrap the top 1/3 of the Styrofoam cone (this will give the tree a sleeker look). Fold over top and glue or pin in place to hold. Cut off excess.
  • 4
    Cut a 5 yard piece of the 2-1/2 inch burlap ribbon. Begin by pinning at bottom edge of Styrofoam cone so that the burlap hangs below the bottom edge. Wrap around entire Styrofoam discs at bottom and pin in place several times. At this point, begin wrapping burlap ribbon up the tree. Gather and pin the burlap where necessary to keep ribbon taut against Styrofoam cone. Overlap top edge of previous row as you go up the tree. It will take approximately 22 to 24 wraps around tree to get to the top. At top, overlap top of Styrofoam cone and carefully pin.
  • 5
    Wrap the crochet trim around tree from bottom to top. Glue to hold. Wrap approximately 10 to 12 rows around tree. Trim excess.
  • 6
    Paint tin bucket Traditional Burnt Umber and allow to dry.
  • 7
    Fill bucket with floral foam. Hot glue to hold floral foam in place. Glue three jumbo craft sticks into foam in center of bucket. Apply hot glue to bottom of tree. Carefully place tree on top of craft sticks and slide tree down to floral foam in bucket.
  • 8
    Cut the 1-1/2 inch burlap ribbon into 18 inch pieces. To make burlap rose, use one 18 inch piece. Roll end of ribbon piece on an angle several times to create stem. Fold in half to make center. Wrap ribbon around center stem for approximately 3/4 to 1 inch, then fold back to create petal. Repeat this as you continue around rose to create petals, making the rose 2 inch across. Fold center stem back against bottom of rose and glue end of ribbon on top of stem to hold. Repeat this step to make nine more roses for tree.
  • 9
    Wrap pine garland roping and berry garland around tree to decorate. Glue roses and pine cones onto tree as shown or as desired.
  • 10
    Glue craft stick to back of tin star. Cut a hole through burlap at top of tree and glue and insert craft stick with star to top of tree.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Cone 6 inch x 24 inch 104183707
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Disc 6 inch Green 104179464 (2)
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Disc 8 inch 104179471
  • FloraCraft Desert Foam Design It 2-3/4 inch x 7/8 inch x 7-7/8 inch Brick Brown 104183759
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Traditional Burnt Umber 104699314
  • Darice Sewn Edge Burlap Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 10 yard Natural 104779229
  • Nicole™ Crafts Burlap Ribbon 10 inch x 10 yard Natural 104758708
  • Nicole™ Crafts Burlap Ribbon 1-1/2 inch x 5 yard Christmas Mix 9 104740885
  • Nicole™ Crafts Berry Garland 9 foot Ivory 104786526
  • Nicole™ Crafts Trim-it 3 foot Crochet Trim Ivory 104788010
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rustic Tin 3D Primitive Star 8 inch 104142621
  • Nicole™ Crafts Galvanized Tin Bucket 6-1/3 inch with Handle 104742027
  • Nicole™ Crafts 5 ply Natural Jute 254 feet 104276044
  • Nicole™ Crafts Craft Sticks 100 pc. 104149196
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks 20 pc. 104149722
  • Nicole™ Crafts Floral Greening Pins 50 pc. 104186729
  • Forest Naturals 8 pc. Ponderosa Natural Pine Cone 104725482
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Scissors
  • Ruler