FloraCraft® Burlap Fruit Tree

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Burlap Fruit Tree

The FloraCraft® Burlap Fruit Tree proves that a Christmas Tree doesn't have to be green, to be beautiful. This tree will look great sitting on furniture, in a window, as a centerpiece or maybe your home has a different place that's just as perfect.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut 5 inch lengths of Burlap ribbon to create 5 inch x 5 inch squares. Fold two opposite corners of the square in to meet at the center. Now fold one of the remaining corners down over the center so that the tip of this corner is about 1 inch up from the tip of the other corner. Gather the folded edge of the Burlap ribbon and pin it about 2 inch up from the bottom of the cone. Continue folding and pinning squares all the way around the cone. Repeat pinning a second row about 2 inch above the first row and so on to completely cover the cone. At the top of the cone, gather the folded ends of the Burlap ribbon and wrap with wired sisal rope to create the point as shown.
  • 2
    Spray paint the tree lightly with White spray paint, letting some of the Burlap ribbon show through. Apply Snow-Tex to all the tips of the “branches” and let dry. Spray the tree with adhesive and sprinkle with Diamond Dust glitter.
  • 3
    Spray paint the fruit in assorted metallic colors and let dry. Insert toothpicks into the bottom then glue the fruit tucked into the Burlap ribbon evenly spaced.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® 5 inch x 18 inch Cone 104183705
  • Nicole™ Crafts Simply Fall Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 15 Yard Burlap Natural 104760898
  • FloraCraft® Design It: Simple Style® Fruit Red Apple 104181459
  • FloraCraft® Design It: Simple Style® Fruit Yellow and Green Pears 104181463
  • Darice® 3 ply 28-1/2 lb Natural Jute 104243963
  • Nicole™ Crafts Floral Greening Pins 50 pc. 104186729
  • Floracraft® Diamond Dust Crystal Finish 14 oz. 104277916
  • DecoArt® Glistening Snow-Tex™ Glittering Snow 4 oz. 104734720
  • Design Master® Colortool® Spray Paint 12 oz. White 104180266
  • Design Master® Colortool® Spray Paint 12 oz. Copper 104180269
  • Design Master® Colortool® Spray Paint 12 oz. Gold Medal 104183323
  • Design Master® Colortool® Spray Paint 12 oz. Brilliant Silver 104460902
  • Design Master® Colortool® Spray Paint 12 oz. Copper
  • Elmer's® CraftBond® Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive 11 oz. 104148280
  • Toothpicks
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Scissors