How To Make A Burlap Christmas Tree

How To Make A Burlap Christmas Tree

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If you’re looking for a tutorial for making a country-style or primitive Christmas tree, you’re in the right place.

This method uses wired burlap ribbon, which will make the tree much easier to handle and get a tightly fitted effect.

You can decorate the tree any way you want with what you have on hand, but there is a mini tutorial in the video for how to make mini flower rosettes.

Have a look, see if you like this idea.

You’ll Need

Step-By-Step Instructions

Lining The Tree

  • Run a line of glue around the bottom of the cone.
  • Apply the burlap to the glue carefully. Don’t burn yourself; the glue might come through the burlap. Also, make sure the bottom of the burlap is lined up with the base of the cone.
  • As you wind each row of ribbon, pinch the excess burlap and press onto the cone to get a tight fit.
  • Continue gluing, winding, and pinching all the way up the cone, keeping the ribbon snug.
  • When you get to the top, extend the ribbon to cover the point of the cone.
  • Cut the ribbon and tuck the end in.

Making The Ribbon Roses

  • Fold the ribbon towards yourself at a 90-degree angle and then start twisting the remaining ribbon away from you as you wrap the ribbon around the center fold.
  • Pinch the rosette between your fingers so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Keep turning the rosette, and wrapping the ribbon until you have about an inch left.
  • To glue the rosette together, dab a little bit of glue on a non-porous surface and press the rosette into the glue.
  • Hold it for a couple of seconds until the glue sets.
  • To finish it, put some more glue on the back side and fold down the ribbon ends.
  • Trim the ends, ensuring the cut section is at the back. This will stop frayed ends.

Decorating The Tree

  • Pin the organza ribbon to the bottom of the cone.
  • Wrap the ribbon around the cone in line with the seams of the burlap ribbon.
  • When you get to the top, cut the ribbon and secure it either with another pin or some hot glue.
  • Put dots of hot glue on the tree and press the rosettes on, balancing them out so there are no clusters.
  • Apply sequin pins or any other decorations you have on hand in between the flowers on the tree.
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