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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.
- Styrofoam cones
- Wired burlap ribbon
- Hot glue gun
- Scraps of ribbon – 6 inches each x 3/8 inch
- Organza ribbon
- Sequin pins or any pins on hand.
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.