DIY Burlap Christmas Trees

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These little burlap Christmas trees are easy and fun to make, not to mention pretty inexpensive, especially if you already have a few items on hand. I talk a lot about shopping at Hobby Lobby. First of all, I love the fact that I live less than a mile from a Hobby Lobby. Second of all, I love that it is a Christian based company. Third of all, I love that they have 50% off sales weekly. Finally, I love that if the item you are buying is not already 50% off, you can simply go online and get a 40% off coupon any day of any week! And no, I do not make a dime from saying these things about Hobby Lobby!

With that in mind I bought 3, 15 foot spools of burlap ribbon at 1/2 price each, for a total of about $10 to make all three trees. I also bought some spray glitter for one tree for about $4. I already had all my other items on hand: hot glue and poster board to make paper cones.

I used three different widths of burlap just for experimentation purposes.

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Personally, I think my favorite is the more narrow width. It was a little easier to work with and it turns out to have a tidier appearance.

Very simply, make various sizes of paper cones from poster board. I am no expert at making paper cones, I simply watched a You Tube video on how to do this. Check it out… Make a Paper Cone.

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Measure how much burlap you will need to wrap around the based of the cone. Fold the burlap in half and glue the top of the fold together.

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Cut strips about 1/2 of the way to the top of the fold all the way down the length of the burlap.

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Simply wrap the strip around the base, and hot glue it to the cone. Continue the same process all the way to the top of the cone slightly overlapping each strip.

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For the topper, I simply crisscrossed two narrow strips of burlap, making an X and then glued them on the tip top.

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Although this is a very simple process, be prepared to spend up to an hour per cone. Don’t worry, you will get faster after the first cone!

These precious little Christmas trees would make a thoughtful homemade gift or a great addition to your Christmas d├ęcor.

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Scripture for thought: “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

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28 thoughts on “DIY Burlap Christmas Trees

    1. Traci Post author

      Thank you, Jennie! Yes…I spend way too much time at HL! If we ever move I’m in trouble because it is common for me to make multiple trips there on a given day.

      1. Debb

        Oh How I miss HL. I used to work 10 minutes from one and I routinely would go there several times a week. We have moved and it is now over an hour to the closest one but I still manage to get there as often as possible. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Love the trees~

  1. Shalise

    Love these! How much did you use of each roll per cone? Just wondering if a friend and I could share or if we have to get our own?

    1. Traci Post author

      That is a great idea, but I only had about 2 feet of extra left from a 15 foot roll. Have fun making them, and let me know how cute they turn out!

  2. Cathy

    I saw these on Pinterest and had to tell you.. My son manages a Hobby Lobby and brings me little gifts occasionally. He knows I love burlap and has brought me several types of ribbon. The chevron and polka dot were two of them. Not really colors I use so I made little cone trees to donate to our church for an auction. They loved them. I am so glad I finally found who the pin belonged to. Thank you.. For the inspiration.

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  4. Deonna Wade

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