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.
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.
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.
Cut strips about 1/2 of the way to the top of the fold all the way down the length of the burlap.
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.
For the topper, I simply crisscrossed two narrow strips of burlap, making an X and then glued them on the tip top.
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 décor.