Sunday, November 17, 2013

Burlap Christmas Tree

My inspiration for this project was West Elm's Burlap Tree.


I used a foam cone (4 7/8 x 17 7/8 in), some burlap ribbon that I had on hand, and t shaped pins to make this.
I want to stress that I would not have used the pins if there was any possibility of a child coming in contact with this tree.  If you have children, I suggest using glue and a cardboard base instead.


The foam cone was pricey at the craft store.  I made sure to have a coupon along with me.

First I wrapped one piece of the burlap ribbon around the base of the foam cone so that no white would show.

I cut the pieces of burlap ribbon about 7 to 8 inches long.  My ribbon was too wide, so I also cut each piece lengthwise.


I twisted each strip into  a cone shape and pinned it to the foam.  I put the pin as high as possible to make it easier for the next layer to cover.



When I had worked my way from the bottom to the top row, I made a little cone shaped "hat" for the top.  I stitched it with a piece of twine so that no pins would show on the top.



Here it is sitting on a mercury glass cake pedestal.


One more thing ready for Christmas decorating!!!

Hugs,

Eilis

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Eilis
Eilis

2 comments:

  1. That is super cute! I was just looking up ideas like this!

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  2. So sweet, love your burlap tree! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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