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Friday, November 22, 2013

Rustic Burlap Trees from Holy Craft

Rachel from Holy Craft is here today with a cute Christmas craft for you.

Burlap is probably one of my favorite fabrics.
{followed closely by felt in case you were wondering}

I love the rustic elegance of burlap and wanted to show you how I made these simple and cheap
{under $2 each!}
rustic burlap Christmas trees.

I started with about a half a yard of burlap.

I found these gold Christmas tree ornaments at The Dollar Tree.
{I love the Dollar Store and wrote a whole series on what to buy and what to avoid}
The ornaments are about 10 inches tall.

I cut half inch strips of burlap and then cut them into five inch strips

I took each strip, looped it and glued it with my hot glue gun.
I found it easier to make a lot of loops first and then start my project, but there is no right way, you can loop them and glue them as you go. I promise, the craft police won't come and get you!

Starting at the base, take each loop and use your hot glue gun to glue each loop on to your tree base.

On your second row, line your first loop up in the middle of two of your bottom loops and continue around the tree until you have your whole tree covered.

You can still see a little of the gold tree base peeking out, which I think adds to the rustic elegance of these trees.  
You can use this technique on any tree form base that you can find.
I even updated an old grapevine Christmas tree that I have had for years!
Do you love burlap as much as I do?
  What have you made with it this holiday season?
If you love crafting, but don't want to break the bank on projects, grab a cup of coffee 
{I am in Seattle after all} and head on over to see me at Holy Craft, where I like to help you live a creative life on less.
Thanks for having me Allison!
And congratulations on that new little one!

1 comment:

  1. Such a creative idea. I want to make some now! I'd love for you to add it to our linky party @


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