Burlap Christmas Tree
I love the look of those whimsical Christmas trees I see everywhere. On my favorite Pinterest site there are always many awesome inspiring ideas.
So I went and did my thing. Some time ago I had purchased a cone. Think it is some kind of Styrofoam but I am not sure. Anyhow it is the kind you find in all craft stores and Dollar stores.
Before starting a project, I gather anything that I think I might use. As you can see in the picture, there are several items. I did not use all of these in the burlap project, as I usually work on more than one thing at the same time.
Essential for any crafter is the ModPodge. There are many different kinds available, but I usually have a very basic one like the one in the picture.
Here you can see the cone wrapped in burlap and lace. I soaked this in the ModPodge before adding to the cone. Turned out to be quite a messy project with glue everywhere! It took quite a few days to dry as well. But, once dry it stayed together just right.
I added a piece of fairly heavy wire, doubled, and with a bell at the end. This wire went through the top of the cone as far as I was able to push it trough.
Finish wrapping the burlap
From the cone I wrapped some plain burlap over the wire until the desired thickness. It was a bit tricky to shape it and it did not turn out quite the way I wanted it to.
All was secured with threat, just plain sewing threat, which I pulled as tight as it wanted to go.
There was just enough lace left over to wrap around the last piece. Again all glued together with ModPodge.
The fun begins
The bells and jingle bells were hot glues in place. It was a lot of fun adding these. Maybe I should have added more? Or do you think I got carried away enough?
After all can not have enough jingle bells at Christmas!
This little Christmas tree was a side project. I did not like the plain look of it, so added some fake snow. Both from the Dollar store.
And then there was this string with mini lights I had picked up at Costco a while ago. Perfect for this little tree.
The lights where held in place with mini clothes pins. A left over from the wedding Mason jars.
And here you have both of them together.