Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

It’s almost September and Christmas is just right around the corner. I love when I see my Pinterest feed fill with all the different Christmas crafts. Last year I made some burlap Christmas trees after finding some for sale at my local craft store. Read how easy these are to make and how adorable they turn out. They are perfect for your sofa table, fireplace mantel or shelves when decorating for the holidays.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

I was walking around Hobby Lobby looking for a crafty inspiration and found these cute little Christmas trees. I loved the idea of burlap being used to create these Christmas trees… But when I flipped it over to check the price I was shocked to see $29.99 EACH! I mean they were cute… but not that cute. There is no way they were worth that much. So I turned the cart around and went shopping for the supplies to make it myself.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

I grabbed foam cones the sizes I wanted for my mantel (don’t forget about your 40% off coupon), a yard and a half of burlap (this was the hardest part, so many colors of burlap to pick from!), and some extra glue for my glue gun. I ended up not using that red ribbon or the burlap ribbon below. Just the green burlap (loved how the color turned out).

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

First, I cut a strip of the burlap horizontally. Don’t worry if it starts to fray at the ends you’ll cover that in just a minute.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

Then I folded it “hotdog” style (sorry kindergarten teacher here) and glued the raw edges together with the hot glue gun.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

After gluing the raw edges I cut little slits along the fold to form the “leaves” of the tree. Don’t cut all the way up.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

Here is what it will look like.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

Then glue the raw edges again on one side and use that to glue to the foam cone.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

Make sure to take off the plastic wrapper before gluing to the cone. Start gluing the green burlap onto the bottom of the cone. Don’t worry if the burlap starts out too long, you actually want that. I’ll show you here in a second.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

Cut out more strips of burlap, glue the edges together and cut slits again and just keep adding to your cone.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

Once you are up a couple rows of “leaves” turn the cone to the side and glue the pieces that are long at the bottom underneath.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

Then just keep cutting, gluing, slitting and gluing onto the tree. Slowly work your way up to the top of the tree.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

And this is what the finished product will look like! 🙂

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

I am added a gold glittered ornament to the very top to look like the tree topper. You could also find a gold star ornament. I considered cutting a star out of cardboard and wrapping the star in twine and adding it to the top of the tree too. So many opportunities!

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

I am so happy I decided to try this craft myself.

{Texas Craft House} Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

 I love it so much more than the ones you can just buy… and the homemade ones are way cheaper. It cost me around $15.00 for the supplies for 2 of these cute trees . The ones you can just buy were $29.99 each!

Have a great weekend,

{Texas Craft House} Cassie

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5 thoughts on “Burlap Christmas Tree Craft

  1. I love un-traditional Christmas trees. I’ve been making them out of upside down tomato cages. check it out, I think you will want to make some for yourself.

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