I had some supplies on hand and was in the mood to make some Christmas crafts. I’ll admit my first two ideas didn’t work out too well. I saw burlap trees at Target that had scalloped pieces all around with glittered tips. Looked simple enough, so I gave it a try. Well, I was cutting forever and did not have anywhere close to the amount of scalloped pieces of burlap, so I gave up. I also had some felt on hand and thought I could wrap it around the cone in layers and just cut the strips about half way up to make little flaps. I did this and it made a very terrible looking tree. But then, on Black Friday when I was shopping I saw these pretty cone tree crafts at Jo-Ann Fabrics. The one just had burlap wrapped around the cone and then a beaded garland. I knew that seemed more reasonable.
I was right about that. This was a very simple and easy Christmas tree craft. I had everything I needed in my supplies. I had a Styrofoam cone, burlap, string beads, and glue. I started with my roughly cut burlap square.
I applied some craft tacky glue around the cone.
Then, I just wrapped the burlap around the cone.
Fortunately, the glue dries clear, because it looked pretty bad at this point. I cut the extra off the bottom. But, when I stood it up the tip did not glue together too well, since my cone had a flat top and not a pointed tip. I decided to stuff some burlap on the top inside my burlap to give it something to adhere to. It looked pretty messy, but it did the trick.
I had the string of beads from the thrift shop. I just bought them last month thinking they would be great for some Christmas crafts.
They were well worth the 50 cents! I just used one small strand. I used hot glue for this step. I thought it would adhere better. Plus, I wasn’t worried about burning my fingers through the beads like I would have been worried about with using hot glue to apply the burlap. The hot glue worked perfectly.
Now, I have a cute little burlap tree for my craft room shelves.
This was a real quick and easy craft to add something new to my Christmas décor.
Are you looking for more Christmas crafts? Check out some of my posts from last year: DIY Christmas Decorations, DIY Christmas Ornaments, and Baby Shower Favors (more DIY ornaments).
mary billman says
you have given me an idea for the cones from Dollar Tree!
Glad you can use the idea Mary! Thanks for reading!