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.