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Burlap and Twine

Christmas Tree Decor DIY

Tuesday 11/20/2018

· Christmas,Decorating,French Country,Winter

Do you love using organic materials such as twine and burlap as much as I do? These are some of my favorite materials to work with year round and when I ever saw these gorgeous little trees from uncommondesignsonline I knew I had to make a few. This is written is my own words.

Burlap Christmas Tree

MATERIALS -

  • Candle stick holders
  • Styrofoam cones
  • 1/8 of a yard of burlap
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue
  • Rustic silver bells
  • Brown Ribbon

Begin with cutting your burlap into approximately 1" strips. After you have all of your burlap cut into strips, begin attaching them to your styrofoam cone by placing a dab of hot glue at the top and smearing it around with the tip of your glue gun. Begin wrapping the burlap strip tightly around the styrofoam cone and when you reach the end, place a dab of hot glue and smear around - placing the end of your burlap strip. For your next strip, apply a small dab of hot glue at the end of your first strip and attach your second strip. Do the same thing with wrapping it, then hot gluing the end. You'll continue doing this all around your styrofoam cone.

Once done, take a piece of ribbon and cut off a long piece - find the center of it and hot glue to the top of your tree and allow to dry. Tie on a bell to each end.

Now apply a lot of hot glue to the top of your candlestick holder, center your tree on top and press down fairly hard until it dries.

Twine Christmas Tree

MATERIALS -

  • Styrofoam cones
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue
  • Rustic silver bells
  • Brown Ribbon

We're going to make ours with the same ribbon and bells that you used on the burlap tree only because I think they'll look better in a grouping.

Begin with placing a dab of hot glue on the top of the styrofoam cone and smearing around, then place your twine and twirl around in a circle for the top. Put a tiny dab of hot glue on the top of one side and begin wrapping your twine down around the side. Make sure your twine is very tight against one another and wrap a little bit and place a dab of hot glue.

Because this is going up on a candle stick holder, you'll also want to wrap the twine around the bottom. One your done doing the sides, bring down onto the bottom and place a dab of hot glue. Continue twisting your twine into a circle, gluing a little bit as you go along.

Now, like we did with the burlap tree, cut off a piece of long ribbon - find the center and hot glue to the top of your tree and allow to dry. Once dry, tie on a bell to each side of your ribbon.

Once your done applying all of your twine, now apply a lot of hot glue to the top of your other candlestick, place your tree in the center and hold down very firmly till it dries.

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