It’s a Very Burlap Christmas, Part 1
With the holiday season fast approaching I wanted to begin decorating. As I started digging in my closets and bins I quickly realized that my Christmas decorations were missing (bummer ). They were in one of the few bins we had to leave behind during the move. The bins we did cart down with us contained a few of our Christmas items but most of them were left in Wisconsin. If I was planning to decorate I was going to have to get creative.
I knew that whatever decorations I did create burlap was going to be key because I love the way it looks (beachy and rustic) and I also had an obscene amount left over after the creation of the burlap bedskirt, Here.
I headed to Hobby Lobby and Pinterest to get some inspiration and that is when my first burlap project was born. Here are a few of the inspiration pictures…
Burlap Christmas Trees
After getting some inspiration I headed back to Hobby Lobby to pick up some supplies. For this project I just needed to get 3 foam Christmas trees (3 different sizes) because I already had the burlap, glue gun and glue stick.
To begin this project I cut the burlap into strips. I did not measure the strips it was more of an eyeball situation! 😉 However, if you are more particular than me you could definitely do some exact measuring.
When the strips were cut I began to glue. I wanted my Christmas trees to look fluffy, full and unique. I started by gluing the strip to the top of the tree and then I gluing a loop, then another, then another, and so on…
I repeated this step until the whole tree was covered.
When the loops were completed I glued the bottom part of each loop to the foam to give the trees a cleaner look.
When I finally finished the 3 trees they felt like they were missing something. That is when I headed to Target and found some really cute ribbon in the dollar bin!
I decided to make the ribbon look (somewhat) like berries. To do that I cute the ribbon into strips then put a dab of glue in the center. Then I pinched the ribbon in half (horizontally) and held it until the glue was cool (about 3-5 seconds). After that I pinched the ribbon in half again (vertically) and put another dab of glue on. Finally I stuck these berry looking ribbons all over the trees.
To finish off the top of the tree I made a little ribbon bow for each of the trees.
Here is the finished product!
As you can see I am still debating on where these little darlings belong!