It’s a Very Burlap Christmas, Part 1

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 ūüôĀ ). ¬†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…

Inspiration Number 1

Inspiration Number 1

Burlap Inspiration Number 2

Burlap Inspiration Number 2

Burlap Inspiration Number 3

Burlap Inspiration Number 3

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! ūüėČ However, if you are more particular than me you could definitely do some exact measuring.

Cutting the strips.

Cutting the strips.

Burlap Christmas Trees*Tip: Iron your burlap before cutting the strips because it will make it easier to cut and glue.*

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…

Glued to the top, then looped down.

Glued to the top, then looped down.

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas Trees

I repeated this step until the whole tree was covered.

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas Trees

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!

Burlap Christmas Trees

 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.

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas 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!

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas Trees

Burlap Christmas Trees

As you can see I am still debating on where these little darlings belong!

Celia

About Celia

I am a blue eyed gal living with my blue eyed hubby and our blue eyed Weimaraner in Wisconsin. Teaching is my day job and I just love it! There is nothing that I would rather be doing for my profession. In my free time I love designing and crafting our little apartment. I also have a love of all things water like swimming and boating. Take a minute or two to get to know my blue eyed family.

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4 Responses to It’s a Very Burlap Christmas, Part 1

  1. Terry Peterson November 27, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    I got to see the first stage of this clever adorable project! They turned out soooo cute my little blueyed niece! Keep inspiring us, so fun to follow your projects…

    • Celia
      Celia December 14, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

      Thank you! They ended up turning out!

  2. LeeLee December 12, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Great job. This looks like a fun DIY.

    • Celia
      Celia December 14, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

      Thanks! It was fun and festive!

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