I have recently discovered a great love for burlap. It is so easy to work with, inexpensive and goes perfect with my shabby chic style. This burlap garland tree is something I came up with on a whim while playing around with some supplies I already had at home. It took less than 10 minutes to make and cost less than $10 in supplies.
My favorite thing about this adorable chic burlap tree is that it makes the perfect last minute addition to my holiday decor. But also it would make a fabulous gift for a friend or family member. They will love it’s fabulousness and that it was made by you (they don’t have to know it only took you 10 minutes to make)!
First you need to make a burlap garland. This is super easy, simply take the burlap ribbon and cut a single piece of thread about 2-3 inches from the end. Take that thread and gently pull it to create a gather. Continue pulling that thread (be careful not to break it) until you get close the end. As you are approaching the end of the garland feel for the thread you have been pulling and carefully cut that thread about 2-3 inches from the end. The string you have been pulling is now REALLY long, so you may want to begin pulling the new end and sliding the garland back down towards the longer thread. This whole process takes about 5 minutes…it’s super easy!
Once you have created the two garlands the next part is super easy. Simply take the garland and hot glue the end to the floral tree cone. Began wrapping the garland around the tree. When you get to the top of the tree, take the end of the garland and wrap it over the top. With the string at the end of the garland wrap it around the burlap top. If you want to reinforce the garland you can add hot glue or upholstery staples along the burlap as you are wrapping and tying up the top piece (I did not need to do this, mine was pretty secure all on it’s own)!