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DIY Burlap Trees- Tree #1

Written By Ally Alderton on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 11:56 PM

Oh Burlap Tree, Oh Burlap Tree, I really love your fibers
It's just the smell I can do without! 
Here's a tip- spray your finished burlap project with fabreeze or similiar product.  It should take the smell out of the material. Did you know the warmer it gets the stinker burlap becomes, so try to keep your burlap project in cooler places.

The other day I shared 3 different ways to create these amazing burlap trees here that can be used for the holiday season. Over the next 3 days I will share the details on how you can make each of the trees. Today I am sharing the details on this tree. Tree #1

Supplies Needed:
Burlap- I used a left over roll of landscape burlap, so the ends are not finished.
Cardboard Cone- craft store
Hot glue
Tacky Spray Adhesive

Step 1- Cover your cone in burlap. This doesn't have to be perfect as this is just to cover the base. Use your tacky spray adhesive to secure.
Step 2- Cut 2-3 inch squares of burlap to cover your tree cone. If you want a fuller tree you will need to cut more burlap squares. If you are using a smaller cone, then you will want to cut your squares 1-2 inches.
Step 3- Begin hot gluing the squares to the cone base, working around the cone in rows. You only need a small bead of glue on each square to secure it to the cone.
Step 4- Continue stacking the burlap squares, working your way up the cone base.
Step 5- When you are finished gluing your burlap squares, take your hand and fluff our your pieces. Fill in any weak spots. Your finished cone tree should look like this.
Tomorrow I will be back to share the tutorial on how to make this tree which was inspired by my burlap wreath here.
and Friday this tree which was inspired by one that I saw in the Ballard's catalog.
Have an amazing "burlap tree" kind of day!
Grateful for~
The chance to see 20 little sweet christmas pajama wearing kids sing their hearts out at the Christmas concert last night.

click here for tutorials on all the trees


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