How To Make Burlap and Twine Tabletop ChristmasTrees

So…I finally have gotten around to actually decorating my house!! This year I decided to simplify in both the colors and items.
 I decided to incorporate burlap and jute twine into my family room decor, and I am so happy with how it turned out!

Burlap and Twine Trees…

Burlap and Twine Trees Uncommon

They are just so warm and cozy! Plus they are a great last minute Holiday Home Decor idea!!

Here is how I made them…

Supplies Needed for Burlap and Twine Trees:

1.Paper or Styrofoam cones in your desired height { I used paper cones that I found in the seasonal craft section at Michaels!}
2. Burlap, cut into a long strip {mine was about 2 1/2 yards long and about 2 inches wide} and slightly frayed on the edges!
3. Jute twine {comes in different diameters, choose the width that appeals to you!}
4. Adhesive {after I got started i found that a basic glue gun is FAR easier than the spray adhesive! FYI! }
5. Spray glitter in color of your choice { I used a bronze color }
6. Embellishments!! Have fun with this part…I used brown satin ribbon and bronze colored jingle bells!

Lets start with the Burlap Tree

Gather all your supplies needed…

Next, adhere the burlap to the bottom of the cone with a small amount of glue, {remember, I switched to a glue gun instead of spray adhesive!} and begin to wrap the burlap around the cone and slightly overlap each layer as you move up the cone. I applied small amounts of glue periodically, as I made my way up the cone!

You will need to make small cuts in the burlap as you wrap it, to get it to lay flat. They will look like little “tucks” in the burlap! Continue to wrap, glue, cut, and tuck all the way to the top!!

Finally, give your tree a light coat of shimmer with some glitter spray! Finish off with some whimsical little bells, tied onto the top with brown satin ribbon!

Now, for his little friend, the Twine Tree

Simply attach the jute twine to the top of the cone with your glue gun and start wrapping….sit down…turn on the TV…and wrap! Attach the jute twine on the underside of the cone at the bottom with your glue gun! That’s it! Super easy!! Finish it off with a little glitter as well!

These are really fun, easy, and inexpensive! I was also able to really score on the candlesticks they are sitting on…50% off of 50% off !! LOVE a bargain!




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  1. You know I LOVE mini trees & these are so adorable! Seriously, I need you to come style my house!

  2. These came out great! I love the monochromatic look of them. Very naturally elegant. Nice job!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  3. I love it! The burlap trees look great! Lots of burlap around my house this year, as well. Stopping by from SYS.

  4. I am loving all the rustic Christmas decorations I have been seeing. I think these are really great, thanks for sharing how you made them.

  5. These are so cute!

  6. I just found your blog – and how weird, I just bought two tree forms yesterday … coincidence? I think not! Hopefully I can get them decorated before Jan. 1 :) Thanks for the great linky party!

  7. These are so cute!

  8. I thought I loved the burlap tree and then I saw your twine one. Adorable :-)

    So glad to have you at our Pin’Inspiration Party this week.

    Happy follower, would love if you popped over and grabbed a button.

  9. These are really nice. I could sure use ones like that for my boring old mantle at home.

  10. These would look so cute on my desk…I will be adding these on my list of next year’s Christmas crafts….Thanks for sharing this on my “18 Days of Christmas” linky party :-)

  11. These are AWESOME!! I love how simple and rustic they are! Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog… Have a great Friday!

    Emily @ BabyBerry

  12. These turned out great! Love it!


  13. visiting via Whipperberry tonight. These are soo pretty!

  14. I love these! I am making some Saturday for sure. I even have similar candlesticks waiting around. Thank you!

  15. I did it – I made some trees from your inspiration – they are linked up to the linky party – thanks for a great project!

  16. Those burlap trees are fabulous!



  17. These are too gorgeous! I especially love the burlap one. I found you through HOH, and I’m your newest follower!


  18. Oh My Gosh! I love these trees! I would love to have you share this project at my Shabby Shares link party over at Rustic Crafts ~

  19. So pretty!! Thanks for the tutorial! Would you pretty please share them here? I’d be so excited for you to join the party!

  20. Love the twine tree!!

  21. These turned out really nice, Trish! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

  22. Simple, rustic, and lovely:)

  23. Burlap & twine trees are on my to do list. :) Yours look great!

  24. Nature, simple, beautiful!
    Very-very nice!

  25. I’m over visiting from the Lolly Jane’s link party. I love this tree! I love the look of the burlap!

    ~Kara (your newest google follower :)

  26. Found you through a link party and I’ll be following now. These turned out great, thanks for the tutorial!

  27. I love these! I have pinned them to use later this week in a featured post. Thanks for linking up and sharing:>

  28. Those look brill! I love mini trees and am hoping to sneak some into our Christmas decorating this year. You’ve inspired me! :)

  29. Pure awesomeness!
    Thanks for sharing.

  30. So darn clever. So simple, yet so elegant. Great tutorial too:-)

  31. I like the twine tree the best, but the brown ribbon is perfect for the burlap tree.


  32. Girl you are so creative! They look so nice! Visiting from the blog hop and following you! Hope to see you around at my place too!
    Love, Olga

  33. Love these!! I really like the rustic feel of the burlap and twine. I made some similar ones for my mantle:

  34. Don’t forget to link up to win the Eureka Vacuum and Kindle Fire at “The Sits Girls!!” I am grateful to be a fellow crafter in Creating Christmas, just thought you might like a chance to win big for being oh so fabulous. :)

  35. LOVE! thanks for linking up to mom it monday! I have shared your tutorial on my FB page!

  36. Love these!!! I almost dude a twine, jute tree, but was to lazy! HA! did you link these to my Christmas Tree Party. These are perfect for it. winks, jen

  37. These have a simple and understated beauty. Thanks for sharing!

  38. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

  39. LOVE these!! like the color and the easy do look!! I cannot wait to try with my kids!

  40. very cute. i love the nice simple rustic look these have to them!

  41. You had me at Bur….burlap that is. Love it all…

  42. Oh my goodness I love these so much! Well done and thank you for sharing with us.Hugs! P.S> Have you added your lovely blog to my new blog list page? Don’t forget to enter my Tis The Season giveaway too, time is running out.

  43. These trees are adorable. What a simple but beautiful way to decorate. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Love these! I’m featuring you!


  45. these burlap and twine trees are splendid. I love the simplicity and elegance.

  46. I love your trees, you make the best, so maybe I should knight you the “tree lady”. What you think! I especially like how natural and rustic they look. I really favor that look. Thanks for sharing all your project’s at Sunday’s Best. Keep you inspiration coming!

  47. Awesome idea; I’ll be trying some of these for my little booth for sales; these are sweet–thanks for sharing.

  48. I love these trees & the materials you used to make them. So pretty {in a rustic way!}.

    Warmly, Michelle

  49. Seriously I can’t get enough of burlap and twine! Love what you did! Happy holiday! My

  50. Your trees are lovely, well done! I’ve got this linked to my Christmas trees post too today – happy holidays!

  51. Love these! ~ So adorable and warm looking. Question: Where did you get the brown jingle bells?

  52. What is the third tree in the picture you didn’t descibe made with? I really like all three!

  53. Where did you find the candlesticks?

  54. Since this is SOOOOO Last Year can I have them this year and call it MINE?!?! So Seriously Cute.
    I’m trying the jute one and my second will be with books pages… wish me luck! There’s still time to send it overseas… just sayin ;)

  55. Cute! I never thought about paper cones – great idea, I’ll make my own! Just went to Hobby Lobby recently and refused to pay 5 bucks for styrofoam trees. I’m doing the twine trees for my mantle ;)


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