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Tall Burlap Tree DIY

burlap Christmas tree

I have a love-hate relationship with this tall burlap tree DIY.  I wish I had a video of me cutting the chicken wire and forming the cone shape.  You’ll have to picture me sprawled on the floor trying to keep the roll of wire from flying back at me.  I had scratches on my arms and legs and got poked several times.  For all of those reasons, I’m just going to say that you should wear long pants, gloves, and safety glasses if you attempt this project.

Things you’ll need to make the tall burlap tree DIY:

  1. Burlap fabric
  2. Chicken wire with small hex
  3. Wire cutters and wire
  4. Scissors and/or rotary cutter and mat
  5. Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Making the Cone

I’m sorry I don’t have a pattern for forming the cone.  I just cut a rectangle and fought it into the shape I needed and secured it with small pieces of wire.  If you have any long overlapping flaps, you’ll want to cut those off.  Before beginning to assemble the rest, try to fold sharp wires under so you don’t poke yourself later on. 🙂

If the cone shape is not your style, I also made these burlap Christmas trees as well.

Pre-cutting the burlap

I used wide burlap ribbon for my tree, but about halfway through, I realized that burlap by the yard and a rotary cutter would have been my best friends.  If I had it to do over again, I would have cut all of the squares in advance with a rotary cutter and then started the gluing.  This would have saved a ton of time and a lot of money.

I also think these would look awesome in a baby's nursery.  I'd love to hear how you would decorate yours!  Since you're probably decorating for Christmas, don't forget to check out my tutorials for making all different burlap bows.

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