Christmas Tree Wreath Tutorial

I’m baaaaaaack. Sorry about the break. It wasn’t intentional. I’d craft everyday if I could but work took over my time. I’m taking time off, though, so get ready for some serious posting! So excited to have more time for my kids, husband, and crafting. And some house work in there too. Anyway, on to today’s post:

I made these fun burlap trees and whipped up a tutorial for you while hosting craft night. Craft night starts at 8:30pm so please excuse the not so stellar photos.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 yard burlap
  • cutting mat & rotary cutter or scissors
  • 14 gauge wire
  • lighter weight craft wire
  • wire cutters
  • small pliers
  • wooden star
  • trunk (3.5″x3.5″x1″ block)
  • hot glue gun/glue stick
  • Bells or whatever you’d like to decorate your tree with

Cut your burlap into 2 inch strips. Cut your self a piece of 14 gauge wire 41 inches long. measure in on both sides 16 inches and bend into a triangle shape. Bend the tops of each triangle at the top one inch in. This will be the base for your star to attach to. One at a time, fold your burlap strips back and forth like an accordion making the length of each fold equal to the width (approximately 2×2). Using the end of your wire like a needle, thread the middle of your accordion onto the wire. It takes a bit of muscle and is easiest if you do a few layers at a time.

The top photo in the above collage shows what it should look like threaded on. Keep adding your strips until it’s full enough for your liking. When finished, wrap one of the tops of your wires around the other. Drill a hole in the bottom of your star and hot glue it onto the wire sticking up. We had my friend’s husband cut ours out but if purchasing from the craft store, I’d leave both wires up and hot glue the star on both. Then position your burlap so that the exposed wire is covered. This will secure your burlap and keep it from springing off. Then decorate, attach your bells or other desired holiday goodness to your tree with a hot glue gun. To attach your block, drill two small holes at the top of the block and thread your thinner wire through. Then attach that wire to your main wire at the base of the tree. Do it loosely or it will smash your burlap at the bottom and lay funky.

 
 

Add a ribbon around the wire at the top of your tree for hanging and your done. Let me know if I missed anything. Happy holiday crafting. Best time of the year. :)

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22 Responses to Christmas Tree Wreath Tutorial

  1. Cute! I’m pinning this! I would LOVE for you to share this at my Submarine Sunday link party!

    T’onna @ Submarine Sunday Aboard the USS Crafty

  2. Very nice idea for making a wreath. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Rosa Forino says:

    ciao Lisa
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  4. So cute! And is it really that time of the year already?! Holy moly :)
    I’m popping over from the blog party, this is fun!

  5. Marti Cooper says:

    This is such a cute and creative idea! I love it. I am hosting a SHOW-licious Craft Showcase and would love for your crafts to be a part of it. If you would like to share some of your projects just follow this link…http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/10/show-licious-craft-showcase-5.html.

    Have a great week!

    xoxo,
    Marti

  6. Crystelle says:

    What a fun idea to make a wreath in the shape of a Christmas tree! I love it!

    Have a great Christmas!
    hugs ~ Crystelle

  7. This is a darling idea for a tree! Fun tutorial!

  8. This is so cute! I need to make one for my door! New follower here from the link party! Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

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  9. Oh, I really love this! I would love for you to add this, and any other of your awesome ideas, to my Mom’s Library weekly round-up.
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/10/moms-library-link-up-3-for-me.html

    Thanks and be blessed,
    Julie

  10. Hey! I’m stopping by to let you know that I’m featuring your lovely Christmas tree wreath tutorial @ Submarine Sunday #5. Come on over and grab a feature button! I’m so glad you shared this tutorial. I just might make my own Christmas tree wreath! :-)

    T’onna @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

  11. Hi! congrats on your spotlight at Navy Wifey Peters. Love your “trees”. This is so cute – gotta make some.
    JoAnn

  12. Carol says:

    These are just adorable, Lisa! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. Brian says:

    There are many great options for low level light displays and decorations that are easy to setup.
    skyline decor

  14. Kelley says:

    Great idea! I have been addicted to burlap this year, this is a great addition to the list=)

  15. I’d like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-turkey.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  16. Looks so great! Love how this is different from the ordinary wreath.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

  17. Marieta says:

    lovely¡¡
    thank you

  18. annewalker says:

    what a great idea! Decorating ideas for christmas are simply endless and I enjoy browsing the crafts and handmade ornaments shared by bloggers and crafters like you. I was also looking at Christmas tree decorating ideas and I end up in this blog and I was never disappointed. Creativity rocks! Keep it up and happy holidays!

  19. these are adorable! i love the white one!

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