I’ve been very excited to work on great holiday crafts this year.
In past years I have done crafts for the holidays but they have not been as good as this year. Because this year, I have a great excuse: the booth.
I get to go to garage sales and buy random things and turn them into incredible pieces. I love it. And then I get to sell them. Or think about selling them. :)
Recently I found these foam cones with tree branches stuck in them. Yes- stuck in them. They were not originally made this way.
I knew right away I wanted to make these trees:
I gathered my supplies:
I started by cutting my burlap into long strips about 3-4″ wide.
I started with the next layer above just enough so the looped edge would cover the raw edges.
Up and up I went until I was almost to the top. For the top I glued a scrap over the tip and wrapped a piece of the looped burlap around the top.
To steady it in my pot I used a piece of floral foam from the Dollar Tree wedged into the pot, and simply stuck the branch in.
To cover the foam I used contrasting burlap tucked on top in a messy, but intentional, way.
I love how they turned out!
These darlings are great, easy, and cheap projects for your home for the holidays! They are great because they bring height and texture which are essential in vignettes so they don’t feel stale.
Make sure to Pin so you can make your own!