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Vintage Burlap Tree Ornaments
"These are made from a recycled cardboard box cut into a basic tree shape and covered in burlap, then decorated with all sorts of buttons, charms, wood, metal, brads, sequins, lace trim, cheesecloth, etc. I made 5 trees in all keeping with the natural, white and mint color theme. For the tree trunks, I broke apart a couple popsicle sticks and layered an old cut up measuring tape along side the sticks for an old vintage-like feel. Adhered the burlap to the cardboard base with Faber-Castell GEL MEDIUM and added GESSO to areas of the trees and bits of the metal accent pieces for a bit of a worn look. Metallic Mint Gelatos® to color burlap heart."
Estimated CostUnder $10
Time to CompleteIn an evening
MaterialsFabric, Mixed Media, Paint
Primary TechniqueMixed Media
Project TypeMake a Project
White Paint or Gesso
- Mod Podge or Glue
- Buttons (vintage-style)
- Lace, Ribbon and other vintage-style Trim
- Metal embellishments
- Mini Jingle Bells
Cut cardboard into basic tree shapes, any size you want.
Cut burlap to shape/size and glue on top of cardboard shapes.
Add white paint or gesso here and there for faded/vintage effect.
Add various embellishments, trims and accents to decorate front of trees as desired. Add wood stick/measuring tape accent to bottom of trees to make "trunks".
Glue ornament hangers to top.