Vintage Burlap Tree Ornaments

Vintage Burlap Tree Ornaments

Vintage Burlap Tree Ornaments
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

Difficulty LevelBeginner


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Cardboard
  • Burlap
  • White Paint or Gesso
  • Mod Podge or Glue
  • Scissors
  • Buttons (vintage-style)
  • Lace, Ribbon and other vintage-style Trim
  • Sequins
  • Metal embellishments
  • Mini Jingle Bells


  1. Cut cardboard into basic tree shapes, any size you want.

  2. Cut burlap to shape/size and glue on top of cardboard shapes.

  3. Add white paint or gesso here and there for faded/vintage effect.

  4. 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".

  5. Glue ornament hangers to top.

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