This Christmas, I decided to to forgo a traditional Christmas tree now that the children are older. They have lost interest in decorating a tree so I thought I would decorate in a different way. I even sold our fake reusable tree. It was a little too big for our living room and this would be year two of it not being used and taking up much needed storage space in the garage. It was time to let it go and be of use to another family.

Quickly, I went into “use what I have” mode and came up with this beauty!



burlap holiday tree

It evolved effortlessly from what I had in my craft stash.



I attached some Christmas lights along three lampshade rims that I slipped on a metal rod and secured in place with rubber washers.

burlap tree step 1

The rod is threaded on one end so I screwed it into a scrap piece of wood and topped it with a picture frame for the base.

burlap tree step 2

Used pine cones for a tree topper,  securing them around the rod with a fabric remnant.

burlap holiday tree pine cones



I so adore all the little pockets and folds that I stuffed with tree branches and paper packaging materials. Every angle is unique and interesting.

burlap holiday tree step 3



Added a little trim and a few ornments. Done!

And there you have it, a burlap holiday tree. I love, love, love it, especially because, with the exception of the tree branches, I made it from what I already had along with some remnant items I had laying around. I went to a Christmas tree lot and picked up a large bunch of clippings.

burlap tree last step