by laura janning

Ballard Inspired Charlie Brown Tree #3

December 7, 2012

I like to think of this as the Charlie Brown meets Burlap Tree, I thought that the first time my eyes saw it in the Ballard Holiday catalog here.
With my burlap mojo not slowing down after making these here and here, I decided to make one of these Ballard inspired trees. 

Supplies Needed-
Craft Cones- cardboard or plastic in any size
Burlap Ribbon with a wired edge- where ribbon is sold
Tacky Spray

Step 1: Cut your burlap every 1-2 inches, cutting only 1/2 way up the width of your ribbon

Step 2: Measure the circumference of your cone and cut your strips of ribbon for each row. Begin wrapping the cone by rows, working up with your ribbon slightly overlapping so that the top half of the bottom ribbon is showing and not the bare cone.

Note: I found it easier to use tacky spray to secure the ribbon when using the cardboard cones rather then a hot glue gun. For the plastic cone, the hot glue gun worked better when securing the ribbon.

Step 3: Continue wrapping your strips of ribbon on the cone until the cone is completely covered in burlap like this. Next take your hand and fluff up your ends on the tree. Bend some of the ends up for a more random look.

Then the gang sings  "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."

I think Charlie Brown would have approved!

Grateful for:
The chance to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas this holiday season with the family eating popcorn in our jammies.

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  1. So lovely! Thought of you yesterday when I finally picked up a cone!

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  3. Love it! I think I may put some of these girls sleeping over here tonight to work making little burlap trees for me.... Might keep the mischief level down. =)

  4. I love those! I love anything made with burlap so those trees make me smile. You are so clever to figure out to make your own. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  5. How cute is this tree?! So sweet, and so easy. I've never seen burlap wired ribbon, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.
    Debbie :)

  6. Charlie Brown would definitely have approved. I got my wreath yesterday and I love it. Can't wait for the sun to come out so I can photograph it and share it on my blog :)

  7. How cute and love that you call your little trees Charlie Brown trees! :) You did a great job.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Laura- Cute! Cute! Cute! Great job with the trees! xo Diana


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