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Easy DIY Tree Topper

Hey guys!  I’ve had a lot of questions asking me about the burlap bow that I used for my tree topper on my Christmas Tree!

Christmas-Tree-Topper

It is sooooo easy to make and the only tools you need are a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun!  Yah baby!

Burlap-GarlandI purchased this roll of burlap garland at Michael’s

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Burlap-Strand-for-BowStart by cutting a strand that is about 3 feet long.

Make-first-loopFold one end over about 2/3’s of the way over and hot glue it in place

making-second-loopFollow up with the other end and secure with a dab of hot glue

layer-second-loopNow, just do the same thing again and lay it on top of the first set of loops.

burlap-strand-for-middleCut another strand about 1 ft. long

hot-glue-sidesand fold the ends over to make it skinny 🙂

making-the-bowLay the two loops on top of the skinny strip.  Ugly side of skinny strip faces up and ugly side of loops faces up.

add-a-dab-of-hot-glueAdd a dab of hot glue about a 1/2 inch from the bottom of the loop

scrunch-bowand squeeze the loops toward the center with your fingers.  Add more hot glue to any folds that touch.

wrap-middleNext, wrap the skinny strip around the bow and secure in the middle of the “pinch” with hot glue.

wrap-other-end-and-trimDo the same for the other end and trim the excess burlap.

how-to-make-bow-tailsNow for the tails!  Cut another strip about 3 feet long and at the very center point, fold together and secure with hot glue.

attaching-the-tailsattach that strand to the back of the bow with hot glue.

burlap-bowThis is what it looks like when you flip it over!  So cute 🙂

cutting-the-tailsTo finish her off, fold the end of each tail in half and cut at and angle towards the bottom of the tail

how-to-make-tails-on-a-bowWhen you open it up it makes a cute, finished edge to the tails!

attaching-twineI used a string of twine to attach it to the tree.  I just ran it behind the skinny strand that was wrapped around the middle of the bow and tied a knot in front of the tail attachment.

Christmas-Tree-TopperNow just hang that cutie up 🙂

I hope that you love my Burlap Tree Topper!  We always appreciate your shares!

Happy Friday!

~Ashley

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11 Comments

  1. www.EasyWoodwork.org on May 5, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Yay! I love the tree topper I built! I used the plans at www. EasyWoodwork.org to build it – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

    Go to www. EasyWoodwork.org – click the red link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!

  2. Maggie Ames on December 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    How wide was your ribbon?

  3. Renee Leary on November 9, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Ahhh how cute! I think I may just model my tree this year off of this one : ) Absolutely love everything about your style

  4. Michelle on November 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Beautiful tree!

  5. Lindsay Wampler on November 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Wow! I love it! Gonna go get that burlap asap! Did you make this up? It’s terrific!

    • Shanty2Chic on November 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you so much Lindsay! I’m sure there are many other ways to make the bow but this is how I made mine 🙂 It’s so easy!

  6. Teowai Ratahi on November 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Love it! What a great idea. It would work for anytime you would need a big bow

    • Shanty2Chic on November 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      It so could Teowai! Thank you 🙂

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