I love making new holiday wreaths each year. This Burlap Christmas Tree is my absolute favorite, but I also love this Santa Gnome Wreath and this Candy Cane Reindeer Wreath, too.
This project was made with burlap ribbon from BurlapFabric.com. It is probably the best quality burlap ribbon I’ve ever used. It doesn’t shred or fall apart, and I love that it comes in gorgeous colors. This post contains affiliate links.
Years ago I saw this lovely pumpkin wall hanging made of swirls of mesh ribbon. I think it’s been going around Pinterest forever. One of my neighbors even made that pumpkin. It’s gorgeous, but it inspired me to use burlap ribbon and make my own version as a Christmas Tree.
I love the homespun look that burlap gives, and I thought it would be lovely to hang on the front door instead of a typical Christmas wreath.
DIY Burlap Christmas Tree Wall Hanging
- 1 roll of 9-inch wide burlap ribbon – green
- 1 roll of 4-inch wide burlap ribbon – red
- 18″ Kraft Paper Wire
- homespun style ornament – optional
- 1 piece of cardboard cut into a triangle shape
- rotary cutter and mat
- glue gun and plenty of glue sticks
This is the measurements I cut my original cardboard backing, which I just got from ripping up a box. This was the perfect size because it used up nearly the entire roll of green burlap ribbon. The finished measurements for my tree are about 24 x 25 inches.
How do you make a Burlap Christmas Tree Wreath?
This is a great project that takes less than a couple hours to complete. You can watch a Christmas movie and drink hot chocolate as you work.
Once the cardboard triangle is cut, you’ll cut 6 inch pieces of the green burlap ribbon. I used my rotary cutter and mat and cut about 10-15 at a time as I worked.
Take a 6-inch piece of burlap, roll it up, and glue just one end of the roll together. Then, add another squirt of glue and place it on the cardboard. I recommend starting at the bottom of the triangle and working your way up. In the tutorial below, you can see I started in the middle because I had no idea what I was doing. But, after placing those three in the middle, I began working from the bottom up, so that each layer’s raw edges were covered by the next upper layer.
Here is a picture tutorial to visually explain:
It was pretty exciting to see how it was coming out as. I could see the the tree taking shape as I was adding more and more rolls of burlap ribbon. It was exactly like I pictured in my head, and I love it when a project comes out that way.
How do you make a Burlap Bow?
To finish off the tree, I added a red burlap bow and coordinating homespun ornament I found at a local craft store, for 50% off!
Looking for more DIY Holiday Decor?
- Santa Gnome Wreath
- Candy Cane Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Wreath
- DIY Snow Luminaries
- Dollar Store Christmas Snow Globe Wreath
- DIY Christmas Santa Hat Tomato Cage
Looking for more DIY Christmas Crafts?
- Tiny Santa Christmas Ornaments
- Make a Mason Jar Snow Globe
- Mini Mason Jar Christmas Ornament
- NO SEW Easy Felt Snowman Ornament
- HERSHEY’S KISSES Chocolates Christmas Lights Necklace
SO BRIGHT . . . UNIQUE . . . CREATIVE . . . IN BURLAP — A GREEN HOLIDAY TREE WITH HUGE RED BOW AT TOP! LOVE THIS CRAFT IDEA, STEPHANIE! Your tutorial makes this project seem simple, yet results look FAB to brighten the front door for 6 to 8 weeks during the winter holidays. BRAVO. Thanks for sharing. Sarah in Minneapolis
This is SO darling! i love that ive never seen anything like it, way to go!
What a beautiful idea, it looks so nice hanging at the front door!
I love this Christmas and this looks super easy to make. Thank you for sharing.
Lovely decor! It contrasts nicely against your door. 🙂
This is an awesome idea and it looks really cute. Very creative and I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.
That’s cute and very simple. Beautiful holiday decorations 🙂
This looks really cute on the door. I love the look of this wreath, so creative.
This turned out great! So much better than a wreath. I should make this for my mother-in-law. She would love it!
Hi Stephanie, i wholeheartedly agree with the other readers. I was looking for something different and creative for my front door and this is it ! Of course it really helps that your front door is red, mine is white and there’s no chance my hubby could be talked into painting it so i must come up with a different color combo. Maybe a red tree with a green bow or green tree with a white bow or maybe a green tree with a red bow and a few dollops og white paint at the tips of the green branches ! Oh heck, why mess with perfection, haha ! Happy holidays and thanks for sharing.