This tree, much like many others in my #25trees series, is made from 100% recycled materials!
I really like being able to create something from what we already have. And because of where I got the hessian from – this tree now has a special meaning behind it as well.
So I’ll tell you the story of the hessian.
Last year my friend got married. She had a fantastic wedding set in a lodge nestled in bushland. For the weeks leading up to the wedding, a group of us friends all got together and created all the decorations and trimmings for the wedding. A lot of this was made from hessian (as well as native flowers, gum leaves and of course fairy lights!)
It was such a lovely wedding! But of course once she returned home she had so much hessian! She very kindly gave me some of it.
So for a while now the hessian has sat unused – waiting for the perfect project! And this is it!
So for this project I used the natural hessian (from a large decorative bow) and the red hessian (that was used as her ‘red carpet’). The green cone came from an unfinished school project from my son.
To make this tree, I did the following:
Firstly I cut my hessian into long strips
I then folded each strip in half and cut slices into each about half way up.
It was then time to layer them onto the cone. My cone was cardboard, so I secured each layer with hot glue. If you are using a polystyrene cone – pins could be used (and they’d look a little like decorations!)
Pull each strip tightly to take the shape of the cone.
The back of mine looks a bit messy – I’ll just turn that to face the wall!
And that’s all there is to it!
We are nearly at Christmas so only 2 more trees to go! Thanks for following along! And I’ll see you back here again tomorrow!
Thanks again and happy crafting!