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DIY – Burlap Tree

Tis the season – We start decorating for the holidays right around Thanksgiving and my mom couldn’t resist putting up her tree so Evan could see it:

He is a huge fan of lights so he loved the colors.  This is the first year my mom has had a colored tree since I was little.  My sister is less than thrilled by Evan adores it.  I’m sure it reminds him of Baby Einstein a major favorite these days.

Evan got to wear his Patagonia hoodie today, as with all hoodies he was not the biggest fan but he sure did look cute:

You can always tell when Hector takes photographs because we always are bleached out 😉  I think we look like vamps (Did anyone see Breaking Dawn?  We haven’t yet – Maybe on Turkey Day).

We hung out with some wonderful friends, did a bit of shopping and used some creative juices to create a festive burlap tree!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A tomato plant cadge
  • Christmas Lights
  • Burlap
  • Sewing pins or a hot glue gun
  • A bow or some ribbon
  • Optional:  An awesome interested golden retriever named Gandalf

Total cost for us? $0.00 Burlap was re-used from my Baby Shower – we always have extra Christmas lights and my dad is a tomato farmer 😉

All you need to do is string the lights in and around the cone:

Cover in burlap – we pinned with sewing pins:

And add a bow on top – I created my own from some leftover ribbon from last year and just like that:

We will just cut off the excess burlap for a more polished look.  Evan loves it:

he is so excited he is moving to fast for the camera.

Happy Holiday Decorating!


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