The items you will need to make the larger tree are listed below
36 inch metal floral stand I purchased mine from hobby lobby it was $4.99
Yard stick or tape measure
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Cream colored spray paint
A skein of chunky yarn also purchased at hobby lobby
Cream colored cord
And a piece of wood for the stand this one was $2.39 at hobby lobby
Step 1 You need to remove the medal piece that is connected to the middle and bottom bar Take your pliers and open up the two hooks on the bottom and remove them from the bottom bar
Step two Using the hacksaw saw off the two outer legs just below the bottom bar it should look like this when you are done
Step three You can use any color you would like I choose this one because my yarn is cream if you choose to do a green are to make a green tree you can skip this step Take your spray paint and paint one side let dry they turn over and paint the other side
Step four Take your yarn and measure out a six and half yard piece and cut now measure another six and half yard piece and cut so now you have two pieces measuring six and half yards each I wind each piece into a ball I found it easier to work with when doing the tree Next cut 23 twelve inch pieces of the cream cordStep five Using your hot glue gun add a small amount of glue to the bottom bar in the middle and glue the middle leg to the bottom bar making sure the middle leg is centered it should look like this when you are done
Step seven We are now going to add the 23 twelve inch pieces of cord to the bottom bar over the yarn you just glued on Starting at one end of the tree take one piece of the cord and make a loop and place it under the bottom bar with the loop facing you next lift the loop up and take the two end pieces from the back and pull them through the loop towards you pull tight repeat this with another five pieces keep moving towards the middle of the tree
Continue with the last five pieces of cord making a loop laying it under the bottom bar with the loop facing you lifting the loop and pulling the two end pieces through the loop pulling it tight this is what it should now look like when all 23 pieces are added to the bottom bar
Step eight You need to wrap the yarn around the left outer bar once by taking the ball of yarn on your left side and lay it across the bar pulling the ball of yarn through the opening in between the left and middle bar bringing it back out to the left
Repeat this step with the other ball of yarn on the right side
Next add a dab of hot glue to the middle bar and bring your yarn on the left side across pulling tight and glueing it to the middle bar
Don’t forget to wrap the yarn around the outer right bar when you bring the yarn back over to the right Next add glue to the top of the bottom bar and glue the first row of yarn you just did
Now you are going to continue what you for the first row all the way up the tree doing the left side then the right you just keep alternating sides all the way up the tree. You do not need to glue the rows of yarn together we only glued the first row to the bottom bar
Step nine Take your wood piece and drill a hole in the middle now place your tree stem to make sure the whole is big enough when it fits in the hole you are now ready to paint remove the tree and paint your base
Tree Topper supplies you will need are
3 inch wood star
First cover one side of star with glue and glitter let dry after it is dry flip over and do the same to the other side don’t forget to get the sides of the star let dry
I saw this same tree today at the atHome store in Kettering, OH and instantly thought of the Shabby Tree! ❤️❤️❤️
So adorable , new to your site
Is the directions correct for making the smaller trees when it says use eight inches of cord? Could it be eight feet instead. Just didn’t sound right.
What frames were used for the small trees?
For the smaller trees on the left and right you said 8 inches or cord is this correct?
Would you show how to do small tree, not sure how you cut frame down, and not understanding the “two 8 inch pieces of thinner yarn….” do you mean you cut maybe 8 feet of thinner yarn to wrap up each side? Thank you so much for your time, I love watching you and all of the awesome crafts. So excited to make the large tree but need more instruction re frame etc for small tree. Blessings to you!!! You are truly appreciated!! (I dont have website, dont know how to do, just have facebook business page)
I love these trees!
I have a few questions regarding the smaller trees. At the very bottom of the instructions where it describes how to make smaller trees, did you mean to say you used 8 YARDS of yarn rather than 8 INCHES as stated in the instructions? Eight inches doesn’t seem to be enough yarn. Also, do you use the same cemetery wreath holder for the smaller trees but just cut them shorter to the desired tree height?
Thanks for all of your videos and blog posts – keep ’em coming!
My Neighbor Next Door makes rugs out of strips of fabric would not be interesting to weave through the shape of a tree
I love this! I watched the live, but came here to see how to make the smaller trees. Please correct or explain the two 8 inch pieces. Did you mean feet? Thanks
Ok so I’m confused on the length of yarn needed for a smaller tree. 6.5 yards for the 36” tree. How many yards for say an 18” tree? Thanks. These are beautiful and I can’t wait to try them!!!
Hi Barb, I just want you to know that you , The Shabby Tree, and your behind the scenes family and friends, are making so many people happy. I have read many comments where people had stopped crafting and then they found you and The Shabby Tree, and they are crafting again. You are such an inspiration to many crafters. I love your enthusiasm, energy and your kindness towards others. Thank you for bringing joy to the lives of so many and more to follow. Who knows, maybe someday you can hold a craft conference and bring everyone together! Wouldn’t that be awesome! Wishing you much success and happiness. Thank you for touching my life as well. Best regards, Gail Price
HOW COOL IS THAT LOVE IT
Love these so cute my sister making some for her tablets at work she’s putting light in hers 😍
I can answer one of your questions. She purchased 3 different sizes then did them like she did the large one.
I love these trees, just have a question when wrapping the yarn Do You do a complete wrap on the outer bars each time and just go around on the inner bar with the cord or yarn? Thank you
Love these!!!! Going to try it.
I absolutely love this tree I love everything about they shaby tree and everything it’s about thank you for sharing
Directions are hard to follow. No one replies to questions!
Oh my gosh, sometimes I worry about myself. For a good 30 seconds I was looking at the picture trying to figure out what you were doing with the flowery material? Then the Epiphany hit. It was your glue gun.