DIY Shabby Chic Tree - The Shabby Tree (2024)

by The Shabby Tree | Jul 15, 2019 | Uncategorized | 28 comments

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I am obsessed with trees and I wanted to make a tree that I can leave out all year long! This turned out so cute and I’m excited for you all to give it a try. The supplies you will need are:

1. A tomato cage

2. Wire

3. Jute

4. String

5. Material (I’m using Burlap, old lace curtains and an old bread spread)

6. Wire cutters

7. Scissors.

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First step it to take the wire and add extra wire rings to your tomato cage. You will start at the largest ring of your cage. This is going to be the bottom base of your tree.

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Come up the poles of the tomato cage about 1 and 1/2 inches. You will tie the wire in place with your jute string.

You will continue this process until you get to the top.

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Once you get to the top you need to pull the 3 wire poles together to form the top of you tree. Secure them in place by wrapping the wire around them. Then take some jute string and tie it all in place.

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Your wired tree is now ready for your material. You will need to cut your material into strips. I really don’t measure my strips I just cut them into strips about 1 and 1/2 to 2 inches wide.

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I found it easiest to cut all my material into long strips and then cut those long strips into shorter strips as I’m wrapping. You’re going to take your long strips and cut about a 12 inch strip to wrap and knot around each wire ring.

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This tree is going to be a shaggy rag tree so I didn’t worry about everything being exactly measured out.

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You’re going to continue wrapping and knotting your strips around the wire rings. I alternated my fabrics as I went.

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You will continue this process all the way to top of tree. Your tree will look like the tree in the background when you get to the top.

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You can add a star to the top or leave it plain. This is an amazing shabby chic tree and I hope you give it a try!

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    Sharon Blakeon August 30, 2019 at 12:38 am

    I love all your ideas

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    Karen Readingeron September 3, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Beautiful! I’m going to give it a try. Thanks again 😊😊

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    Linda Hugheson September 3, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Very cute. I’m going to try a smaller version of this. Love your vibes!

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    charlene romineon September 4, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    love the treei see you use blue an black too love it

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    Brenda Smithon September 7, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    I really want to try this. What is this going to look like after a rain storm?

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    Peggyon September 8, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Beautiful. I’m going to try this.

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    Darleneon September 14, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Cant wait to give this a try, love your shabby ideas. your my kind of girl!!

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    Rubyon September 25, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Love the tree!! Can’t wait to try this!!!

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    chris Burtonon September 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    How much Burlap did you end up using. looks like 4 or 5 yards.

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    Carrieon September 26, 2019 at 3:36 am

    I love the tree 🌲 I have my tomato cages all ready just need to get the lace and burlap, thank you for all the Great ideas Love your page ❤️❤️

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    Donna Armstrong (Tennessee)on October 2, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I’m already gathering the materials needed. I can’t wait to do this. This is a great project to share with friends. Two or three people could wipe it out a lot faster than just one. I’m so glad I found you on FB!!

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    Mariaon October 2, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    You probably should just keep it inside

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    Mary Evanson October 2, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Hi can’t wait to make it. I made out of a tomato cage, a Christmas tree

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    Pam Aroson October 2, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Do you add the lights before or after you put the fabric on?
    Thanks for all your craft tips!!!

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    Kathion October 15, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Got my tomato cages, (yes, more then one!). Burlap, lace, and cream coloured burlap all cut, and ready to start…also am making your Gnomes…I’m excited….thank you for the fun ideas…

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    Tammyon October 18, 2019 at 3:44 am

    How much fabric do I need for this tree?
    I see you have also done grapevine trees, I made 3 for my porch last year after pulling tons of grapevine growing in my bushes last year.

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    Kathi LaFramboiseon October 19, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    When did you put the lights on the tree…before or after the material.

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    Fern Holton October 23, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Approximately how many yards of fabric would you estimate each tree to take?

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    Judy Hamiltonon October 27, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Love the blogs. Started cutting my material to make this tree.

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    Sharon murrayon October 27, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I have a question. Do you have any idea of how much material I will need? I’m thinking of using a sheet and some lace curtains but I’ll have to buy some burlap.

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    Cynthia Bowlingon November 25, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    ♥️♥️

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    aneton December 6, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I can’t wait to make this tree this weekend … love watching you and your ideas are amazing 🙂

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    Brandie Hughsonon December 19, 2019 at 1:35 am

    I cant see any of the pictures…are they somewhere else?

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    Michelle Masnyon December 19, 2019 at 2:47 am

    One of my favorite ideas. I am waiting to for tomato cages to come out at stores and I am making this tree to stay up all year round.

    I now have two trees that you suggested that will be up all year.

    Love your style and ideas 😊

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    Cherylon April 4, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    You are so creative!!

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    Lynda Gelineauon April 16, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    LOVE this tree idea! As soon as we can get out I need to purchase a tomato cage. I have fabric and twine ready to go 🙂🌲

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    Libbyon April 16, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Love this idea. Love the Shabby Tree. Your tree looks awesome!

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