I have another $3 craft to share! It could even cost you less if you have all the items already on hand.
As an added bonus, the whole thing is made by looping, tying, and weaving so, aside from the sprinkles of jute particles, there’s no mess.
role of jute twine
sparkly gold ribbon
Start by tying the jute into the bottom corner of the frame. Loop it up and over the top center of the frame.
Continue looping up and over, alternating directions as you create a triangle in the frame. There was no method to my madness. Sometimes I went under. Sometimes I went over. Variety is the spice of life.
Once you’re happy with the shape of your tree, gather your gold ribbon (or ribbon of your choosing) and tie one end directly unto the bottom corner of jute (not the frame).
Weave the ribbon across the tree a few strings of jute at a time. Continue this back and forth up the tree.
Once you reach the top of your tree, wind the remainder of your ribbon to gather the top into a tighter point. Knot up the rest of the ribbon into a cute little star (blob, whatever) et voilà!