Might try the burlap ribbon this way & do the twine around like this tree. Cotton ball garland is cute, but looks time consuming!
Lighted Burlap Garland - 20 Jaw-Dropping DIY Christmas Party Decorations | GleamItUp by Mudgey
Christmas Tree Burlap Sack! I think I need to make this instead of a tree skirt!!
no sew burlap tree skirt
I did this with our tree last year. The angel even had a burlap dress...very country chic :)
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Easy DIY Burlap Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Tutorial - decor instead of a wreath | The TipToe Fairy #christmas
Burlap Tree Skirt Ruffled/ SEWN by SimpleThingsByAmy on Etsy
... throw on some Christmas music, break out the hot cider and make a burlap Christmas tree for your home! Description from rags-n-rhinestones.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
DIY Burlap Christmas Garland Tree Wrap