Easy to make Christmas project using just a foam cone and chunky yarn.
Oh, I just made the cutest little yarn Christmas trees yesterday! It was my first Christmas craft for this year and now I’m dreaming about the Holidays!
It’s also one of my favorite kinds of projects to make: you only need a couple of easy-to-find supplies and it doesn’t cost a fortune to make!! Let me show you…
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Supplies for Yarn Trees
I started with a skein of chunky yarn and a craft foam cone.
I am using this silky ivory yarn but I think the chunky chenille blanket yarn would look wonderful as well.
Making the Yarn Trees
Cut The Yarn
How easy is this, all the yarn pieces are cut into 6-inch pieces.
You can cut as you go or cut a bunch of pieces ahead of time.
Get your glue gun revved up and have an extra stick ready to go!
I made little loops with my yarn by meeting the two ends together.
Now, I started gluing the yarn loops onto the foam cone I let the loops hang a little past the bottom of the tree form on the first row.
I use the back end of a paintbrush to hold the yarn in place as the hot glue sets…it saves me from burning my fingers (but I ALWAYS end up burning myself at some point!!)
After the first row was done, I started the second row of yarn loops (and every row of yarn after that) by putting the glue drop right above the top of the last row.
***I found that raising the top of the foam cone onto something was so much easier than keeping it flat on the table***
Every row of yarn loops hangs over the previous row of yarn (it hides the top of the yarn and the glue)
Top Of The Yarn Tree
To cover up the top of the foam cone, I used a piece of the yarn and glued it to the tippy top of the tree. I just wrapped the yarn around and glued the end underneath itself.
Now, you could leave the tree just like this…isn’t it super cute?? You could put a little star on top or add a base.
Making a base for the tree
Of course, I had to be extra and add a base for my tree.
I had a couple of 4-inch terra cotta pots in my crafting stash. These pedestal stands from Michael’s would look really nice and a bit more formal ( I only had one on hand…I guess I don’t have that much of a craft hoarding problem after all!!).
I painted the pot with a coat of a light gray, almost white chalk paint.
When it was dry I brushed a small amount of dark wax across the body of the pot.
To secure the tree to the pot I put hot glue around the rim and held it in place until it bonded.
Making A Second Tree
I also made a smaller version of the yarn tree. I had green yarn and a white craft foam cone so I painted a quick coat of green paint to the cone so the white wouldn’t show through.
TIP: You can use any color yarn for this craft- just paint the foam cone a shade to match the yarn.
Finished Yarn Loop Trees
Aren’t they sweet!!
You can check out the DIY yarn trees I made last year here.