Easy DIY Yarn Christmas Trees

Posted by Meghan Quinones

Looking for some affordable (and easy) decorations to get your home ready for the holidays? These easy DIY yarn Christmas Trees are just what you need!

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Looking for a modern way to display a Christmas tree? If so, this is the perfect project for you!

With a few supplies and some yarn you can make these adorable yarn trees. The varying sizes of the trees will really give a unique presence to a table, mantle, or any other neglected space in your home. If you already have enough holiday decor in your home, why not make these as gifts for family or friends? Just imagine their delight when they receive cute little yarn trees made by you!

I used Coats & Clark Red Heart Holiday Yarn in Red/Silver, Green/Silver, and White/Silver to get a fun mix of Christmas cheer.

How many trees do you put up in your home during the holidays? Let us know!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Styrofoam Cones (12 Inch, 9 Inch, and 5 Inch)
  • Yarn (Red/Silver, Green/Silver, and White/Silver)
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors
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Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Grab all of your yarn. Make a yarn ball out of each color. This will make the process easier when you wrap the yarn around your cones. Make sure your yarn ball is big enough so you have enough to go around your cones.

Step 2: Put a little dab of glue at the bottom of your cone. Take your yarn (whatever color you would like to start with) and glue it to the bottom of your cone.

Step 3: Start wrapping your yarn around and down your cone. Make sure you keep your line of yarn as close to the prior line of yarn as possible.

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Step 4: Continue wrapping your yarn until you get to the top of your cone.

Step 5: Once you get to the top of your cone, trim your yarn down a bit (leaving enough to finish off the top).

Step 6: Cover the top of your cone with glue.

Step 7: Take your remaining yarn and start to coil it around the top of your cone. When the top is completely filled in, trim any remaining yarn.

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Step 8: Time to make your pom pom. Wrap your yarn forty times around four of your fingers.

Step 9: Once you have your yarn wrapped, cut a piece of yarn and wrap it around the center of your yarn and tie a knot.

Step 10: Cut all of the loops you made, opening them up.

Step 11: Run your pom pom between your palms to "fluff" it up.

Step 12: Trim your pom pom down to the size you would like. Once your pom pom is the perfect size place some glue on the top of your cone and glue your pom pom to it. Repeat all steps for your other two cones.

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After the glue on your pom poms has dried, your trees are ready for action! You can quickly whip these up in no time. Need an extra hand? This project is perfect for getting the kiddos involved!

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